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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Kabbalah Live(s)!

Here are two songs from yesterday's Summerfest show. These are covers of two songs I wrote for my old band, Kabbalah. Enjoy!

Adon Olam

Shiru Lo


judi said...

Wow! Opening for Foreigner!

Um... sorry, got carried away.

PsychoToddler said...

Yes, and you can clearly see Foreigner's road crew meandering around on stage fiddling with their gear while we play!

~ Sarah ~ said...

great tunes... when will you be touring australia? ;)

Doctor Bean said...


Glorious rockitude, man! Yeahhhh!

(BTW, how many people on the entire planet match the description "playing guitar wearing a Homestar Runner T shirt and jeans with his tzitzit untucked"? I have to believe not many.)

Doctor Bean said...

Um, also, more video, please.

Thank you.

torontopearl said...


In the Adom Olam video, the closing riff has a rather familiar sound to it...sort of in the style of the music of Yes. Good stuff!

P.S. If I do show up at your concert in Milwaukee in August, hope Adom Olam will be on the playlist!

Sweettooth120 said...

So how long did you stand in front of your mirror, deciding on what outfit to wear? Hey, no leather pants? What's with that? : )

Very cool, Mark.

cruisin-mom said...

Wow! I'm waving a bic lighter while I watch the video.

Halfnutcase said...

you are a very good singer, though not what i listen to.

Doctor Bean said...

You've got a seat on the New York Rock Exchange.
You're a bedside digital AM/FM alarm rock.
You're the rockness monster.

Ralphie said...


Prisstopolis said...

That Adon Olam reminds me of
"Don't Fear the Reaper"

wanderer said...

It's always cool to know the guys in the band! Cool tunes, dude! Encore, encore, encore!

Kiwi the Geek said...

Yay! Kiddush Hashem!

kasamba said...


orieyenta said...

Woo hoo!

I think a cross country tour is in order.

I can see the ads now...

Coming soon to a shul near you...

Prodly said...

Wow. Your guitarist is SICK

Real Nice. Shabbat Shalom

Shira Salamone said...

Way cool! I second Doctor Bean's motion--more, more!!!

PsychoToddler said...

Sara: Who do you think we are, Blue Fringe?

Doc Bean: Not many.

Doc Bean: Stay tuned.

Tor Pearl: Thank You! Mendel wrote the rif. I think he got it from Van Halen. I wrote a coda that was very reminiscent of Led Zeppelin (check the radio.blog on the right sidebar if you want to hear the studio version), but none of my guitar players could ever remember it. I leave it up to the individual players to make up their own particular ending.

Yes, I hope you'll come in August. I think that show will be even better.

Adon Olam has been on virtually every playlist since I wrote the song back in 85. It's one of the first songs I ever wrote and still my favorite.

Sweettooth: I'm not exactly known for being a flashy dresser, on or off stage. My one criterion is: Does this make me look fat? Judging by the Rider video, the answer is Yes.

btw The PT asked me to hide my hands behind my back and put on a propeller cap. I told her it's hard to play guitar with no arms (and forget about the no pants thing). And yet, somehow Homestar manages.

Cruisin: Be careful!

Doc Bean: Verily, I do thoroughly rock.

Ralphie: Thanks. Did you lose a tooth?

Priss: Over the years it's sounded like Sultans of Swing, Don't Fear the Reaper, and Every Breath You Take.

What it really needs to shine, though, is MORE COWBELL.

Kiwi: Thank you. I sure hope so!

Kasamba: See above.

Orieyenta: There is the matter of being HIRED for such a tour...

Prodly: We MISSED you!

Shira: I'll try to put a few more up.

PsychoToddler said...

Forgot to add that Adon Olam sometimes sounds like "Year of the Cat".

Another meshugannah mommy said...

OOOHHHH - I am so sorry I missed his show!

By the way - Mick Jones' stepson was featured in the "Bar Mitzvah Disco" Book - he talked about how his stepdad and he launched into "Hot Blooded" at the party.

PsychoToddler said...

I really wish I could have stuck around to meet Mick Jones.

Well at least I met his roadie and saw his guitar.

Here's a story: Foreigner was still unpacking their stuff when we arrived to set up. Unfortunately, we had also piled our stuff on stage to set up at the same time.

To keep the roadies from accidentally loading our crates and amps on Foreigner's truck, they asked us to identify which equipment was ours. I turned to the rack of $3000 guitars and said, "Those."