Sunday, March 11, 2012


I was supposed to be writing this from my apartment in Beer Sheva-probably writing something banal about how Purim festivities are over and I'm having a hard time adjusting to the new semester and the overload of work. But I'm writing this from my home in the center, where there are no rocket threats (yet) and I can do normal everyday stuff like taking a shower or buying groceries without fearing the interruption of the dreaded siren. It all started on Friday afternoon when I read in the news that the leader of the Popular Resistance Committees was assassinated for plotting a terror attack from Sinai. I should have known then that things would heat up but I was too preoccupied with a paper I had to finish and my costume for the Sunday parties in the south. I even skipped out on an amazing Purim party on Friday to finish the paper so I'd be able to celebrate on Sunday "with a clean head". Needless to say, the Purim festivities were cancelled, as well as University and the semester hasn't started yet. Just proves that you really never know what tomorrow will bring. On Friday morning, the student union site had a banner reading that the new semester will open with a huge boom, because of all the events. On Saturday they changed it to "The semester will open huge (depending on the security situation)" and by Sunday it read "The semester will open late (depending on the security situation)". There's been a lot of talk of making a 2012 edition of the underGRAD tee shirts that were sold in the past. I'm trying to relax a bit during this unexpected vacation but with one eye on my facebook news feed checking on friends from the south and the other on the news site to see if there are any developments (right now there's talk of cease-fire but at the same time they're saying that Palestinians recently fired 5 mortar shells into the Eshkol Region and 2 rockets to the Ashkelon coast so to say that things are tense is an understatement. Then again mortar shells to Eshkol were a daily event even in calm days) it's quite difficult. You can't really understand what they're going through unless you're there. People here in the center are saying that they have the Iron Dome which is saving lives and yes, without the Iron Dome things would be much more awful, but it's not 100% effective and you still have to run in the middle of the night to safety- not to mention the fact that there are so many old buildings without bomb shelters so the citizens wait under the stairs (if they're lucky and not outside). It just feels that there's a lot of bitterness from people in the south who feel that the rest of the country (and mainly Tel Aviv) don't really get what they're going through. I hate the feeling of uncertainty and not knowing whether there will be classes tomorrow. but at least I have the "privilege" to get a full night's sleep and live in peace.
On another note, I really love this song by KOB-it's been a while since I've heard a really good rock song that managed to evoke strong feelings in me but then again I might be over sensitive these days. It's just a really great song and just what I need. There's nothing like a good break up song to remember that there are other things going on right now.  KOB is a stage name for a guy who in real life is a lawyer and deals with artist's rights. So he makes music as a hobby and as a result, doesn't compromise his work to be more successful-luckily for us. I strongly recommend checking out his new album which is available on Bandcamp, as well as his previous one which is dubstep and shows how versatile he is an artist. Oh, and in the past he sang more about social issues and less about relationships. Here's a clip called "indifference" from happier times:

Midnight prayer
She has doubts
The heart fell eyes on the sides
It's a lost fight
Dying in agony
She worries about me worries about words

Go to Rome
Go to him
Don't exhaust the heart don't pretend to be interested
Go now
Go to Rome
Fly to him
Don't exhaust the heart don't waste time
Don't send a letter

A heavy city, every step of a dance
Blunt honesty
Honesty of a lost generation
A bitter moon, don't expect anything
It's not over
No...this is the end

The sand is slowly running's the clock
Couples pass by in the crowd
When will the bell announce-final stop


  1. Hi daydreamer, I found your blog a few days ago - it's a good insight into Israeli pop music for someone who doesn't exaclty understand / read Hebrew. I put it in my RSS, so I'll be keeping my eye on new songs :)
    I would however ask for some help. I have _A VERY BAD_ recording of a song, whose title or singer I can't decipher the usual way (typing in Google things that I think I hear) :) Please please help. The recording (again - very bad) is here

  2. thanks! and no problem-the song is Baa Meahava (coming from love) by the popular Yehudit Ravitz. Here's the official version:

  3. תודה רבה! This is exactly the song! Sooooo beautiful! Thankyouthankyou!