Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"בגלל המוזיקה"--For the music

I love radio. I grew up listening to WINS--1010 WINSRADIO--"You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world". On Fridays, my mother would get ready for Shabbat listening to Art Raymond. As I grew older, I started listening to pop music on WABC-AM. I also listened to Don Imus and Howard Stern on WNBC-AM. I listened to Stern when he moved to FM as well, although he started to get totally raunchy and not as funny. When I started driving to work a couple of years before we moved here, I listened to audio books and when those would finish, to talk radio, mostly Sean Hannity and Mark Levine.

I'm happy to say I love radio in Israel, too. I'm relieved to say I understand [most of] it. Like any good Israeli, I turn up the volume when the news comes on. Unless it makes me ill, which is fairly often. I listen to all kinds of talk radio. Fridays on Galei Tzahal (army radio), mothers dedicate songs to their soldier sons and daughters and that always gets me. I listen to psychology and political call-in shows. I once heard a whole segment on air conditioning systems. Fascinating stuff in any language.

But my morning drive is reserved for Galgalatz. I just love the way the announcer introduces the DJ (Hadar Marks) and her show ("lo bo-ayr"). She has a bluesy, husky voice. The playlist consists of both English and Hebrew pop music. Out of the blue I can here a song like California Dreamin', or a Beatles song, or something more recent like the Black Eyed Peas or Beyonce. I'm always surprised, usually pleasantly, and I love to sing LOUD when a good song comes on the radio. (My kids just love that about me). I've even begun to recognize Hebrew songs, and if they play them often enough can start butchering those songs as well.

Here's one song I found on Youtube that's being played alot. I wonder if that means it's a new song. I wonder if the artist, Dani Sanderson, is very popular here in Israel. By being an immigrant, I'm just not in the loop on the pop culture thing. It's definitely something I want to change. It's probably alot more fun than politics (although in the states I was up on both).

Anyway, this song has a catchy tune and reminds me of country-western music:



I like the refrain:

ואתה לבד And you're all alone
מתגלגל בדרכך rolling along your way
אתה לא לבד you are not alone
אחרים לבד איתך others are alone with you

Hope you enjoyed that.

Laila Tov--G'nite.

9 comments:

Robin said...

How funny, I haven't thought of 1010 WINS in years. Back in college I think it was I had a car that had only an AM radio. 1010 WINS was ALL I could get. The downside of that whole 22 minutes thing? It's that every 22 minutes they start all over again and you have to listen to the whole bleeping thing again!

PS My captcha word for this comment is "writer". What was the chance of that...

SuperRaizy said...

Art Raymond...boy, he was annoying...I wonder whatever happened to him?
And that "you give us 22 minutes" thing used to scare me when I was a kid.

Commenter Abbi said...

Oh, I have such memories of listening to Don Imus and Howard Stern while waiting in my mother's huge brown Buick for the schoolbus to come in the winter.

And Danny Sanderson has been a popular Israeli pop artist for about 30 years at least. He used to be the lead singer for the pop group Kaveret. If you hear any good old Israeli song with lots of great harmony, it's probably by them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Sanderson

If you were in bnei akiva, you must know this song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5xUiayK-Pc

;) Kaveret also had other great songs with catchy lyrics with lots of pop culture references.

Commenter Abbi said...

Also, I think Israeli pop radio is fantastic. I also love they way they play the most random mix of songs. You never know what you're going to get. It's much more like college radio in the US than standard pop fare.

Baila said...

Robin,

lol. you're right about the repetition.

SR,

My mom loved Art Raymond. I think he's dead. I couldn't find much on the web about him.

Abbi,

Of course I know Caveret--and I even thought Dani Sanderson sounded like him! Caveret played a free concert in Modiin for Yom Ha'atzmaut last year; they were amazing. But knowing Caveret doesn't exactly make me hip with the pop culture thing.

Rachel said...

You've probably been listening to Dani Sanderson/Caveret even longer than you realize, they are the same group as Poogy.

RR said...

Ah, Kaveret- one of my favorite Israeli groups. So many great songs. Danny (or Dani, I don't know how you spell it) has a bunch of solo hits- the ones that come to mind are "Don Quixote" and "HaLo Noda."

RivkA with a capital A said...

I love Dani Sanderson.

And, yes, I am a big "Poogy" fan!! I listened to them all the time in my college years!

RivkA with a capital A said...

ps. next time they play a free concert, I wish someone would let me know!!