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Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Almost Our Birthday . . . THE BIG ONE!

It's almost our birthday - doesn't it seem like just yesterday that we began?

The reason it seems like just yesterday that we launched Radio Free Nachlaot is because, well, it almost WAS yesterday!

In a world where a day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like a day, it's hard to tell if we've been on the air (OK we're not really on the AIR per se, we're on the VIRTUAL air via Internet Radio) for a day, a year or forever. Sometimes it feels like all three simultaneously!

Nevertheless, according to the mundane usage of chronology, it's almost our 1-year Birthday, or as we say in California: THE BIG ONE. (In Hebrew would that be "Echad Gadol" - ?)

We launched this "Science Project" Erev Rosh Chodesh Kislev, 5770 ... and lo & behold, Rosh Chodesh Kislev 5771 is right around the corner, literally.
So we're having a PARTY. A birthday party! A fundraiser! A fundraising birthday party! AND YOU'RE INVITED!

Our friends and media content creation partners at Asiyah Media (a.k.a. "Holding the Sun" Productions) are lending us their fabulous studios for the party because it's going to be so much fun we shouldn't have it in a residential area!

6pm - 11pm
At the Asiyah Media Studios
Mercaz Sapir Building 2, Suite 52 (Top Floor) in the Givat Shaul neighborhood of Jerusalem (off of Kanfei Nesharim Street)

Bus lines that go to Kanfei Nesharim Street (the cross street is Bachi) - Bus Lines 20, 6, 74, 75, 15, 60 and 64.

FUNDRAISER: You'll be asked to give a donation to Radio Free Nachlaot - amount of which and currency/denominations to be determined by YOU. In exchange you'll receive a RAFFLE TICKET, and we'll be raffling off a GUEST DJ APPEARANCE on Radio Free Nachlaot!

Come on - you know you've always wanted to play DJ! Now you can win a Guest DJ spot with us!

We will be broadcasting LIVE from the party so if you're not in town you can listen to us live, AND our Asiyah Media friends (who are streaming video savants) will be streaming video of the party LIVE - we'll let you know where to view it (we think we might even be able to embed it into THIS very web page when the time comes!)

But if you ARE in Jerusalem - wouldn't you really rather be WITH us than watching us on streaming video? We hope you'll drop by for the festivities, to wish us a Happy Birthday, to drop a few shekels into the "kitty" and to drink a l'chaim with us ... Oh yeah that reminds me, if you are kind-hearted please BYOB!!!

Lorelai generally likes single malt scotch with names that start with "Glen", Steve likes Jack Daniels Silver Select (Duty-Free, baby!).

So ... about our programming - we had an AWESOME set of music this morning inspired by our children - some of whom have even presented us with playlists (Thanks Shulie and Chava Levine!) and others who just tell us what they like (Thanks Cameron Kude). We called that segment "Not For Old People Only." Of course we know we don't play music just for old people - after all, Maya is our token under-30 DJ, right? :) The good news is that we taught our children well - in addition to bands like Sublime, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, the Goo-Goo Dolls and the Posies we also heard Bob Dylan, Tom Waitts, Carly Simon and Van Morrison. We're not old - we're babies! We're only 1 year old!

At Noon today Dr. Liebe Schulman and Lorelai had a wonderful time on the Holy Healing Show. Maybe it was the influence of Scorpio this time of year, but the topic began with Shamanistic healing techniques, moved on to what to do if a soul leaves a body or an extra, unwanted soul enters a body, alternative consciousness-stimulating substances and their various healing usages, and winded up with a discourse on the secret healing properties of Frankincense and Myrrh. Check our DOWNLOAD PAGE to listen to the recording!

This afternoon on "Israeli Soul" we have Parsha Shavua "Toldot" from Rabbi Chaim Richman and Parsha Poetry by Chaya Kaplan-Lester, Nachlaot's Poetess-in-Residence at 2pm, "Light Unto The Nations: The Prayers that Bind" at 3:30pm, and Rav Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman class from last week at 5pm, punctuated by music from the Kirtan Rabbi, Holly Shere's "Wild Earth Shebrew," Sasha Butterfly Rose "Creation Song" and healing piano from Shoshanna Shoshanna.

Which brings us to tonight - we'll be broadcasting Rav Ozer's Rebbe Nachman Thursday Night Chebura LIVE at 7:30pm, and then after that - Steve's Cooking for Shabbos Show.

Gevaldt, that means it's almost Shabbos - again! We've been around the circle once together - it's almost a year of weeks that have ended in Shabbos together - won't you join us Sunday Night for our Birthday Party? RSVP to us at - we can't wait to see you!