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.



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Here are some books I’m throwing out. I refuse to take these mediocrities to the library; these clunkers are going right on my treelawn:

Cobbler, Mend my Shoe!
by Thom McAn

My Favorite Car Sales
by Del Spitzer

Fungo Batting
by Woody Held

by Jeff “The Body” Sugarman

The Wiener in Bavarian Folk Arts
by Nathan Famoso

photo by Eric Broder

100 Years in an RV
by Irv Weinberger

Puzzles, Wrinkles and Twisters
by Albert Einstein

Sexism at the Battle of Waterloo
by “Jilly”

Chillicothe: Ohio’s First Capital
by George Becker

Jesus in My Glove
by Mac “Octopus” Vouty

How to Identify a Child Molester
by Frederick M. Rogers

I Broke My Knee and Ran 10 Miles
by Mark Schilling

The History of the Electric Toothbrush
by Ralph Solonitz DDS

An Appreciation of Aluminum Siding
by Ken Goldberg

Regular Guy: The Life of Nelson Rockefeller
by Jim Sollisch

Lieder and its Influence on Mick Jagger
by Tricia Springstubb

My .38 Special is Special
by Stan Urankar

Fracking Jews
by Theodore S. Stratton

Guess Your Neighbor’s Net Worth
by James Kerson

Life on the Outskirts of Beer
by Isaac Miller

A hat tip to Gilbert Sorrentino. Ten percent of the book titles are from Sorrentino’s novel Mulligan Stew (1979).

The German wiener photo is by Eric Broder

File this under Fake Profiles. And it’s a rerun.

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1 Ken G. { 11.08.17 at 9:17 am }

Please save the siding book for me. I could use some extra copies to give away. Thanks.

2 Wm Jones { 11.08.17 at 10:30 am }

Yasher koach (more power to you) in recycling books for the Friends of the Library fund raising. If you attend one of their sales, you’d learn that the individual books bring in pennies and rarely dollars, so don’t prejudge what will sell. The crazier the title the more apt people are to pick it up.
Be well

3 Mark Schilling { 11.08.17 at 10:43 am }

If I broke my knee I’d be doing the ten miles on crutches. Breaking three ribs and cycling 100 miles is another story.

4 MARC Adler { 11.08.17 at 2:56 pm }

I’m really disappointed I didn’t get a book attributed to me.

5 David Korn { 11.15.17 at 10:20 am }

I got a first edition of “Giggin'”. It does not go into the trash, although I’d sell it for a lot, or I would be willing to donate it to a celebrity memoir book sale/charity fundraiser (for UJF, for instance). Any offers?

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