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Wed, 28 Mar 2007

Rollover / Manishevitz
"What's in a name?", Shakespeare asked rhetorically. And so do I, as I consider the resonance of the name Manishevitz. Not the musician, of course, whom I've only just encountered, but the products of my childhood, and, on rare occasion, my adulthood. First the wine, sweet enough to send you into sugar shock, but still capable of a good buzz if you're young, curious and determined. And then all the other kosher foods, which I buy now and then as comfort food or for their nostalgia value. (Betcha didn't know the winemaker and the food people are two different companies! No, I didn't either. It's a licensing thing.)

Anyway, this is yet another Manishevitz. With a V, which I didn't actually notice until this very moment. Which says something about how observant I am. And I don't mean as regards kashruth, although I'm not observant about that either.

Damn; there I go again. Focus, please! Right, the music. It's a sort of blend of R&B and folk, much in the style of Leonard Cohen. If you're familiar with Cohen's own performances, as opposed to other people's more demonstrative cover versions, you'll have a pretty good idea of what to expect. Detached. Serious. Maybe a little bit haunting. And no danger of a sugar rush.

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