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 Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Washington Post.



If you’re going to lose something, lose a ski cap. When I lost my ski cap, I retraced my steps along Taylor Road. I figured nobody would pick up a used ski cap. But some jerk did! The cap was gone. Coincidentally, my wife had lost a ski cap the day before.

I like a cap that isn’t too snug.

I always have a couple ski caps in storage. I need various weight caps. I reinspect my inventory every December for the impending winter. I like a ski cap with some color in it in case I drop it.

Discount Drug Mart has good ski caps for $2 each.

If this post is too Larry David, so be it. The guy is always ripping me off.

Stay warm.

(Illustration by Ralph Solonitz)

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1 Mark Schilling { 01.10.24 at 9:23 am }

One advantage of having a bald spot — when the cap blows off the wind on the scalp, cold or otherwise, tells you instantly what you’re missing. Reading glasses slipping out of a bike jersey pocket are another matter…

2 David Korn { 01.10.24 at 11:48 am }

My thing is scarves, always losing them. I also lost a vintage, priceless (to me), Yankees cap. And Larry David rip-offs! Don’t get me started.

3 marc { 01.10.24 at 2:50 pm }

I have a Lands End one with fleece on the inside. Best one I ever had but will cost you some gelt.

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