Aug 06, 2014 02:52 PM EDT
With grateful thanks to Israel National News for the post, this is one of those 'you couldn't make it up' musical tales.
So, Hamas have apparently decided that if thousands of rockets and dozens of attack tunnels won't prevail in spreading terror, a song just might.
Problem is, the song they've gone for is upbeat and very hummable--not quite the scarefest they hoped it might be (the song, being in Hebrew rather than Arabic, is clearly aimed at an Israeli audience).
And Israelis, quite a few of them, rather like the tune! To the extent that they're creating tongue-in-cheek viral cover versions.
Here is the original:
And here are, variously, the drinking game version:
The Smurfs version:
And even a parrot rendition!
There are still more out there, of course, so stay tuned to Classicalite for the latest ones...
For her impressive self-released debut, 20something New York City pianist/composer Tania Stavreva has taken solo piano to rare heights on 'Rhythmic Movement,' 14 tracks of a wildly experimental jazz/classical/folk synthesis. Forward-leaning, yet firmly rooted in the folk music of her native Bulgaria, the accents fly by in dizzying whirlwind.
That's no spelling mistake on the title of the Mark Dresser Seven's seven-track new 'Sedimental You' (Clean Feed). Although the title tune is, indeed, taken from Tommy Dorsey's 1932 "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You," Dresser is hardly sentimental. He's talking sediment here. Like rocks, man. Yet there's no rock here. Go figure.
It's been a rough year. Most of my friends are sticking up their middle finger to 2016, as am I. I can only wonder which heroes of mine will bite the dust in 2017...but that's for another Blogarrhea. The following annual all-list blog is not supposed to represent the most important or the best-selling or even the most accomplished CDs of 2016. I have done nothing my entire life but listen to music and tell people about it. So these are the ones I got the most excited about. Before the lists commence, please note that Leonard Cohen's 'You Want It Darker' (Columbia) and Paul Simon's 'Stranger To Stranger' (Concord) are my two favorite CDs of 2016. That said, on with the show.