Wednesday, March 16, 2005

There Goes My Lunch...

The Jewish Music Cafe in Park Slope has hosted quite a few class acts from the Jewish music scene over the past months (including my Riverdale homies Pey Dalid), which has managed to relay the impression to me that their proprietors/booking staff could actually be class acts themselves (which, considering my continuing hate-hate relationship with the vast majority of music that calls itself 'Jewish' these days, is quite a monumental achievement)!

So why, oh why, would they aver to spoil, in one fell swoop, this highly coveted reputation by inviting these unbelievable boy-band sissies onto their stage?

O Lord, please look down with Mercy on your people Israel and forgive them their grievous bad taste!!!


At 1:20 PM, March 16, 2005, Blogger barseff said...

dude, be careful, Chayim also lives in Riverdale! he davens at HIR :-)

the music is actually kinda cool. they even play their own instruments and everything.

much love,

At 1:36 PM, March 16, 2005, Blogger Chazarmaveth said...

thanks for the warning, but unless they subtract those aye-yi-yi-yi horn arrangements from 'ufduyei hashem' (which should be given PROPS, not bad, bad horns) and those girly-man-in-tights harmonies on 'salaam' (all of which, dare i say, evoke the most intolerable kind of avraham-fried-singalong album), they are no better than a bad jewish New Kids... and not only will i not stomach such evil, i will work with every last fiber of my being destroy its advance into our culture... or at least, every last fiber of this blog...
not that i am out there making records or performing live, so of course they get auto-props for having the beitzim to put themselves out there in the first place... but if you're gonna do horns, make 'em dance-hall horns! if you're gonna do pop, make it casio-retro-punk with some edgy funk sampling! whatever, a boy band is a boy band is a boy band, end of story, end of rant.

At 1:50 PM, March 16, 2005, Blogger Chazarmaveth said...

"is her bagel m'zonos? i don't know but you got real cute midos..."
it has potential, it's just they're trying so hard not to be sheltered white teeny-boppers... and they're not nearly ghetto enough to pull it off.
maybe they are trying to just be themselves... but sheltered white teeny-boppers should be making flaky garage sleaze-metal or underground acid trip-hop, not slick, upbeat, over-produced schmaltz...
i just want jewish music that pushes boundaries! that shows and appreciates real roots! not Hanson with tzitzit!


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