Episode #196: Three Jews talk about music

Ease into a relaxed Twilight Lounge this week, where you will find Rosen and Goldbrener joined by author and speaker (and Jew) Kevin Smokler, a guest with gravitas enough to convince the boys to ditch their entire format in service of a single question:

“Is hip-hop good for the Jews?”

Of course it is, which leaves plenty of time for the boys (+1) to indulge themselves in a far-ranging conversation about music, the role of Jews behind and in front of the mic, seeking out new cultures versus being timid and scared,  well-rested high school nerds and how white and middle-aged one has to be to attend a Guided by Voices show.

Kevin Smokler: always welcome in the Twilight Lounge.


About Larry Rosen

Was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit”. He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”