The Chairman of the Borscht!!!!
It's been forty years in the making, and the inevitable has happened...the confluences of the universe have met in an elevator at The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. It's 1965 and the sign outside hotel only needs to show two words: "He's Here!"
Of course, "He" is the Chairman of the Board, Old Blue Eyes, the Kid from Hoboken...Frank Sinatra.
Back to the confluences.
It's 9:30 p.m. and Frank is in the elevator on his way to the main showroom for his 10:00 p.m. show, and in steps Alan Sherman.
The elevator gets stuck...and twenty minutes later, they both emerge. Frank goes on stage and opens but what comes out of his mouth is pure Jewnatra.
It's the birth of Jewnatra.
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Just like many of history's greatest achievements and discoveries, Jewnatra came about by pure accident.
I didn't plan it...it was not mulled over and discussed in brainstorming sessions...it just happened.
Similar to the light bulb.
Edison was really only tryng to juxtapose the dynaflow of the molecular makeup of cosmic media matter, and the glass container he designed began to glow.
His assistant, Harold Watt had screwed up: Edison wanted rejuxtaposed cosmic media matter...not a glowing glass container.
He considered murder and actually formulated a way to to carry out his plan...to kill a Watt.
Yeah...that's what happened.
Jewnatra was the same thing...a total accident. I was doing a crossword puzzle one night, and the words were staring back at me.
The bottle of Manischewitz(tm) Heavy Malaga didn't hurt.
Being the biggest Sinatra fan on the planet...a walking ATM dispensing Sinatra data on demand, it all started to make sense.
TAKE THE WORDS AND DO SOMETHING USEFUL! WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE THAT THE ANSWER TO TEN ACROSS IS "KREPLACH?" DO SOMETHING WITH IT!
And I did...and the result is Jewnatra.
The object? To have a little fun with some of the greatest of American pop music...each one a classic as done in the style of F.A.S.
By no means am I comparing myself to him. He could sing...I can't. But to have some fun, it's good enough.
I don't take myself too seriously. I do want to preserve this incredible music (not mine...his) and hopefully this will help do that.
So enjoy, but don't ever forget the real thing. And remember, it's fun...I really don't want to get under your skin.
What's new? Jewnatra!
On June 26, 2007, about 150 people who came to the Laugh Factory in NYC were treated to the unexpected: a live performance by Jewnatra!
The crowd went wild...every song a memory that most have probably already forgotten.
Since then there have been dozens of shows...The Broadway Comedy club, The Gotham, private events, synagogue fund raisers (and hair raisers), and more.
And now, you too can enjoy the amazing talents of the one and only Jewnatra!
How? I'm not sure yet but I'll figure it out.
Here's an idea: for starters call me and I'll be happy to perform at your synagogue or private event as well.
Everyone is guaranteed to have many laughs except me...I work cheap.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll go from there.
This is Sinatra...YOUR way!