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.



What was the worst Yiddishe Cup concert ever? Hard to say. There have been so many.  (Joke.) What about when we showed up on stage and a PTA-type meeting was on stage too?  The school principal, via the custodian, said no way were we getting on stage for our concert.  The custodian said, “The PhDs and MBAs think they know so much.”

We went on 20 minutes late.

We’re never late. It wasn’t our fault.

pta meeting on stage

I had a story, “Believeland in Cleveland,” in the New York Times online about the Cavaliers winning the NBA championship.



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1 David Korn { 06.22.16 at 9:14 am }

Bert, I’ve got nuthin to say about Not Our Fault. I am just writing here to let you know that the NY Times piece was terrific. It brought tears to my eyes.

2 Bill Jones { 06.22.16 at 9:53 am }

Ditto, Bert. Mazel tov on your incredibly timely article on Cleveland and the Cavaliers. We’ll see what’s left of Cleveland after the parade.

3 Ken G. { 06.22.16 at 10:15 am }

I don’t know about the worst but I think you actually hit the SHORTEST entry here. Too busy watching basketball this week?

4 don friedman { 06.22.16 at 12:59 pm }

Did not mind going on late. I had my beer with me!

5 Dave Rowe { 06.22.16 at 8:24 pm }

Congratulations and thanks – there wasn’t much good to read about the Cavs in the Asheville Citizen Times.

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