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The Most Important Good For The Jews Interview Ever

Good for the Jews are maybe the single most important contribution that the Jewish people have made to American music. That’s why we were so shocked that they granted us this in-depth interview. Read More

By / January 11, 2011

Good for the Jews are maybe the single most important contribution that the Jewish people have made to American music since the time we realized there was money to be made by selling the music of other cultures and writing songs for other people.  That’s why we were so shocked that they granted us this in-depth interview.

Tell me about Good for the Jews groupies.  Is it true that they’re the wildest groupies in music?

I’ll tell you just as soon as I meet one. Jewish women are too smart to sleep with a musician — I might get more play if I were a salesman at Saks. You know how an Orthodox man can’t touch a woman who isn’t a member of his family? Neither can I, evidently.

How would you actually describe your sound?  I’ve heard everything from post-Steely Dan, to neo-nu folk, and even post-Phil Collins Genesis at a Bat Mitzvah.

Imagine the confessional poetry of Barbra Streisand mixed with the vocal splendor of Leonard Cohen.

How influential is Good for the Jews?  On a scale of Robert Johnson to Lemmy.

Do you write these questions all by yourself? Or does someone have to help you?

Is it true that you started writing for Playboy because Hugh Hefner was a fan of Good for the Jews?

I started writing for Playboy because I thought I might get to interview Rachel Weisz, or at least Susanna Hoffs. Instead, they assigned me interviews with John Mayer and Sanjay Gupta. God laughs.

What’s the most kosher thing you’ve done to a groupie?

If you want to learn more about my relationship with your mom, you’ll have to ask her.

Is it true that you write all of Leonard Cohen’s songs for him?

How is this helping to sell tickets for our January 11 show at City Winery with The Klezmatics and Joshua Nelson in NYC?

What’s next?  Will you breakup and have a reunion tour with The Eagles and Led Zeppelin?

Next is lunch. I’m starving.