Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tiras Sexual-Put Corn in the Ballot Box

Elections are in a month and a half and with the finalized lists campaigns are well underway. I personally wouldn't mind if the elections were held tomorrow-it already feels that my feed is overflowing with endless political debate. I'm not ready to discuss politics just yet but in the meantime here's Tiras Sexual's impressive campaign video. Is it sad that I kind of want them to be a real party?

It's election time and choosing is complicated
All the options stink and you're feeling a bit low
You don't know what to choose and who to believe
Bibi Buji Tzipi Flipper it all sounds like just sounds
Not real names of serious people
Not like Tal and Yaron those are names of kings
They'll bring to this country calm and security
They'll bring the peace they have the recipe
Take a few Arabs and put them in a pot
And add some Jews and increase the heat
Close the lid and wait in the corner
After 5 minutes return again
Ask the friends: has the hatred ended already?
And if someone doesn't agree go back to the corner
After 20 minutes open the lid
Look into the pot and there peace will be

Put corn in the ballot box
Put corn in the ballot box
Not a note! Put a real corn in the ballot boxes
If you choose in corn you won't be disappointed
We'll fix and change the laws
First thing marijuana boom it's already legal
Secondly apartments now cost as whistles
The gays can get married we'll also instill in them a uterus
Every homeless in the street will get a slice of bread
Everyone will be equal, irrespective of gender and color
We'll destroy the homes and live together in nature.

Put corn in the ballot box
Put corn in the ballot box
Not a note! Put a real corn in the ballot box

I don't think that if you put a real corn in the ballot box
We'll really get no
I don't think we should put people inside a pot
It's not such a good idea to me
I have to say I don't really feel like
Living in nature with's another not so great idea
Maybe it's better for you to choose someone else
Someone who understands something about politics

Friday, January 23, 2015

Amnon Fisher-Happy-ness

Finally, a warm and sunny Friday after two weekends of rain. Sometimes it's really all you need.

Belongs to everyone
Honestly sings
Of love for mankind
What a person on earth
Works like an ant
What for?

Happiness exists for everyone
Honestly sings of love for the world
A man of peace is worth a smile
To aspire high
To stay low

Happiness-just moments
I'm happy most of the time-
And then sudddenly it's here
Only moments

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Just listening to this song makes me think of Southern Tel Aviv. My first thought was gritty Florentin so after reading on ISAIAH's facebook page that their last album was recorded above Levinsky Market it all makes perfect sense. ISAIAH is Tomer Yeshayahu (of Habsora, which I've written about here), his partner Mika Avni who besides back up also wrote all of the songs, and Yogev Glusman and Amir Zeevi on drums and bass guitar. It feels like a small family project and it's a delight to hear the relaxed intimacy in their songs.

Solitude may one day turn romantic
So you rather be alone now
Open dusty window, it's enough
You don't go out cause you don't know how

Burn the hours down
Burn every minute
Every fraction of a second
Lose the sense of time
Ignore the seasons
There's no need to know what happens

The days are slowly piling up
The view is different but
You're stuck and
You don't ever leave your nest

Solitude may one day be inspiring
So you rather not to miss it
Planning how you'll leave it all behind
Because you don't know how to fix it

Simple life among the greening tress
You think that maybe it can heal you
Haunted by the thought, what if you find out
That the solitude comes with you?

The days are slowly piling up
The scenes keep changing but
You're stuck in
You don't ever leave your nest

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Avishai Cohen-I Fall In Love Too Easily (Feat. Keren Ann, Gerald Clayton)

A very dark night indeed. I can only listen to this kind of music when it's raining, so with this week's stormy weather Avishai Cohen's latest album  "Dark Nights" finally caught my attention. This track is my favorite and closes the album beautifully with Gerald Clayton on the piano and Keren Ann on vocals. My heart aches for Paris. When I first heard the devastating news about the Charlie Hebdo shooting I thought of Keren Ann and the Jewish community in France, though basically anyone who wants to speak (or write, or draw) their mind is under threat. An impossible situation.

~Je suis Charlie~