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Racheli on December 8th, 2010 at 12:20 am #
eh…not a fan of this song. it’s boring. i also couldn’t get through the video. at least it’s not the maccabeats 😉
Oh jeez, not the Maccabeats…
Anyway, it’s not the most brilliant display of songwriting, but it’s not really about that – it’s about him. His voice, his beats, his intensity, his dangling sidelocks.
Ellie on December 8th, 2010 at 11:27 am #
I actually thought this song was awesome! We all know how rare it is to hear a Channukah song that is fun or popular enough to get on to the radio (which is why we have to hear Adam Sandler over and over, it’s all they got) and I appreciated that Matisyahu came out with something that many people could enjoy, regardless of religion really. Additionally I appreciated that he had a sense of humor in the music video. This is obviously not going to win a Grammy or anything, but it is festive and peppy while still having a message and staying true to Matusyahu’s sound. And isn’t festive and peppy what the holidays are all about?
Rami on December 9th, 2010 at 9:43 am #
It’s a great song celebrating the holiday that saw his namesake’s rise to prominence. Except Matisyahu isn’t his actual hebrew name.
I don’t blame him for not using his real name though. It’s hard to be famous when your MC sobriquet is “Feivish Herschel”
Rami: you never know. Herschel Walker was a big-time NFL running back. Maybe drop the “Feivish,” though.
Ellie: perhaps you’re right. ‘Tis the season for festiveness and pep. I just thought it was too goofy. But maybe I’m taking it too seriously.
Anyone else have an opinion on that?
CE Kantor on December 20th, 2011 at 9:33 pm #
He said in an interview that it was meant to be goofy, he called it a sort of “Matisyahu on LSD on Ice” The head knock made me see it as dreamlike so I guess it does not seem as weird to me, it was like Matis in wonderland…
Anonymous on December 10th, 2010 at 3:00 pm #
thanks joe! also downloaded this one to mp3!
Glad to share the musical love! But don’t forget to support the artist… he’s got albums and concert tickets to sell.
Carolyn on December 18th, 2011 at 7:29 pm #
agreed the Sirius version is amazing spectacular wonderful… not really enough words to describe how this affected me yes it is a prayer love his voice on this.
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