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.



A very uncomfortable place — the building department. It’s in the basement of city hall. The inspectors cite landlords and homeowners. One inspector has a desk with a ton of architectural drawings. He’s the engineer and handles ADA cases.

I had to redo an entrance ramp for a store. My drawing was properly scaled. I did it with the inspector’s help. I paid $30.90 for the permit. After paying, I went to another inspector, who hocked me about a garage wall. I try not to go into the building department, because you just bounce from desk to desk and feel on edge.

Yiddishe Cup / Funk a Deli plays 3 p.m. Sun. (Oct. 14) at the Fort Wayne, Ind., Jewish Federation.

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1 MARC Adler { 10.10.18 at 2:55 pm }

How about a column about Wahoo?

2 Bert Stratton { 10.10.18 at 4:50 pm }
3 Dave Rowe { 10.12.18 at 7:25 pm }

This all sounds pretty bad but probably is nothing compared to the nonsense that goes on upstairs.

4 Ken Goldberg { 10.12.18 at 8:44 pm }

Somehow this way-the-hell-too-short post turned into the Wahoo controversy…. Where did the idea come from that Wahoo was hated or at least considered inappropriate due to his representing something ALIVE? The real point is that Wahoo is a strong image that represents a human who has no say in what group he or she is born into.

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