Real Music & Real Estate . . .

Yiddishe Cup’s bandleader, Bert Stratton, is Klezmer Guy.
 

He knows about the band biz and – check this out – the real estate biz too. So maybe he’s really Klezmer Landlord.
 

You may not care about the real estate biz. Hey, you may not care about the band biz.  (See you.)
 

This is a blog with a gamy twist. It features tenants with snakes and skunks, and musicians with smoked fish in their pockets.
 

Stratton is an occasional contributor to the New York Times, the Times of Israel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and City Journal. He won two Hopwood Awards.


 
 

HOW HARVEY PEKAR DIED


Comic book writer Harvey Pekar died from an “accidental” overdose of anti-depressants, the Cuyahoga (Cleveland) County coroner ruled.

Powell Caesar, the coroner’s spokesman, said Pekar died from “acute intoxication via ingesting fluoxetine [Prozac] and bupropion [Wellbutrin].”

Powell continued, “The death was accidental. Ingestion was accidental.  This case is closed.”

The autopsy and toxicology analyses were completed last week.

Harvey died July 12 in his bedroom in Cleveland Heights.

I contacted the coroner’s office (and talked to Powell Caesar) because I hadn’t heard, or read, how Harvey died.

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3 comments

1 Alan Douglass { 10.19.10 at 10:07 am }

We have to be very careful with prescription drugs!

2 Jack { 10.21.10 at 7:06 pm }

Harvey’s cause of death is a macabre irony, the final story he will never write for American Splendor.

3 Marc Goodman { 12.28.10 at 6:22 pm }

Sad about the Pekar “accident”

Sadder is that Powell Caesar; VERY homophobic and pompous!

PS BTW, I no longer give to the very “Christian” Salvation Army as they are anti-Gay too!!!

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