Here’s To Moving On

This has been cross-posted on Yidwise. Thanks for the ride, guys.

Hey guys,

So in case it wasn’t obvious from the title of this post and the fact that I haven’t updated either site in months, I’ve made the decision to put both Yidwise and Jewish Music Underground to bed.

My reasons for this are many and complicated and maybe someday I’ll write a whole essay about them, but a major one is just a simple lack of enthusiasm. While I still listen to and even appreciate some Jewish music, it’s not the overriding passion it was when I started blogging two years ago, and it makes more sense for me to start devoting my energy to other endeavors.


This isn’t to say I have any plans to stop writing, or even that I’ll never write about Jewish music ever again (no plans at the moment but anything is possible). I have a few ideas for new writing-related projects, and being a broke college student, anything I can get professionally published is worth it.


If you want to follow new stuff from me and don’t want to subject yourself to the depressing sewer that is Twitter, I’ve started a Facebook page that I plan to update with any future projects I come out with. There’s not much there as of yet, but if anything happens that’s where I’ll post about it, so keep an eye on that for the foreseeable future.


Thank you to everyone who’s followed and supported me through this weird little experiment, and here’s to a hopefully lucrative and non-broke future 🙂


Best,

Sam

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Updates for JMU and Yidwise

I did a post over on Yidwise explaining where I’ve been and what I’m planning for both that blog and some stuff involving this one. Go check it out.

P.S. Don’t worry, this site’s not going away just yet.

An Update (aka Don’t worry, I’m not dead, and also new stuff!)

Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird drops”Freedom Is A Verb” video

German-based klezmer punk act Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird recently released the video for their new single “Freedom Is A Verb“, directed by Patrícia Bateira. Powered by a menacing speakeasy vibe and the titular frontman’s snarling vocals, the track delivers biting criticism of America’s current political situation and reminds listeners that freedom is “something never finished, never done“. The video adds to this commentary with shots of politically-motivated graffiti and artwork (including some aimed at a certain American president…)

“Freedom Is A Verb” comes from the group’s upcoming album The Butcher’s Share, which comes out November 17 on Oriente Musik.

Safety is not an option.

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