Friday, August 1, 2008

Belle Barth: Uncensored


Pearlstein, Bernstein, Levitt, and Fink. Not a law firm, but a roll call of forbidden fruit, the “Nice Jewish Girls” who torture and taunt the Gentile bloodline of a young Loudon Wainwright III perhaps the most un-Jewish of all non-Jewish American singers. “Not Nordic names, I know,” he whines. It’s a short, odd ode to Country Day school boy-lust for the Other girls, the ones with the long names, the ones in the same tax bracket who hold out the mythical promise of exotic possibility somewhere deep in the suburbs. Jewish girls don’t usually get a good rap in pop culture– the wallet-draining, life-ruining, soul-stealing Jewish American Princess archetype has pretty much held Jewish women in a representational stranglehold for decades– and his song is no Jewish feminist anthem, but at least it’s momentarily celebratory. Plus, Wainwright comes off as the deprived and depaved one here. He may have the blue-blood, but they make his “juices flow” and by the song’s end, he sounds desperate for what he can’t have, like he’d do anything for them, like he’d stalk their Shabbas dinners, like he’d memorize Funny Girl, like he’d have a poster of Grace Adler on his dorm room wall (if she’d been invented yet). I’ve always wondered what would have happened if Wainwright had added Salzman to his Hebraic Hall of Fame– Annabelle Salzman to be exact. In the 50s and 60s, Salzman became the bawdy wonder Belle Barth, the gruff, potty-mouthed queen of a not-so-nice-Jewish-girls court that also included the likes of Pearl Williams and Patsy Abbott. Barth was a working-class trash-talker who worked nights in Miami Beach and Manhattan, sitting in front of the piano, singing about shmucks and oral sex, dishing insults at the insurance men in the front row. “If I embarrass you,” Barth liked to say, “Tell your friends.” Wainwright would have been on the next train back to Westchester.

27 comments:

online pharmacy said...

Oh please tell me this is not true!!! I mean, is she really a singer? I don't want to be mean, but she reminds me of my grandmother!

сборный домик said...

In my view one and all must read this.

Асфальтный завод

kamagra said...

The late Belle Barth, Queen of the Borscht Belt and its Floridian outpost, released a whole series of what were euphemistically known as “adult party albums” in the early 1960s. They were, in essence, recorded collections of dirty jokes, as told by a woman who looked just like a nice Jewish housewife.

dramik said...

Dentist Tarzana, Encino,Woodland Hills, Irvine,Implant,Braces


Tarzana teeth braces

playhouse plans said...

"Thanks for sharing such a great post. You may want to learn enchanting leveling guide or get in shape with led vs lcd or getting to know on Canon 550d
"

how to get a girls number said...

"Thanks for sharing such a great post. You may want to learn wow enchanting guide or get in shape with p90x or getting to know on what do you need for p90x

P90X said...

"Thanks for sharing such a great post. You may want to learn wow enchanting guide or get in shape with p90x or getting to know on what do you need for p90x"

Dramik 98 said...

nice post . plz visit our website for Encino dental implants

mydesertdenta said...

Desert Dental:
01. cosmetic dentists las vegas
02. invisalign las vegas
03. cosmetic dentistry las vegas
04. las vegas dental implant
05. las vegas dental implants
06. las vegas dental implants
07. las vegas denture
08. las vegas dentures
09. las vegas implant dentistry
10. las vegas cosmetic dental care

mydesertdenta said...

Desert Dental:
11. henderson dentures
12. sedation dentistry las vegas
13. las vegas implant dentist
14. las vegas sedation dentist
15. las vegas cosmetic dentists
16. denture repair las vegas
17. cosmetic dentist las vegas
18. henderson invisalign
19. dental implants in las vegas
20. henderson invisalign dentist

mydesertdenta said...

Desert Dental:
21. las vegas nevada dentures
22. las vegas nevada cosmetic dentist
23. las vegas nevada cosmetic dentistry
24. henderson sedation dentistry
25. las vegas nevada dental implants
26. las vegas invisalign dentist
27. las vegas sedation dental
28. cosmetic dentist in las vegas
29. las vegas nevada implant dentist
30. las vegas nevada cosmetic dental care

mydesertdenta said...

