The “only one take, no matter what” rule is bad enough on horn, where I have to let go of clams and splatters, but when I’m taking a huge shortcut and just reading it, and I still want to start over again? Oy.
Tonight’s Kaddish features Tina R Fields, whom I’m delighted to be visiting in Boulder for a few days, singing and playing shruti box to accompany my singing Kogan’s “Kaddish.”
A long day of stats—at a JMP conference this week. Fried.
Just a tired Kaddish from Boulder, CO, at the end of a long work day.
For the first time, I attempted to read just the Hebrew/Aramaic column. I tried not to look at the transliteration and mostly succeeded.
With my horns down to parts and my brain too fried to attempt a piano harmonization, I figured I’d better read the text.
Neither Mira nor I felt much like making the daily kaddish recording, so I proposed we take a page from my Israeli friends who recited it at astonishing speed.
Since Mira and I first met in person several weeks ago, we’ve been planning to start doing Kaddish recordings together occasionally—to start emphasizing the “two-part harmony” of our project title. We released our first collaborative recording last night in daily kaddish: for all the foster children who don’t quite make it.