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song "Gelt Melts:' it is clear that
for the LeeVees, irreverence and
fun are the order of the day.
From the opening invitation to
be part of the "Lathe Clan" to the
exploration of perennial Jewish
issues such as "Applesauce vs. Sour
Cream" and "How Do You Spell
Channukkahh?" the Jewish sensi-
bility of the music is clear. "Kugel"
bemoans changing tastes ("You're
not what you used to be, you were
once sweet and creamy, now you're
low fat.... Gramma's kugel was like
a dream, she never heard of the
Schneider's mom appears on "At
the Timeshare,' and they sing
about the new Jewish singles'
Christmas tradition in "Jewish
Girls (At the Matzoh Ball)."
And get a load of the title and
lyrics for "Goyim Friends":
All my goyim friends
Are making up their lists
And all my goyim friends
Get some pretty sweet gifts
Like snowboards, cell phones
Paintball guns and iPods
Memberships to the last restrict-
ed golf clubs.
But we, we will march on
Six pack of socks
From each of our moms ...."
"It was a big challenge to have
humor but not be shlocky, not be a
novelty," Gardner admits. "We
worked to have some real meat to
the music, to have music that
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stands on its own:'
Because they hadn't written
together previously and had only
eight days to complete the project,
they patterned several songs after
bands they both liked. So you can
hear some Ramones in "Gelt
Melts',' some the Who in "Jewish
Girls': as well as some Beach Boys.
In fact, a look at the band on the
www.leevees.com Web site has
each member adopting the family
name LeeVee, in homage to
Gardner's childhood rabbi (just
like the Ramones, who adopted a
common name — yes, Joey
Ramohe's given name was Jeffrey
-For Gardner, the album is about
family, tradition, food and cultural
identity. Leaving the religious com-
ponent to others, he and -
Schneider, and the rest of the
LeeVee mishpachah (family), cele-
brate and honor Chanukah and
being Jewish and have a blast
doing it. They hope you'lldo the
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