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Monday, January 26, 2004

Billy May, 87, Musical Arranger With Sinatra, Is Dead

Billy May, 87, Musical Arranger With Sinatra, Is Dead

Always a sad day when great musicians pass away.

Saturday, January 17, 2004


Sitting in my hotel during a block of off hours and what do I do, flipping through the mostly Tunner Stations (this is Atlanta), and what do I do. Spot on of my favorite movies and turn it on, I don't know why, I have it on DVD back in NYC (When Harry Met Sally).

We did have a good Spinal Tap moment when we got to the Hotel. They did have us down for the right number of rooms, but they had the wrong check in date. Makes it fun, no one was video taping it though for the documentary. (A documentary about a Yiddish Theater troupe on the road would make a good movie if some one wants to make it.)

Monday, January 12, 2004

Doing a "Michael Alpert"

definition of doing a 'Michael Alpert,' flying into ones home city, only to fly out of town within a couple of days for another gig.

A home city is the place where one stores extra gear and clothing for multiple seasons. This is in most cases also the location where one has there main mailing address.

(Yes, this weekend, I both created the definition and did a 'Michael Alpert'.)

Saturday, January 10, 2004


Es iz zayer kalt. For the yiddish impaired, it is very cold. Other than than being back in NYC is good after a couple of weeks of life on the road. But this is short lived, as Wednesday I hit the road again to go down with the Folksbiene Theater company for Yiddish Theater in Atlanta. Many people ask me, 'why would they want Yiddish Theater in Atlanta?' To which I respond, that is why I am going, to set up and run the English Supertitles.

Friday, January 02, 2004

KlezKamp and Beyond

Ah, the fun of getting a KlezKamp Kold. It came with the wonderful thing known as KlezKamp voice. You have to come to KlezKamp though to find out about it.

I was told it was because of the case of an inflamed Klezmer. But the source is not to be fully trusted outside of the confined areas of KlezKamp. She may be hip, but only within a small confined area (alright we will give her the far upper west side of Manhattan too.)

Time to get back to enjoying traveling and enjoying family in the midwest.

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