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Rob Tannenbaum must be the last person I know who believes in the power of the press—-every time his Good for the Jews project comes to town, he e-mails me, hoping for a pick in City Paper. My answer has always been the same: I’ll tell the calendar editor. Until recently, I couldn’t write about Good for the Jews because Rob was the music editor of Blender, to which I very occasionally contributed, and if I get fired, it’s gonna be for something better than that.
But due to recent events, I can now recommend tonight’s Good for the Jews show at DCJCC! I’m going, and you should, too! Still, I can’t ethically recommend the show wholeheartedly, due to the following facts:
- I’ve never met Tannenbaum in person. We’ve spoken on the phone and sung a little Elton John together.
- I am not Jewish. I lived in New York for eight years, so I’ll probably get a plurality of the jokes at best. I might try to get Aaron Leitko to come to the show. He’s not Jewish, but I thought he was for a long time. Come to think of it, I’m probably sunk, getting-joke-wise.
- I’m hoping to worm my way onto the guest list, so I’m not risking my hard-earned money, which mostly goes to paying my health-insurance copay.
You should probably weigh those facts against my recommendation.