About Jason Diamond

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Don Rickles Gives Us the Quote of the Week

By May 28, 2010

While we’re pretty sure he’s been using the line since Nixon was in office, the 84-year-old Mr. Personality hung out with his buddy Dave, and gave us the quote of the week: "I didn’t know if I schtupped her or … Read More

Ezra Koenig Makes Me Look Like the Baal Shem Tov

By May 27, 2010

I always knew the day would come when I’d have to bow down to the Vampire Weekend lead singer and say, “dude, you are the King of Jewish WASPs.  Mazel Tov.” That day has come via the bands newest video … Read More

The Weekly Yiderati: Rolling at BEA, Loving Shel Silverstein, Daniel Handler’s Memory and More

By May 27, 2010

The Sisterhood talks to American Taliban writer, Pearl Abraham.  The author discusses her Hasidic upbringing: "Hasidism doesn’t only repress its women. Everyone in religious life is under the thumb, one way or another."        Jewish Book Council is … Read More

Tinariwen: The Best Thing to Wander out of the Desert Since the Ancient Hebrews

By May 27, 2010

Tinariwen is making their way across the United States this summer, after taking part in the World Cup festivities in Johannesburg, they will be playing the must see show at the Central Park Summer Stage on June 26th, and the … Read More

Tea Baggers on the Upper West Side

By May 26, 2010

You know things are bad when the sentence "bikini-wearing blogger with Tea Party ties has placed ads on city buses aimed at outraging Muslims" isn’t the most awkward part of a Daily News story. Instead, it’s the part that talks … Read More

The Awesomeness of Nick Gazin

By May 25, 2010

Nick Gazin’s artwork is equal parts Mad Magazine, Gary Panter and Raymond Pettibon. Doesn’t that sound great?  Do you know who all of those people are?  If you don’t we’d suggest going to Wikipedia after looking at Gazin’s work to … Read More

My Dream of Starting a Band Called Goy Division is Over

By May 25, 2010

Somebody beat me to the punch! a kosher supergroup of biblical (Old Testament, naturally) proportions! With a cover sleeve that spoofs the insanely rare Sordide Sentimental Joy Division "Licht und Blindheit" 7" that came out decades ago, this single will … Read More

Debut: Neutral Uke Hotel – “King of Carrot Flowers, Pt. 1″

By May 21, 2010

Maybe it’s because we loved the first video so much, or maybe we’re still high off Jeff Mangum (of Neutral Milk Hotel) playing his songs live for the first time in a over a decade.  Whatever the case, In the … Read More