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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

A Song From The New CD

Chaim posts a link to a song, Borei Olam, from my forthcoming CD, K'Shoshsana.

Two points. First, when I say "my" new CD, I use that term very, very loosely. I had virtually nothing to do with it except to raise the money and approve the songs selected by Aron Razel, Shlomo Katz and Chaim Dovid (not that I did anything on that front other than say yes). I wasn't even in the studio once this time.

Second, you may be wondering why Chaim is posting the link and not me. Answer: Because I'm technologically challenged and even though some very nice fellow bloggers tried to direct me, I found it much easier to punt this over to Chaim.

In any event, I hope you enjoy. If all goes well the CD in its entirety should be out around the time of the Yomim Noraim.



  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger Chaim said…

    Thats me. Accepting Punts Since 2005


    Glad to do it!

  • At 5:37 PM, Anonymous paul pinkus said…

    What do you mean raise money? This is tzedaka???

  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger Izbitza said…

    Who else is on it?

  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…


    Two things. Half of the money is coming from me. Second, I have set up a not for profit corporation to fund Jewish music projects including CDs. The economics of the Jewish music industry, particularly in the wake of the development of the MP3, makes it very difficult to produce CDs profitably (unless you are a shiny shoe mega star).

    There are a number of people out there who feel as strongly about Jewish music as I and they have been generous enough to help out with the project. So, in a word, yes.


    Aron, Shlomo and CD play on all ten songs. That's it.


    You da man

  • At 8:45 PM, Anonymous Vladiken said…

    Chaim, this person who posted as Paul is pulling your leg. Paul Pinkus was a freelance saxophonist/clarinetist who worked for the jm music industry, and he died about two years ago.

  • At 9:06 PM, Blogger kishke said…

    Why not more Rosenblum & Karduner? They were my favorites on the previous cd.

  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…


    wow, it's nice of paul to come back from the dead to comment on my post.


    The nature of this project is completely different from UBS. It is a cover of Reb Shlomo's songs. That is not Karduner's thing. As far as Avraham Rosenblum, it's not really his thing either but, mainly, it was a function of my desire to do the entire project in Israel, in one studio, rather than all over the place as in UBS.

    My next project may be something closer to UBS, perhaps accoustic, with more musicians.

  • At 4:49 AM, Blogger yitz said…

    Sounds great! How do we here in Israel get a copy of your first one, and then of this one??? I haven't seen it in any of the usual music stores: Gal-Paz, Noam, etc.

  • At 8:30 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Unless Gal Paz sold out (entirely possible) they should have it. If they sold out, you should tell them to contact me and I'll send them some more.

    Aron is going to handle the Israeli distribution of K'shoshana so that should be easy.

  • At 4:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You write that you have set up an org to fund music projects. i have one, but i do not know if it is up your alley. What are your criteria?

  • At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ...and it's NOT my own music.

  • At 5:15 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…


    please email me separately

    But, first of all, I have to like the music. If I don't like the music, there's nothing to talk about. (The music could be very good but not my taste). I also have to like what the musicians are doing. What their plan is, what their goals are, why they are doing what they are doing.

    It's all very subjective but, on the other hand, it's mostly my money so I get to choose.

  • At 2:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yes, understood, obviously. How do i email you seperately? Forgive me my ineptitude, but i couldn't find your email address anywhere on the blog. I would have done so originaly.

  • At 2:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Eureka! Is this it?: emansouth @

  • At 3:03 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…



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