Desert Dental:
31. cosmetic dentistry in las vegas
32. henderson cosmetic dentist
33. dentures las vegas nv
34. las vegas nevada implant dentistry
35. las vegas sedation dentists
36. las vegas sedation dentists
37. henderson sedation dentist
38. henderson cosmetic dentistry
39. dentures in las vegas
40. las vegas nv dental implants

Tarzana dental implants said...

This comment is very appreciated and informative. I think you may apprehend more from Doctor Maytesyan Dental - Tarzana, Encino, Woodland Hills, Implant & Braces.
Encino tooth removal
Tarzana Cosmetic Dentistry
Sherman Oaks Cosmetic Dentistry
Encino Cosmetic Dentistry
Tarzana teeth braces
Sherman Oaks teeth braces
Encino teeth braces

dramik said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing. Encino wisdom teeth
Tarzana tooth removal
Sherman Oaks tooth removal
Encino tooth removal
Tarzana Cosmetic Dentistry

buy facebook fans said...

Good write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s blog, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time. “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” by Tennessee Williams….
Regards

buy facebook fans

steroids online said...

Good work , keep us posting , your a very good writer...
Nice site , Very Intresting post. Thank you .

bodybuilding said...

A very nice informational blog.Keep on making such important blog post.Your work is really being appreciated by some one.

Donna Christensen said...

Thank You Admin for such a Great Post. We the biggest body painter in face painter Newport News and face painter Richmond serving in the Virginia Area. We Offer Face Painting, Belly Bumps, Glitter Tattoo and Theatrical Makeup with Reasonable Prices.
Thank You Admin for such a Great Post. We the biggest body painter in face painter Williamsburg and face painter Chesapeake serving in the Virginia Area. We Offer Face Painting, Belly Bumps, Glitter Tattoo and Theatrical Makeup with Reasonable Prices.

Craig Chilvers said...

I just wanted to leave a comment to say that I enjoy your blog. Looking at the number of comments, I see others feel the same way! Congratulations on a very popular blog.

Boat loan

Kama Life Styles said...

Thanks for the nice post. Do you know.. How To Be More Confident A number of men need tips and advice on how to be more confident with women. Women adore confident men who believe in their own abilities and themselves. Kama Lifestyles dating coaching specialises in teaching men how to be confident.It doesn’t depend on personal traits and characteristics, but can be learned by anyone. It does, however, take some work to turn negative thoughts and behaviours into something positive, and no one can do the work but the man who needs to change his attitude.

price per head said...

Hilariously cool. I have been looking for sites like this for a long time. Thank you my friend.

Knowledge Plus Australia said...

Thanks for the Great Post. Knowledge Plus is a Registered Training Organisation. training provider australia, certificate iv in business australia, diploma qualifications australia, elearning australia diploma qualifications australia, training provider australia, elearning australia, management qualifications australia, diploma qualifications australia, certificate iv in business australia and many more Training and Supports.

kuku fashion australia said...

WOW!, Thanks for the nice Blog. This is really Fantastic. Enjoy online fashion shopping with us! We are- Kuku fashion Australia, with Kuku, Kuku dress, Kuku dresses, Kuku fashion, Mad Love stockist, Mad Love fashion, Toi et Moi online, Toi et Moi jacket. Thanks for staying with us.

Green earthconcept said...

Thanks for the Great Post. Green Earth Concept Malaysia. Manufacturing | Oil & Gas | Food Processing Industry | Environ Cooling Water Treatment, Commercial | Home Care Products. It also maintain the green home, green products, green product, buy green, eco friendly products, environmental products, eco green products, environmentally friendly products. Thank you for staying with us.

face painting said...

Good Blog. The written topics is excellent and helpful for worldwide knowledge. Welcome to our face painting world with - face painting, face painter, face art, body painting, body painter, body art, virginia face painter, belly bumps, glitter tattoo, theatrical makeup Thank you for staying with us.

how to remove grease said...

Nice blog. Try to know how to remove grease and how to clean oil spills va to keep the environment clean. Thanks- fix engine oil leaks

best wedding coordinator washington state said...

Excellent & Cool! – I should definitely say I'm impressed with your blog. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info. The site ended up being truly simple to access. Excellent job.. Carry-on. About us..! please visit.
seattle wedding planner
tacoma wedding planner
woodinville wedding planner
tacoma event planner
woodinville event planner
number one wedding planner seattle
tacoma wedding coordinator
tacoma event coordinator
best wedding coordinator washington state
best wedding planner washington state
best wedding planner seattle
best wedding planner tacoma