During the December month, we tend to hear a lot of terrible music. Sometimes it comes in the form of terrible Hanukkah parodies made by Temples, Synagogues, and young Day School kids with nothing better to do with their time. Other times it comes in the form of overplayed Christmas songs in every pharmacy. If you’re into that type of thing, then I have a few albums for you to listen to:
Suck It, Christmas!!! (A Chanukah Album)
The talented Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, and Dan Gregor just came out with an anti-Christmas pro-Hanukkah comedic album. Some of the best one liners are on this album featuring IBS, lonely Japs, and foreskin angels. Bonus: They just released a new music video for “Happy Epic Chanukah.” While the song is extremely odd and seems like it came out of left field, there are some wonder lines in here, mainly about God having a sensitive stomach and keeping Zod trapped forever in a spinning dreidel.
My Mother’s Brisket & Other Love Songs The great and wonderful Rick Moranis came out with a klezmer-jazz like album in which he kvetches about… everything. It comes with instant classics like “The Seven Days of Shiva” and “Live Blogging the Himel Family Bris.” If this doesn’t make you miss Rick Moranis, then read his interview on Heeb.
Latkes Schmatkes A year ago Lauren Mayer sent us this CD. I didn’t know what to do with it. So I listened. And laughed. I feel terrible admitting this, but I think Lauren Mayer’s mom jokes are hilarious. Her youtube videos and songs seem semi-serious, but they are in fact hilarious. I swear I’m not high right now, but I think Lauren is one of the funniest people on the internet after watching her videos.
Sophia and Michael Celebrate the Holidays! Two of our favorite Boston musicians have made a “work in progress” album about the holidays. That means that we could be getting more songs about shopping at local businesses and questions like what if every day was Hanukkah. This is an album you can listen to all year long. Not just the month of December.