My First Halloween


Transitional Literature

“So basically,” I said, “Tron is a version of Narnia in which religion was replaced by fake computer science.”
She didn’t answer. Further inquiry revealed that she was fast asleep. I still wonder whether it’s the religion or the fake computer science.


Facebook is Kaka

The following is a monologue I heard in a bar in Tel Aviv about a year ago, poetized only slightly by myself, and now hastily translated into English. So there:

I don’t do Facebook / Facebook is kaka / I don’t / conform /
I am Romanian / my dad also / knows Romanian / I / don’t / conform /
don’t do Facebook / I told everyone / never / look / look at this nice dog /
in the picture / it’s so funny / it’s killing me / I / don’t conform /
We were in a hotel / in Romania / they told me / I told them / I don’t /
don’t know / Romanian / only my dad / knows / how would I know? /
But look / what a dog / eh? / it’s killing me /
look / look / look / look /
Here’s another / picture of him /
not my dad / the dog /
look /
Isn’t it funny / eh? / isn’t it amazing / eh? /
Isn’t it cute / eh? / isn’t it pretty / eh? /
I follow it /
on facebook.

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New York in June

“I like New York in June, how about you? I like a Gershwin tune, how about you?”
I love that song, but let me tell you, I’ve been to New York last June, and it was hot and humid and rainy and generally a mess, and therefore I hereby vote to change it to “I like New York in April”, but this kills the meter, so let’s compromise for, say, May, which leaves us with merely an awful rhyming problem, which can be easily yet dreadfully solved thus:
I like New York in May, how about ye?
I like a Gershwin Play, how about ye?
Thank you, you’ve been a wonderful audience, please don’t lynch me.

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Fnools at Large

It’s about time I told someone about that fictional magazine dedicated to fictional science fiction stories written by fictional creatures, or maybe the stories are actually the creatures, or maybe there’s just one creature who’s been writing this for some years now, and he, too, is sort of fictional.
Let us see, then, what that magazine has to say for, or maybe about, itself:
This online magazine is dedicated to Fnools, which are the speculative fiction stories of the Fnools. While it is quite known that we are still at war with the Fnools, that state of affairs should be no reason for us to disregard their rich culture, their fine arts and their exceptional Fnools. It is therefore our task to bring to our readers fresh Fnools every Fnool-week, along with commentary by, whenever possible, humans.
Click!

Fnools at Large

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The Fish Who Pushed

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Of Cyclops and Waterfowl

Cyclop

How do you call a duck that’s also a cyclop? A man who’s also a cyclop is simply called “cyclop”, meaning “round-eyed”, which applies to men (or women!) as well as to ducks, thus making this duck no less of a cyclop than the original article. In addition, there’s a chance that this thing is not a duck at all, but rather, considering the sack under its beak, some sort of pelican. So, can a pelican be a cyclop as well? Logically – yes. Mythologically – not so sure.
Life is so complicated.

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In Memory of David Bowie

In Memory of David Bowie

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The 360 Degree Jam

This 360-degree video of our latest jam session is best watched on the YouTube app on your phone or tablet (click here). Try it!

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Funk Another Day – Drum Recordings

The following videos were taken during the recording sessions of my new album, Funk Another Day. This album will feature voices and drums, and nothing else. The sound is, of course, far from being the final mix. Fun fun fun!

Recording session #1, featuring Karen Teperberg:

Recording session #2, featuring Avi Barak:

Recording session #3, featuring Ohad Bolotin:

Recording session #4, featuring Karen Teperberg:

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