We live in a world in where locality is a dying breed. People eat Mc’donalds both in Harera and in Berlin. They adore Lady Gaga and dance with The Black Eyes Peas. and i encounter that often in Berlin, when I ask my foreigner friends for some tunes from their home country, they always pull their nose up, and claim that there ain’t any good music there. Not in their mother tongue at least. Rubbish. I don’t buy or believe that. In any country and language, no matter how small it is, there is always a descent interesting localized art. And in the this art must be hidden some local pearls, just waiting to be discovered by more people. It’s an axiom. You can call it Neiman’s Axiom if you like. I’m ok with it.
[Shablol's cover. An Israeli music milestone album by Arik Einstein and Shalom Hanoch]
That’s where ‘The Israeli Jukebox’ category walks in. it’s a courageous attempt to introduce some local Israeli culture, mostly Hebrew speaking (but not only), to the blogging world. The selection would be of artists with some kind of localized success. Either mainstream (yes! I hold the rare opinion that mainstream can be good. sometimes) or in some alternative scene. I’ll attach usually a song or two as a sample, which should be seen, of course, is a mere motivation to get more in a legal way in case that you liked it.
That’s it. Enough words. Take us to the music sir! (the first one will be up in the next 1-2 days. And then we’ll see about the tempo).