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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2760 on: May 12, 2021, 08:08:11 AM »
Funny story.

My friend was driving down Route 9 in Lakewood and he stopped to pick up a bochur who was hitching. As the bochur sat in his car, he was intrigued by the music playing - Journeys Volume 2, and he asked my friend what album it is and where he can buy it. My friend responded, "You've really never heard the Journeys albums?!" and the bochur admitted that he has never heard them, but he really likes them.

My friend immediately pulled off into Judaica Plaza's parking lot, and sponsored all four albums for the bochur!
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2761 on: May 12, 2021, 09:16:37 AM »
Funny story.

My friend was driving down Route 9 in Lakewood and he stopped to pick up a bochur who was hitching. As the bochur sat in his car, he was intrigued by the music playing - Journeys Volume 2, and he asked my friend what album it is and where he can buy it. My friend responded, "You've really never heard the Journeys albums?!" and the bochur admitted that he has never heard them, but he really likes them.

My friend immediately pulled off into Judaica Plaza's parking lot, and sponsored all four albums for the bochur!

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2762 on: May 12, 2021, 09:37:37 AM »
BTW, on that note (tone-deaf pun intended), Abie is working on Journeys Volume 5!
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2763 on: May 12, 2021, 10:13:39 AM »
Funny story.

My friend was driving down Route 9 in Lakewood and he stopped to pick up a bochur who was hitching. As the bochur sat in his car, he was intrigued by the music playing - Journeys Volume 2, and he asked my friend what album it is and where he can buy it. My friend responded, "You've really never heard the Journeys albums?!" and the bochur admitted that he has never heard them, but he really likes them.

My friend immediately pulled off into Judaica Plaza's parking lot, and sponsored all four albums for the bochur!

This is not a funny story, it's a miracle story. The bochur asked where he can *buy* the album? Then they stopped at a store that actually stocked all four albums which are decades old. If they stocked them, that means they were CDs and not digital downloads. How did the bochur know what they were? And though it isn't mentioned in the story, we can assume the bochur accepted the gift because he was able to play said albums. How?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2764 on: May 12, 2021, 10:23:51 AM »
This is not a funny story, it's a miracle story. The bochur asked where he can *buy* the album? Then they stopped at a store that actually stocked all four albums which are decades old. If they stocked them, that means they were CDs and not digital downloads. How did the bochur know what they were? And though it isn't mentioned in the story, we can assume the bochur accepted the gift because he was able to play said albums. How?
The bochur asked where he can *buy* the album? Everyone respects Abie's albums so much that they would never contemplate uploading them for others to steal.

Then they stopped at a store that actually stocked all four albums which are decades old. Which self-respecting store doesn't stock Abie albums???

If they stocked them, that means they were CDs and not digital downloads. See above.

How did the bochur know what they were? He was so enthralled by the Abie music he heard that nothing else was processing in his brain.

And though it isn't mentioned in the story, we can assume the bochur accepted the gift because he was able to play said albums. How? See above.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2765 on: May 12, 2021, 10:27:12 AM »
BTW, on that note (tone-deaf pun intended), Abie is working on Journeys Volume 5!
Meh. At this point in his career, it'll sell because of nostalgia, not merit. (I say this as a huge Abie fan, but the last 15-20 years don't have my hopes up.)

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2766 on: May 12, 2021, 10:27:59 AM »
The bochur asked where he can *buy* the album? Everyone respects Abie's albums so much that they would never contemplate uploading them for others to steal.

Then they stopped at a store that actually stocked all four albums which are decades old. Which self-respecting store doesn't stock Abie albums???

If they stocked them, that means they were CDs and not digital downloads. See above.

How did the bochur know what they were? He was so enthralled by the Abie music he heard that nothing else was processing in his brain.

And though it isn't mentioned in the story, we can assume the bochur accepted the gift because he was able to play said albums. How? See above.

