Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ivri Lider-I got to love

It's Valentine's Day. It's so easy to dismiss it saying "we're not even supposed to be celebrating it! We have our own Valentine's Day!" (Tu Be-Av, which most people saying this sentence don't really celebrate) or "It's just a capitalistic excuse to buy products!" but the truth is you can't really escape it. I really like this song and have a feeling that even cynics and anti-romantics will find it heartwarming.

And when the sun is deleted from the sky
And the heart drips from my brown eyes
Then I remember that there are hands that want me close by
I know that I got to love

When the afternoon wind
Scatters little twigs and for now it's okay
Then I remember that there are eyes that see me closely
And I know that I got to love
I know that I got to love

And when the sun comes out over the water
And another gray day begins and there's no reason
Then I know that there are lips that want me close by
I know that I got to love
I remember that there are lips that want me close by
I know that I got to love


If that was a bit too heavy and you'd rather spend Valentine's with a bit of youtube escapism here are some great blue and white videos:

(featuring my beloved hometown Rehovot. And some good friends of mine. Respect!)

the shit girls say arrived here (unfashionably late, as usual) and here are some of the best
(based on the very popular "statuses from the 90's" which anybody over 20 can relate to)

(it's in Hebrew but I noticed that there's an option to add subtitles. I personally couldn't-maybe its my computer, but more likely it's just technology challenged me. The acting isn't great but it's a dead-on observation by American Olim-which makes it even funnier)

(only for Hebrew speakers. sorry. But it does give a glance at life in Tel Aviv)

(in this one I was able to turn on the English subtitles! It's a pretty true glance at BGU but I must say (as nerdy as this sounds) that it's considered not only Israel's most social university, but it's also pretty high on the academic scale especially in the engineer/science field)

(was very popular when the whole women's segregation became the most talked about item in the news, which kind of disappeared from the press (and replaced by non-stop chatter about Iran and Embassy bombings) but it's still a big problem in Israeli society)

(a very different, and much classier, way of addressing the women's segregation problem)

(if for some reason you haven't seen this yet. I have to say that I have yet to meet a Jewish person who was offended by this (maybe only modesty-wise but that's it). Beit Shemesh and Tel Aviv are completely different worlds so it's pretty natural to see something like this and it's a glimpse of what the Russian 90's immigration brought to our culture. Of course not all Russians will identify with this but it is very Russian-in a good way)

1 comment:

  1. This is one of Ivri's best: video, music, singing, everything is just sweet, cool and perfect. Brings me back good memories dating from 2007. Bruno