Category Archives: Ivri Lider

oh, hi

Three and a half months since my last post. Wow. I never intended it and it doesn’t feel that long. The calendar says so, though: the calendar and the season, which—here in Eugene—is pretty definitely spring although people where I used to live are still digging out from under Snowpocalypse ’15. (Can’t say I’m sorry […]

odds, ends, bits, pieces

I’ve been quiet, yes. It turns out I remain as stupidly sensitive to inclement weather as ever, even after a transcontinental move and while continuing to take my meds. The weather turned inclement just about the time I installed the cats and myself in our new home. What did I expect? It’s fall, edging into […]

by the way

Did you know my unknowing muse Ivri Lider has a new album? Live, backed up by the Revolution Orchestra instead of his usual (amazing) touring band. Really nifty arrangements of classsic tracks—including a gorgeous version of “Leonardo,” my favorite from his first album—and two each from his two most recent studio albums. Plus one new […]

hear this

Thursday 2 August was my late mother’s birthday. She would have been eighty-six. Also my imaginary friend Rusty Shirazi’s nineteenth, who shares Lee Jeffers’s birthday for reasons I’ve enumerated before. I was preoccupied with freelance work all day, though, and shamefully forgot the duple occasion. Friday 3 August, yesterday, my muse of the last four […]

listen

I have spent essentially the entire weekend (which, parenthetically, has not been a particularly good one) listening over and over to the exhilarating newly released first album by The Young Professionals, 9:00 to 17:00, 17:00 to whenever. I’d been peripherally aware of T¥P all summer. One of its principals is Israeli superstar Ivri Lider, about […]

sunday musical interlude

Ravishing new English-language song from ravishing Israeli singer Ivri Lider, whose discography has had a profound effect on my work and life for the last several years. “Back Home,” from the soundtrack to Tomer Heymann’s film The Queen Has No Crown, was posted on YouTube just today. Somewhat older, a teaser for Ivri’s eagerly anticipated […]