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.

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 has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.



I sell nautical flags, banners, buntings and American flags. My busy season is Memorial Day through July 4. By the way, Flag Day is Sunday.

flagI fly the American flag every day. I have to trim the hem on the bunting edge every couple months because of the wind around here.

My dream is that Puerto Rico becomes the 51st state. Another state would be good for the flag business.

I have a quiz question for you: What are the five most-recent states? A lot of people, I bet, can name the four newest states, but few people know the fifth most-recent state.

For the answer, please see the comments section.

[btw, I don’t sell flags. This post is a fake profile.]

Yiddishe Cup plays the annual Workmen’s Circle Yiddish concert at Cain Park, Cleveland Hts, 7 p.m. Sunday, June 28. No tix necessary. Just show up. Evans Amphitheater. We’re doing a mash up of  The Temptations and Fiddler on the Roof.  Other acts that night are Steven Greenman and Lori Cahan-Simon.
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1 David Korn { 06.10.15 at 9:33 am }

Oklahoma. All that ‘sooner’ stuff and the Broadway play and movies have imprinted the story in my mind, tho it competes with the Utah giving-up-polygamy stuff.

2 Bert Stratton { 06.10.15 at 10:15 am }

To David Korn:

You are right. Oklahoma.

I was on a guided tour at a flag factory in Coshocton, Ohio, and missed the quiz question. I did, however, get the four newest states right, which isn’t that hard.

3 Ken Goldberg { 06.10.15 at 10:46 am }

Writer: Are you by any chance “Puer[ddddddd!]to Ri[ddddddd!]can? [ddddddd!] = abrasise trill sound, as was spoken a year or two ago at the City Club by a Puerto Rican who spoke on this very same subject.

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