Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

2012 Best Songs – Alex Clare : Too Close

December 24th, 2012 No comments
Beyond being a magical song, the personal story of Alex who became Chabadsit adds another dimension to it.

Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0

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Smells Like Eleanor Rigby (Beatles + Nirvana)

December 12th, 2012 No comments

When two giants mashup.

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October 23rd, 2012 No comments

Last week I launched my new company, Pixplit, at the StartTWS conference in Tel Aviv. I am one of the co-founders and the CEO. I also engineered and coded the entire server using Python / Google App Engine. At the event, ten fantastic teams have participated and we co-won the first place (with Overwolf) and took home the Best Startup trophy. What an honor and a great experience.

Here are some media links related to the event:
English HuffPost
Hebrew : FeederTheMarker, Newsgeek (story 1story 2), Channel 2 (Video – skip to min 1:30)

So what is Pixplit all about?

Pixplit is the world’s first creative collaboration network. Using Pixplit friends & members of the Pixplit community can create images and photo collages, in a single frame, together with others. Each split has 2,3 or 4 parts, and each part gets populated with a photo a member of the community takes. Together, the group of people creates a collage and be part of a visual dialog (no words needed) that is crossing borders, backgrounds and language barriers.

What you see below is a gallery of  a few sample splits created by members of the community. There are a gazillion more live on the service and you could be a creator too. Simply download Pixplit for free (available for iPhone now, Android coming soon), connect using your Facebook account and start collaborating with others. It is fun, artistic, creative and surprising. You will enjoy it.


How to download a RTMP Stream to a local FLV file using RTMPDump for Mac

July 14th, 2012 6 comments

Let’s say you are using a Mac and would like to download an online video stream of a live concert and save it as a .FLV file. Usually, these files are in a rtmp://<PATH TO FILE>.mp4 format.

Here is a quick guide to help you do that:
1. Download RMTPDump for Mac OSX 10.7 (other versions can be found here).

2. Extract the rtmpdump binary file from the zip and move it into the /Applications folder

3. Next you will need to find the exact URL of the stream to download. An easy way to find it is by looking for a Share/”Embed” option near the video you are watching. Copy and Paste the entire embed code block into a text editor and search for “rmtp”. Once you find it, copy the entire file path to the clipboard/text file. For example: rtmp://

4. Now open a Terminal and run the following command:

/Applications/rtmpdump -r "<PATH TO STREAM FILE>" -W "" -o <OUTPUT FILENAME>.flv

For example – here’s how I grabbed a concert of the Eifo Hayeled rock band:
/Applications/rtmpdump -r "rtmp://" -W "" -o ./Eifo_Hayeled_2012_Reunion.flv

The process should take a few minutes depending on the size of the stream file and your internet connection speed.

5. Finally, you will find a local copy of the stream as an .flv file that can be played using VLC

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The Afghan Whigs 2012 reunion tour in Tel Aviv

June 17th, 2012 No comments

One of the best shows I have ever seen!

Here are three videos I recorded: When we two parted (embedded below), Faded, Love Crimes & 66):


as well as the full stream of the entire 2nd concert that was aired on 88fm.


Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0


December 5th, 2011 No comments

I saw Luiza warm up Fortis’s show last Friday and liked them.

They are touring as well. Check them out.

Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0

Ehud Banai & Berry Sakharof Live at the Tamar Festival

October 18th, 2011 No comments

Last night I took a day trip to the dead sea to see two of my favorite Israeli musicians performing on the same stage at the beautiful venue of Wadi Zohar, a natural amphitheater located in a creek right next to the dead sea. I’ve seen both musician perform many times in the past 15-20 years and last night was one of the top concerts of both.



Here are a few videos I was able to capture throughout this amazing night, including the epic “Foreign Country”, that last song in Berry’s song, dedicated to Gilad Shalit who was released today from captivity after more than 5 years.


And finally, the entire playlist with a few other songs can be viewed here:


Sun Tailor’s Like The Tide – Magical

October 3rd, 2011 No comments


More songs by this talented folk artist on bandcamp & facebook.

Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0

Berry Sakharof’s complete discography is available on bandcamp – Fantastic!

May 28th, 2011 1 comment
I love Berry’s latest album “You Are Here” and was so happy to discover that he put his entire discography (sixteen albums) for streaming on Bandcamp. Listen, enjoy and remember to support him by purchasing the CDs.


So happy Foreign Affair’s album is there as well. I had it only on a cassete and without a tape recorder at home I could not play it for many years, until now.

To bookmark and auto-play.



Originally posted on Life Mashup 2.0

Ehud Banai – Live 2011

May 19th, 2011 No comments

Ehud Banai, one of my favorite Israeli artists, has recently released a new fantastic album called “Drops of the Night”and went on a tour. As a matter of fact, he is not just an artist, but one that I have been following, and influenced, by for 25 years.

His debut album “Ehud Banai and the Refugees” was the first vinyl record that I had purchased and the track “Your Time Is Over” was one of the first songs and one of my favorite ones he has released.

Here’s a sample from Ehud’s concert. Don’t miss it.

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