Amichai’s Top 50/45. “Ayala” אילה

Amichai’s Top 50/45. “Ayala” אילה Yona Vollach was one of the most provocative and brilliant Israeli poets of the 20th century. A few years ago the band Alma composed one of her most stunning poems – Ayala, the dow. Summer 2016, P. & I are heading to the beach on his motorcycle, we are newly […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/44. “Bette Davis Eyes”

Amichai’s Top 50/44. “Bette Davis Eyes” This was a big hit during my bar mitzvah party circuit circa 1982, awkward dance moves and hormones and I don’t think any of us knew who Bette Davis was. But we got it. And loved the song which won kim Carnes the Grammy in 1981. It was written […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/43 “East Jerusalem/west Jerusalem”

Amichai’s Top 50/43 “East Jerusalem/west Jerusalem” On the third day of the 1967 Six Day War East Jerusalem and West Jerusalem became one political entity – under Israeli rule. Today, 52 years later, many Israelis mark this memory as Jerusalem Day while in Palestinian and other communities this is known as El Quds Day – […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/42 “El HaGan” Bach/Within You אל הגן/בך

Amichai’s Top 50/42 “El HaGan” Bach/Within You אל הגן/בך There are a few, a handful really, songs that got into my veins, my hard-drive reserved for the inner DJ that knows how to bring them up at the right moment of despair, longing, pleasure and presence. Amir sang this one night during a set, 20+ […]

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Amichai’s Top 50/41 “Don’t you (forget about me)

Amichai’s Top 50/41 “Don’t you (forget about me) I remember walking out of the movie theater in midtown Manhattan, mid 1980’s, one Sunday afternoon after watching The Breakfast Club’. We were a few friends, just started high school and were so stunned by how the movie echoed our lives – we didn’t say a word […]

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