So have no fear, OMV will still be providing you with its up to minute...or close to it appraisals of what the hell is going on in Israel and Yesha, along with the world of Leftist Jew hate, genocidal Arab dickheads, and the putz who happily brings those latter two together: Marack Pajama.
So, now on to other things. While getting new blog ready I was wandering through the Jewish blogosphere and came across a video for Kaveret's (known internationally as Poogy) song Yo Ya, arguably the best rock song to come out of Israel. This was a huge hit back in the '70s. At camp it was the only Israeli song we wanted to hear. We played it every chance we got. It had a very silly dance associated with it that to my memory was a spiced up version of the Alley Cat dance. Kaveret was known for putting on skits and stories on stage, and had quite a following. For those of us who were devotees of rock we were especially impressed, though the band I was in then was more interested in covering acts like the Who and the Beatles. For some reason covering Yo Ya didn't even cross our minds.
The band, largely made up of guys who served together in the IDF, broke up in 1976 by mutual consent, by all accounts. The individual members went on to be successful on their own, and still get together to play shows, and occasionally tour. Fond memories of good music, and largely better times.
And just to give you an idea of how popular this song still is, here's a 2007 video of some Israeli kids acting out the 70'sish lyrics.