Sid Yiddish

Expect the Unexpected

Web Series: Art Or Shit?

Posted by on Nov 6, 2021

After answering an ad on the Chicago Craigslist site in spring 2009 for an unpaid art co-host position, interviewing and getting the job, I was well on my way! The short-lived web series was based on the other co-host, Lorenzo Ross’ (Zomatic) daytime employer of being an art package handler at a UPS mail shop in Chicago somewhere. Zomatic would take photos of the art he handled and...

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Dr. Nothing: Collaborator

Posted by on Nov 6, 2021

What began as a routine request for a photograph from a 2009 Chicago music festival, has continued as a great friendship and collaboration well over a decade. From the amusing conspiratorial DOCTA film series (2012-2016), to contributing musician in Sid Yiddish And His Candy Store Henchmen, spontaneous music, parody and video productions and everything else in between. I look forward to many...

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Wes Heine (previously known as Cousin Bones): Collaborator

Posted by on Nov 6, 2021

I met Westley Heine in 2004 while he was still a student filmmaker in Chicago. He cast me in a student film as a drunken news anchor. That same week I met him over drinks, he showed me his poetry and prose. it was good. Damn good. Soon after, we began hanging out together at open mics and before long, we formed the band $2 Cockroach, a poetry jug blues band. The band lasted a total of two years,...

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Hectic Head: Collaborator

Posted by on Nov 5, 2021

Although I met Australian Hectic Head in 2011, we didn’t begin our formal collaboration until 2017 when my mother was passing away. The limited edition cassette tape, Adolts Only, was the result. I’ve since contributed to a few other compilation projects of his, with hopes of a return engagement in the near future.

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Throat Singing (2004-Present)

Posted by on Oct 29, 2021

The very idea of learning how to throat sing, came to me while I was taking voice and piano lessons in early spring 2004 at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and i needed a true challenge. Throat singing was that true challenge that i needed. Over the next several months I learned not only how to navigate throat singing style but learned how to apply the results. Throat singing has...

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Torque Monks (2012)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2021

A serendipitous moment in time brought this trio (Sid Yiddish, Dr. Nothing & Wednesday Dalmatian) together briefly for 12 months. While the trio performed mostly in bars and festivals, its purpose mostly leaned toward modern day conspiracy idealism and free association performance. The band produced a total of three albums as a unit.

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