Saturday, October 18, 2008

halloween special and live music coming up!!!

hey! oy-dog here!

please stay tuned to next week's show, october 25th...we will be doing a halloween special, jewish style, as well as our fall fundraiser for the station. Your support is very much appreciated, so c' us out! If you pledge during my show, it would mean much to me!!! You know, just to say to the station and the public, "hey, I like the show musical jews, and I am glad that there is a station here in santa cruz that is willing to give a show like this a chance!"

Also, don't forget, there are two great live music shows coming up at the catalyst in november...first, on November 13th, HaDag Nachash, the israeli hip-hop superstars, will be playing, and then on November 24th, reggae-jewish superstar Matisyahu will be playing...I will be at those show, and I hope you will too! I am still trying to land an interview with HaDag Nachash, but don't know if that will happen...we shall see! Anyhow, take care and I'll talk to ya soon!



Saturday, October 4, 2008

new show hours...same day!

hey y'all!!!! dj oy-dog here to remind you that my show will now be on from only 6-8am on saturdays, still on kzsc santa cruz 88.1 fm. Thanks to everyone who listens! It means much to me, and I am glad that you are enjoying listening to what I'm enjoying playing! I will update this blog with some exciting new things going on this fall with the show...stay tuned!




"ushpizin"--it is such a great film!

listen to: "the sway machinery" ep -- it is fantastic!

Friday, September 12, 2008

no show today!

hey y'all--

she's been a long time since I've written to you, but I have an announcement--NO SHOW TODAY, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13th. I will be back next saturday, fear not. I hope that you all like the show--I try my best to keep y'all entertained. Doing this show means alot to me--anyhow, seeya next week.



buy these now:

Tomer Yosef, "laughing underground"

Deleon, "Deleon"

Sagol 59, "make room"

Y-Love, "this is babylon"

Soulico crew, "Archeaology mixtape"

rent these:

"Hester Street"

"playing for time"

"Funny Girl"

"the Jazz Singer"

Friday, July 18, 2008

new show on the 19th!

hey everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! please be sure to listen this saturday, 6 to 9 am pst for a new edition of 'musical jews' on kzsc 88.1fm or livestreaming at I have collected a lot of new music for the show, including a song by the '2 live jews' that was requested on the show a couple of weeks ago!! you won't want to miss this one! We will feature alot of surprises and an eclectic mix of more fun jewish music, across time and borders!! So what ya waitin' for. If you haven't jumped on the jewish bandwagon yet, do so this weekend, as we spin some non-stop jewish grooves that will please everyone from 1 to 92! Rock on, Jewish style!


Friday, July 11, 2008


hey folks...if you came here to find ou what's going on with the show today well...there isn't one!!! the station is doing some routine maintenance, so I have the morning off...don't worry! I'll be back next week with a new and exciting show, so be sure to tune in!!! Meanwhile, have a great day and keep on rockin', Jewish style!



Thursday, July 3, 2008

must haves this summer...

okay, so here's some must-haves to help get you through the hot summer months!

MUSICAL JEWS--the hottest radio show around! listen all summer long on saturdays, 6-9am pst, online live at DJ oy-dog (that's me!) spins some fierce jewish tracks that will make you laugh, cry and love the hot beat of summer!

THE YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION--by Michael Chabon. This is a fantastic murder-mystery with a historical Jewish twist. What if Jerusalem had been re-formed in Canada instead of the middle east 60 years ago? Who killed the Yiddish chess-playing genius in the hotel room that detective Meyer Landsman stays at? this book will keep you turning the pages this summer as you lounge around the beach!!!!! p.s.--I've heard that the Coen Brothers are turning this into their next movie!!!!!!!!

HaDag Nachash--Live!!!!---this live album from the Jerusalem superstars is the perfect soundtrack for cruising around the boulevard on these hot summer nights, or on your way to the beach!!!! All of their best tracks are featured in a live performance captured on CD. A standout for me is their smokin' live version of "California", a song featured in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan." A must-have for HaDag fans, or those who want something fun to listen to this summer.

this is a hot album, man!!! pepi really gets 'into your bones' and stays there!!! she is so unique and original. Her music isn't 'jewish' per se, but I think she is. If you're into alterna-chick music at its best, this is the album for you!!! a must-have album this summer!!!

if you've seen them, then you know what I mean...everyone seems to be wearing them here in Santa Cruz, from the young to the old. They look like wet-suit shoes, but they have individual toe slots, like those toe-socks, but you can wear them as shoes. I've seem people dining out in them or just running errands in the city. They are hot, hot , hot baby!!!!!!!

That's right, the egg-cream is back. A one-time soda shop favorite makes its return for these hot trendy summer months...there is no egg involved, but it looks like an egg when served. It is soda, chocolate, ice least I think that's what's in it. Perfect pleasure food for a long, hot summer!!!!

that's it for now...hope you have a great summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you don't mess with the...?

okay, okay, so I finally saw "you don't mess with the Zohan." Let me start by saying that I've never been a Sandler fan (although I think that his 'hunakkah' song is a classic), so I was a bit dubious going in. The thought of an Israeli james bond-turned hairdresser in NY really appealed to me I'll just say that it had some good moments and some lam moments. I felt like I got suckered into sitting through a brainless, cheap-o, half-assed idea of a movie about half way through. The sex jokes wore thin after a while. I was pleasantly surprised that the Zohan had a big package beneath his underwear, and it was a bit funny when it turned out to be a giant bush of hair that made it look so 'endowed' down there. Lainie Kazan as the horny older jewish mother was amusing at first, but even that bit turned into a one-trick pony. This movie was ultimately filled with so many cliches' and stereotypes that I was bored and actually fell asleep near the end. I do like the message about 'following your heart and dreams', but I feel that it was mired in such banal sit-com goo that I had a hard time seeing it. The fish in the ass was kind of funny (you'll know if you see it), but overall, I give this movie just an "oy" out of a possible "oy-vey-riffic!". Music is good--the israeli band HaDag Nachash is featured prominently, so hopefully they will become even huger international popstars!!!!!! However, so is Mariah Scarey, and I'm not a big Mariah I'll just say this movie was not really for me , but it might be for someone else.

welcome to the world of musical jews!

hello. dj oy-dog here! check out my radio show live streaming on saturdays from 6-9 am, pst on You will here some crazy and fun jewish music. It is called "Musical Jews."Artists such as Fanny Brice, Socalled, HaDag Nachash, Shlomo Carlebach and many more are featured on my show. My goal? well, I like to give Jewish music a much-needed "face-lift."Gone are the days of the same old 'klezmer' music. Jewish music encompasses a wide variety of sounds from around our precious globe. Jewish Music----Not just for Jews anymore!! Give it a listen, won't ya?