MOChassid

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Never Say Never Again

When I was a young lawyer, I worked for a law firm that did motion picture finance. One of the first deals that I worked on was a James Bond film called "Never Say Never Again". The title was an in-joke based on the fact that the movie starred Sean Connery, many years after he promised that he would never do another James Bond film. (Which just goes to show that everyone has his price. As part of my due diligence I had to review his contract. He received something like $10 million plus a cut of the gross (not net). In 1983, $10MM was real money and was a huge portion of the overall $36MM budget for the film).

I, too, have said "never again". And I, too, have my price. But it is not measured in money, it is measured by the wishes of a little girl.

This Sunday, I will be attending an Uncle Moishe concert with MHW and The Toddler.

So, I am looking for the concert equivalent of Ambien. Any suggestions?

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18 Comments:

  • At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    i think you can usually pick up some good qualudes in the lot at UM shows. that should get you through with no problem at all

     
  • At 10:10 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Anonymous, do you really think ludes are enough?

     
  • At 10:34 PM, Blogger OOS said…

    weed might do the trick-- I shouldn't have a problem finding some for you in Nachlaot.

     
  • At 10:45 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    oos

    Tell your kids to go back to sleep!

    and a frielichin Chanukah from me and mom

     
  • At 2:58 AM, Blogger Abbi said…

    How about think happy, loving thoughts about your sweet TT? it's worth a try. :D

     
  • At 4:10 AM, Blogger OOS said…

    Trust me, I've tried.

    For some reason logical reasoning doesn't seem to resonate with them.

    Maybe I'll try illogical yelling

    And a freilechen Chanuka (or chanuka sameach (for the tzioni patrol)) to you guys too.

     
  • At 6:28 AM, Blogger Mrs. Belogski said…

    your link encapsulates exactly what my husband has been saying about Uncle Moishy for years. I have managed to steer my younger children away from listening to him - we just substitued Karduner and Carlebach niggunim. But when I had to take the older ones to the concert, i used to focus on how excited all the children were - and it's really quite wholesome brainwashing, as these things go.

     
  • At 8:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    When I was younger, I was totally into the crowd surfing, stage diving and general mosh pit scene at the Uncle Mo concerts. Now I find myself gravitating toward his more soulful and melancholy tunes: Shabbos is going away/The sky's getting dark/It's the end of the day. I get teary just thinking about it.

     
  • At 8:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Try Uncle Moishy (I mean noise)cancelling headphones!

     
  • At 8:27 AM, Blogger AidelMaidel said…

    MoC-
    When I was in aveilus I asked the Rov about being able to put on uncle moishe for the kids. Here's our conversation:

    Me: My girls want to listen to Uncle Moishe. Is this a problem for me? It's not like I get any oneg from it.

    His response: Do you know any adult who gets oneg from Uncle Moishe?

    Me: Um, No. Except maybe uncle Moishe who's making the money...

    Rov: Then it's not a problem. Just I would keep the volume low and move into another room...

     
  • At 11:41 AM, Blogger uberimma said…

    I get oneg from it indirectly. My cell phone ring is my son singing "Hashem is Here," aged two.

    It's only an hour and a half. You'll make it. Maybe bring earplugs, though, just to take the edge off.

     
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    Start getting her into Shlock Rock!

     
  • At 12:05 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    BTW that movie SUCKED. Thunderball was MUCH better.

     
  • At 3:15 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    PT, we are getting her into Shlock Rock. And, frankly, I don't care whether the movie stunk or not. My job was to make sure the loan got repayed whether the movie did well or not. It did.

     
  • At 3:24 PM, Blogger LittleBirdies said…

    Where and when is he performing. My boys would love to go to one of his concerts.

     
  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    little birdies

    Young Israel of Woodmere. Sunday, I think 10:30.

     
  • At 10:07 AM, Blogger LittleBirdies said…

    Thanks!

     
  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger PsychoToddler said…

    Man, and here I thought you were all about quality and integrity.

     

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