In Jewish life, where a typical birthday wish is “Ad meah v’esrim” – “May you live to 120!” it is a little early for me to have a mid-life crisis. So I’m not sure what to call my latest artistic project, 80s Klezmer Aerobics. It is part storytelling/part dance performance/part aerobics class/part Jewish wedding/part theater show/and one hundred percent messhugah. Thankfully the Midnight Nosh team is supporting me musically and spiritually, and my family is supporting me emotionally (by ridiculing me, of course) and the good people of Limmud NY are giving me a stage to turn this dream into a reality. Broadway here we come. But first, the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut.
Sharing a rough demo track from a musical project some 25 years in the making. The lyrics I wrote back in college, but playing with a group of folks here in Montclair has taken this song to an entirely new level. Special thanks to Nick for sitting in on the drums and to Dave for wrangling uncooperative recording robots. Thank you both! You make us sound groovy. Deep gratitude to Ben and to Debra for your musical talent and general wonderfulness. We’re in a band. For real. Check out more at www.midnightnosh.com
Adam Oded of Philly Custom DJ filmed my set at The Fire, a great little venue in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is an eclectic open mike night, with some fantastic talent.
Dream Come True – a love song of sorts – is something I wrote especially for my beloved of almost 20 years. Our anniversary is next month! My band, the Halftime Show, is a project with my friends Ben and Craig and occasionally Dave – who helps out big time on this number both producing and banging the drums in a reggae style. So far we played one benefit event and one birthday party, but we’ve got our eyes set on more. Here’s our first “single” of sorts…a fresh release from the studio.
A snippet of musical madness from a really great party.
This “epic” Father – Daughter Bat Mitzvah Dance Video is in the “dancing through the decades” style. One of the most joyous moments of my life…and I think my daughter had fun. 🙂
For 5755 I did a creative spin on the liturgy – an alternative Avinu Malkeinu to get folks into the spirit of the holiday. Enjoy!