So nothing else was processing in his brain and .... that turned his brain into a CD player?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2767 on: May 12, 2021, 10:28:35 AM »
Meh. At this point in his career, it'll sell because of nostalgia, not merit. (I say this as a huge Abie fan, but the last 15-20 years don't have my hopes up.)
Abie's 10 percent capacity is a thousand times better than the second-best person in the music industry.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2768 on: May 12, 2021, 10:29:06 AM »
So nothing else was processing in his brain and .... that turned his brain into a CD player?
That's my story and I'm sticking with it.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2769 on: May 12, 2021, 10:30:54 AM »
Meh. At this point in his career, it'll sell because of nostalgia, not merit. (I say this as a huge Abie fan, but the last 15-20 years don't have my hopes up.)

Aish 3 is a great album.
MMM 4 is weird, but has some good songs.

Basically:
Abie's 10 percent capacity is a thousand times better than the second-best person in the music industry.

I mean, I'm not a statistician, but it seemslegit.jpg
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2770 on: May 12, 2021, 10:37:40 AM »
Funny story.

My friend was driving down Route 9 in Lakewood and he stopped to pick up a bochur who was hitching. As the bochur sat in his car, he was intrigued by the music playing - Journeys Volume 2, and he asked my friend what album it is and where he can buy it. My friend responded, "You've really never heard the Journeys albums?!" and the bochur admitted that he has never heard them, but he really likes them.

My friend immediately pulled off into Judaica Plaza's parking lot, and sponsored all four albums for the bochur!
He wasn't driving up the turnpike to new york?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2771 on: May 12, 2021, 10:38:23 AM »
Meh. At this point in his career, it'll sell because of nostalgia, not merit. (I say this as a huge Abie fan, but the last 15-20 years don't have my hopes up.)
Agreed. I think a remake of some of his older songs would be amazing. I didn't really care for journey's 4
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2772 on: May 12, 2021, 10:40:16 AM »
He wasn't driving up the turnpike to new york?

Who takes the Turnpike for a NY date?
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2773 on: May 12, 2021, 10:41:24 AM »
Agreed. I think a remake of some of his older songs would be amazing. I didn't really care for journey's 4
Journeys 4 was arguably the best album of the last 20 years. IMO Obviously, not as great as volumes 1, 2, and 3.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2774 on: May 12, 2021, 10:42:13 AM »
Journeys 4 was arguably the best album of the last 20 years. IMO Obviously, not as great as volumes 1, 2, and 3.
I'm comparing it to 1, 2, and 3, not everything else out there.
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2775 on: May 12, 2021, 10:42:53 AM »
Who takes the Turnpike for a NY date?
Someone in Ner Yisroel
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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2776 on: May 12, 2021, 01:59:40 PM »
I'm comparing it to 1, 2, and 3.
No you didn't  :)
In your own words "I didn't really care for journey's 4"

I loved journeys 4, The man from Vilna itself makes the whole album worth it!

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2777 on: May 12, 2021, 02:09:27 PM »
No you didn't  :)
In your own words "I didn't really care for journey's 4"

I loved journeys 4, The man from Vilna itself makes the whole album worth it!
i didn't care for it compared to the other 3 lol
i liked man from vilna until lev tahar comes on. I like lev tahar (Go Munk!) but not on this album

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2778 on: May 12, 2021, 02:12:49 PM »
i liked man from vilna until lev tahar comes on. I like lev tahar (Go Munk!) but not on this album
Agreed. I really like LT and Eli Schwebel, but they somehow didn't really "fit" on the album.

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Re: Jewish Music (New CDs, hock, and opinions)
« Reply #2779 on: May 12, 2021, 02:29:15 PM »
Journeys 4 was arguably the best album of the last 20 years. IMO Obviously, not as great as volumes 1, 2, and 3.

I'm not an expert on jewish music, but if that's the case, it's a very poor reflection on the rest of the industry.

For starters, on an album that's supposed to be original, 20%  a number of songs are old, that were previously published on other albums (and those versions were better, IMO).