6 thoughts on ““Her Morning Elegance,” Oren Lavie”

  1. We are blessed in Israel with great, varied pop music.
    Go to youtube and Google:

    Idan Reichel
    Chava Alberstein
    Yehuda Poliker
    Yehudit Ravitz

    Just to start you off. In addition to this lyrical mainstream pop-rock, there is another entire world of Arabic-flavored pop by Sephardic North African Jews. And rap – yes, rap that quotes Biblical verses in the original Hebrew.

  2. Dan in Madison:

    I think I’ve come around to your view on the video :)

    I do like the music an awful lot, though. It’s dreamy and perfect for a rainy day – my kind of thing exactly!


    I love it! Thanks for those suggestions – I am so going to check them out.

    Yael Naim, too, right? It must be a very cool scene…

    – Madhu

  3. Er, Dan From Madison. Sorry, I keep doing that – I’m thinking of Carl in Chicago, of course.

    From the Oren Lavie wiki:

    “In 2001 Oren Lavie moved to New York where he tried to make a living by means of various jobs and where he focused on writing songs. When they had piled up he went to Berlin (2003) and started to do recordings, working as his own producer. His first album, The Opposite Side of the Sea, was released in Europe in January and February 2007, and in the United States in March 2009. In 2009, his stop motion style music video, “Her Morning Elegance,” featuring Shir Shomron a striking Israeli born actress/model, achieved significant popularity on YouTube,[5] receiving over 10 million views. Celebrating the Grammy nomination, the video was broken down to the original still frames, which are now exhibited online at http://www.hmegallery.com.”

    So, I’m utterly charmed by the bit about his being in New York and imagine the lyrics to Her Morning Elegance to come from observing some woman moving around the city. I don’t know if that is what happened, of course, but it’s interesting to think of the artist working in that way.

    – Madhu

  4. No, it matters. Went to your site and memorized (for me that means creating a mental image, which was previously incorrect for, well, all of you) the list of names in the upper left corner: they are all “from.” Got it!

    – Madhu


    * Dan from Madison
    * Carl from Chicago
    * Gerry from Valpo
    * Andrew from Aurora

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