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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Huh?

What does this mean?

The title track,"Omar Dovid", composed by rising Composer Elimelech Blumstein is sure to satisfy the all time Jewish music fan. "This song is very special," says Gabay. To those who have had a taste of the album it is already being called "The modern day Tanya". It's not everyday a song like this hits the market.
The "Modern Day Tanya?" Huh? What am I missing?

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15 Comments:

  • At 11:25 AM, Blogger Izbitza said…

    I think he means like the song tanya from avraham fried- having nothing to do with the sefer.
    I personally don't know how I have made it all this time without either of them...

     
  • At 11:45 AM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I never heard of the song Tanya so I can't really respond. On the other hand, assuming you are right, wouldn't Avraham Fried's Tanya already be a modern day Tanya? Do they mean "The next Tanya?" I'm confused.

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    1) They meant Fried's Tanya. There hasn't been very many songs of that stature in recent years.

    2) You never heard the song Tanya?? Come on, I know you aren't into "shiny shoe" music, but Tanya?

    3) The song Tanya was on We Are Ready, a CD which came out (around) 1985, which was over 20 years ago. So if this song is actually worthy of that statement, then I'd say it is a modern day Tanya, not the next Tanya, although really its semantics.

     
  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Izbitza said…

    Anon who are you? Are you Elimelech Blumstein or Gabay.

     
  • At 1:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    izbitza,

    First off, I'm neither Gabay nor Blumstein.

    Second, there is no need to be rude. I was just making a comment.

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger Izbitza said…

    I was joking
    ;)

     
  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Izbitza said…

    I'm sorry if I offended you

     
  • At 2:17 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I can honestly say that I have never purchased nor ever even listened to a Fried CD. While I suspect I might have heard Tanya while shopping at Brachs or in a Judaica store, I wouldn't recognize it unless someone clued me in. That reminds me of a funny story...

     
  • At 2:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    izbitza,

    no worries mate

    MoC, I'm really surprised. I knew you weren't a fan of that sorta music, but never even heard the older fried/mbd cd's? Anything circa 1980?

     
  • At 3:54 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    Never. I'm as pure as the driven snow. (on the other hand, I've heard a lot of rock and roll from the 80's so maybe I'm not quite so pure).

     
  • At 4:55 PM, Anonymous JM Fan said…

    say what you want about yeshivish music, the song tanya was and is in a class all its own. to hear some awesome voices sing it is incredible. i suspect even if mochassid heard the song in its original form or if dudu fisher sang it live in 2008 he would (hopefully) agree to its maginifisence. if you want to compare it to dirty sandals musicians, its can be likened to some of carlebach's classic elaborate ensemles, not the simple 2 measure tunes.

    How this new gabay song (which sounds like something non jewish that i cant quite put my finger on yet) is beyond me though. this song doesnt sound anything like it.

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    " rising composer " Does this mean that someday there might some bread involved? or does it just mean that he's full of warm gasses.
    I don't mean to pick on the kid...he's probably quite talented....But the copywriters hyperbole was just "looking for it".....BTW Did I spend a summer in camp with his dad?
    As a fairly regular member of Fried's band back in those days I DO remember catching my breath the first time I heard Tanya. Yossi Green outdid everyone on that one and set a very high bar for himself.It has of course since been rendered into a self-parody when performed(or attempted to be) by performers who aren't up to its spirit. It then becomes difficult to hear it for the inspired piece of work that I think it really is.(steps down from the soapbox). It's certainly worth a listen, even if it requires taking out the unshiniing(is that a word?) filter

     
  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    I just tracked down Tanya on Yideoz. It sounds like virtually every other Fried song I have ever heard. Sorry, I don't get the gadlus.

     
  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    thats because it was the original. many of the songs followed the path of tanya because of its initial original gadlus.

    PS, your bias shines when you talk this way. i wonder how you would react to the same or a similar number if originated by karduner or rzel or katz.

     
  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger The Anchorite said…

    anon,
    Its not his "bias shining through", its his taste in music.
    Razel, Katz, or Karduner would never write a song like that.

     

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