Tuesday, January 04, 2005

More Matisyahu

The Washington Post has an interesting article regarding the
Hasdic Reggae Superstar Matisyahu (who grew up as Matthew Miller in Westchester County, N.Y..The WP writes:Matisyahu lists his biggest influences as "Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach," the late rabbi and songwriter, and the contrasts between his art and his culture led to several quaint moments. You have got to be kidding me. I'll starta new music genre , it will be based on asian fusion and a cross withShlomo Carlebach because as long as you can stick his name in the picture it's pure gold.

11 comments:

velvel said...

He's pure gold because he's talented.

velvel said...

You couldn't start a new music genre if you tried.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

I think you forgot about what I said. Your language
is dripping with hate. Don't forget anger mangement is
the key. What in the world could you possibly know about what I can and can not do? What a childish thing to say. How old are you velvel?

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Shlomo Carlebach was indeed talented but just because you use his style doesn't make you talented does it?

velvel said...

Based on your writings, I know that you are incapable of creating a new thought, much less a genre of music.

You are the only one saying infusing Carlebach means talent. I'm saying that the article said nothing of the sorts. Matisyahu is talented, even without talking about Reb Shlomo.

velvel said...

You're seeing Carlebach's name tossed around a lot because Carlebach's music is so widespread and accessible by even the most unaffiliated Jews. The ubiquitous nature of Carlebach's name isn't a reflection of the people who mention him, but rather his extremely broad influence.

Carlebach is as common among Jewish musicians as being right-handed.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Listen Velvel no one is saying you can't have an opinion. However I'm not impressed with his going onto to national TV and it's not the big kiddush hashem you think it is. We can argue that till the next millenium.
Anyway as far as your opinions about my musical ability
I will not use this as a forum to brag but I can tell
you that I have performed in Nassau Collesium. When you
guys perform there you let me know. I will not explain that last statement either so don't even bother asking.
I wouldn't disagree with your statement on Carlebach
he is as common as being right handed.

velvel said...

I didn't say you lacked musical ability. I say you lack vision, understanding and originality.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

Well I am glad you find it so easy to come to that conclusion. My vision and originality however is something you know nothing about.
Of course you can try to assume things based on what I write but we all know what happens to people who assume, don't we? Let's leave this conversation at the fact that there is almost no music I have not been exposed to. Rap, reggae, fusion altenative rock or otherwise. So whether we are talking about Bob Marley or Joe Satriani, Dave Weckl or the Beatles there is very little I have not heard.As far as my prefrences they vary like anyone elses.

velvel said...

Just because you listen to Aretha Franklin, it doesn't mean you have soul.

Jewish Blogmeister said...

You are one funny dude.