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.



1.  Eat your fist once a week.

2. Sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” every morning. It aligns you. It starts with a major triad, 5-3-1.

3. If you’re blood isn’t bright red, eat cheese immediately.

sardines4. Eat sardines. Chicken of the Sea, lightly smoked in oil, is your best good bet.

5. Avoid fad diets.

6. Drink a shot glass of olive oil once a day.

7. Don’t knock Miller Lite.

8. Exercise at least two minutes an hour.

9. Catholics: carry smartphones. Sainthood is difficult to prove if you don’t have evidence.

10. Eat a lot of marshmallows. They aid your stomach in absorbing the flavonoids.

11. Arby’s Horsy Sauce is better for you than tomato sauce.

A slightly different version of this post appeared here 11/27/13.

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1 Ken Goldberg { 08.24.16 at 10:31 am }

No wonder you always look so healthy!

2 Mark Schilling { 08.24.16 at 10:32 am }

They ‘aide’ your stomach? Spell checker running amok? And how do you know whether your blood is ‘bright red’ or not without, um, sampling it? But otherwise, boss list.

3 Ted { 08.24.16 at 10:42 am }

I believe Mark Schilling is being what the kids today are calling “Savage.”

4 Bert Stratton { 08.24.16 at 1:00 pm }

To Mark Schilling:

Thanks for catching the typo. (I have changed “aide” to aid.”) Was my mistake, not the machine’s!

5 Dave Rowe { 08.27.16 at 5:13 pm }

Don’t knock Miller Lite \, well don’t forget POC, Pilsner on Call or was that …..

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