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



Stefan Kanfer, a biographer of Humphrey Bogart, wrote an article about the “misery called the Book Tour.” He wrote, “I had planned to have dinner at my hotel, but the plane was three hours late . . .”  [City Journal, Summer 2011.]  Also a limo driver talked too much.

book tourI can handle plane delays and limo issues. I wouldn’t mind a book tour. I would bring extra cough drops because I might strain my throat from talking so much about myself.

Where’s my book? Where’s my book?  (Friends, don’t bring up my coming-of-age lost manuscripts.)

I saw Jon Fine at a book reading recently. He wrote Your Band Sucks, a memoir about his bands that toured extensively in the 1990s. The book was about the quintessential non-famous band.

I could do that.

My limo is here!

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1 Mark Schilling { 12.23.15 at 9:05 am }

The hell with the book. Sell the blog as a drama series to Netflix/Amazon/HBO. When you get the greenlight, the book then becomes part of the promo package. First things first.

2 Dave Rowe { 12.23.15 at 9:21 am }

A klezmer tour would probably be more fun.

3 David Korn { 12.23.15 at 1:36 pm }

There is still a hell of a screenplay hidden within the pages of “Giggin'”. If “soon to be a major motion picture” is on the book jacket, I bet the book tour is better. Add in the klezmer music, perfect!

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