Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Interesting, isn't it, that so many beautiful Christmas songs were written by jews? And yet gentile lyricists and composers haven't written any songs for jewish holidays. Until Holiday For Heretics, that is. Dedicated to the memory of Allan Sherman, a true genius.


Here's what people are saying about Jeff:

Stephen Sondheim : "very impressed...funny and fresh, with a rhythmic sense that makes the whole thing very sharp". (commenting on Jeff's parody of Sondheim’s own "I'm Still Here")

Marty Fridson, Dean Of The High Yield Bond Market : "Holiday For Heretics is a masterpiece...lyrics are better than Sherman's." (commenting on Jeff's original parody show, Holiday For Heretics)

Jay Newman, Professor Of Physics, Union College: "If you travel at less than the speed of light, make sure you have What Do You Know, Kid? in your car!"

George Gilder: "Jeff Stambovsky? OK, what if Albert Einstein moved to Massachusetts and married Frank Sinatra? And then they hired Allan Sherman and Milton Friedman to tutor their golden child? Here's what you'd get: Incandescent satire, trenchant insights, acute prurient interest, investment genius, trading savvy, soaring bass, nearness to God, and agility with the pick and roll and triple play telecom. Plus lots of laughs. And aside from having plenty of fiber in your diet and in your coaxial cable, the best thing you can do for yourself is to laugh out loud. That's why you need Jeff."

John J. Donohue, Leighton Homer Surbeck Professor of Law, Yale University:
"The man is a genius!!! No one else could have pulled this off."

Joseph Epstein, Author and Essayist : "a complete and cool knockout....much cleverer than anything Allan Sherman did." (Holiday For Heretics)

Dave Frishberg, Jazz Legend : "laughed out loud...really funny...with unpredictable rhyming, which is rare. And what's really impressive is the humor, generates fresh laughs, and makes sure the song STAYS FUNNY, rather than depending on the first joke to do the job again and again. God knows it ain't easy." (Holiday For Heretics)

Gary Giddins, Jazz Critic: "Wittily didactic kids' songs....written in a '50s Broadway style" (about What Do You Know, Kid?)

Moira McCormick, Disney's Family Fun Magazine: "Unique twist on the whole kids' educational audio thing...like nothing else in the children's music canon...topped with an appealing layer of whimsy."

Rockland Journal News: "original jazz arrangements and witty lyrics....Stambovsky cleverly writes and sings about apostrophes and antibiotics."

Family.com: "Stambovsky does have talent when it comes to songwriting---especially in the lyrics department."

John O'Sullivan, Editor, National Review: "Witty..hilarious parody" (National Review Parody Award)

Blog.Nam.Org (National Association of Manufacturers): “Great site …of song parodies. Not mean-spirited, lighthearted and amusing. Somebody did their homework…and some studio work, too.”

Bryan Preston, Producer, Hot Air (Michelle Malkin site): "Very impressed."

Don Luskin (Conspiracy To Keep You Poor And Stupid): “A musical tribute…to John Maynard Keynes.” (Jeff’s original song John Maynard Keynes, from What Do You Know, Kid?, featured as “Joke Of The Day” on Luskin’s blog, www.poorandstupid.com)

Anonymous Music Fan: "The Beatles, Stephen Hawking, and Fabio rolled into one!"

Anonymous Blog Comment: "The thinking man's Weird Al Yankovic."

Nick Schulz (editor, TCS Daily): “Monster talent….really funny.”