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 has written op-eds for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post.



Cleveland is a great place to raise a family. It has wonderful cultural attractions, but I couldn’t take the place anymore. I couldn’t take the weather. When I wrecked my knee, I couldn’t even ski.

screw upI’m a member of Wandering Jews here, a group at my temple. We go up into the mountains and pray once a month. I never could stand the glitzy mega-temples in Cleveland.

My friends back home expected me to die in Cleveland. No thanks.

Please don’t be mad at me for leaving. Visit me, and we’ll sit on my patio and listen to the birds.

By the way, what’s the temperature in Cleve today?

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1 Robert K S { 03.14.18 at 9:46 am }

Well, you must know the temperature in “Cleve” today, because you’re on WCPN’s “The Sound of Ideas” right now talking about the landlord gig! Good hearing you.

2 Ken Goldberg { 03.14.18 at 8:43 pm }

It’s about time you get out of here… . Enough is enough!

3 Dave Rowe { 03.15.18 at 9:27 am }

It’s like Mark Twain says”everybody complains about the weather but no one can do anything about it.”

4 Ken Goldberg { 03.17.18 at 11:36 am }

I believe it’s “…. but no one does anything about it.” At least it should be.

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