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 is an occasional contributor to the New York Times, the Times of Israel, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and City Journal. He won two Hopwood Awards.


 
 

THE BIRDS

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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4 comments

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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