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.



Two nights, two swallows. They were coming in through the chimney. I hate that – birds in the house. My wife hates it worse.

Some people are good with birds in their house, but I run around with a towel and swing at the birds, and they dive-bomb at me.

Everything in the house started to go bad that night. The kitchen sink trap leaked, and there was a rug in Jack’s old bedroom that got stinky mildewy. Rain came in the window onto the rug. We had to put a big fan in there for days. And  the washing machine broke; I overstuffed it and broke the motor.

But the worst was the birds.

bird in house color

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1 Faruk { 04.12.17 at 9:42 am }

Good that they were birds – not bats!

2 Charlie B { 04.12.17 at 11:00 am }

You have heard about screened chimney caps, right?
However, I am sympathetic with the problems
of general and sundry decrepitude.
Take heart. It’s spring!

3 Ken Goldberg { 04.12.17 at 11:54 am }

Just blame it all on the President, his Cabinet, and staff. Many others would.

4 David Rowe { 04.13.17 at 4:16 pm }

You might want to look into an apartment for a while.

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