“On Oct. 1, Pauker will release his “Extraordinary Love” album followed by a world-tour. The album is a mix of folk and pop, with a twist of hip-hop. “The Light,” a track featuring ex-Hassidic gay rapper Y-Love, blends the two styles perfectly.” Click on the article to read more!
George Robinson writes “That is entirely appropriate since Pauker is a Californian, born and bred. Raised as a Reform Jew in Liguna Niguel, he describes himself as a “problem child” in shul, a kid who “acted out by talking” in class. But as he settled down, his interest in spirituality grew, as did his involvement in Jewish summer camps. When he went to San Francisco State as an undergraduate, he joined a Jewish fraternity, worked for the campus Hillel and made his first visit to Israel. Eventually he would spend time at a Carlebach-inspired yeshiva, “living chasidish, studying Tanya and mysticism, going to the mikveh every morning, wrapping myself in tefillin.” Read More here!!!
As you could see in the video I will be performing at the Highline Ballroom in NYC on August 18th at the Milk & Honey Music Festival to raise money for cancer research. I will be joined by Y-Love, Max Jared, Onili, Arlene Gould, and Shira Gavrielov. This night will be unforgettable, and will be my first time EVER performing in NYC!!! My band will consist of Diwon, Dugans, Ziv Shalev, Deborah Sacks, special guests and yours truly. Come purchase a ticket and join us for a transformational night of music. You won’t regret it. Bless!
“Pauker’s empathic, down-to-earth quality translates into his music, and that’s what’s getting him noticed. In an industry that’s riff with ego and posturing, it’s refreshing to see an artist who is genuinely interested and concerned with substance. Undoubtedly, big, big things are in store for this West Coast boy.” My friend Elizabeth Joy, actually came up with the idea to create the plantable music cds. Unfortunately this article misquoted me as that tends to happen in articles. She deserves the credit for this innovative idea!!
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Thanks for stopping by the new website. To celebrate your arrival we are gifting you a free download of “Top Of The World” which will be on the new Mikey Pauker Extraordinary Love full length album set to be released October 1st on Shemspeed Records. “Top Of The World,” is a perfect blend of electronic and folk produced by Diwon, that will leave you wanting more.
After months of daily planning, with good pal Rob Wallace the creator of Iris Concepts designs. The new Mikey Pauker Extraordinary Love website is up and running!!! Lot’s of great news to report. One being that the new album “Extraordinary Love” will be released on Tuesday October 1st on iTunes, Spotify and list of huge distributors. Mikey has signed a contract with BANCS Media, and the team is currently creating a strategic platform for the digital release. The team is building and tons of new shows have been added to the tour calendar. Also new chord charts and lyrics are available via “Resources”, and new press photos. Take a look at the new bio, listen to samples of the new album on Soundcloud and stay up to date on my travels via Instagram. More to share soon. Thank you all for your love and support this past year, big things are happening and you are invited to share in the fun.Take a look at the new album here:
“We are all a part of the Source, and at some point that Source will manifest itself in our lives.” Sound familiar? Of Interest? Catch up on the whole story by clicking on the article!!
Hey Detroit!!! Tonight I will be performing at the Berman Center For The Performing Arts for The JCC Steven Gottleib Music Festival. At 3pm we are inviting any youth to come learn one of our songs so you can join us during our show. If you know of anyone who wants to perform with us, then come on out!!!!
Tonight Erez ‘diwon’ Safar, Josh Goldberg and I perform at 7pm sharp. Doors are at 6:30pm.. get your tickets soon as I hear it is going to be a packed night.
The Berman Performing Arts Center is located at 6600 West West Maple Rd, Bloomfield, MI 48322
See you there!!!!
Today I woke up in Detroit, Michigan. I have never been here before. Today we will jump in our rental and head downtown, go with the flow and find a community to eat with. We will not use Yelp. Only our intuitions… Josh doesn’t know this yet. We will then take time for meditation and then head out to Tammarack Camp for the BBYO Convention. There is nothing like spending Shabbos with the youth. On Sunday, Diwon, Josh Goldberg and I will headline the Steven Gottleib Jewish Music Festival. We are beyond excited. Our set is going to be one of a kind. Blesssss.
This morning I walked from old Jaffa in Tel Aviv to the Beach and had my pre shabbos mikveh. Purifying my soul for the first Shabbos I have ever spent with my parents in Israel. They are arriving soon.
I am now safely in Jerusalem and heading out to meet them. Tonight I will spend Shabbos with them at Rabbi Shalom Brodt’s House in Nahloat. I am overflowing with excitement.
A couple of days ago I moved from Emik Refayim to Katomon. I arrived and my friend asked if I wanted to join her in meditation. Instead of joining her, I wrapped teffilin and caught up on shachris and mincha. As soon as I arrived at the Shoemona Esrei, I felt a pop in my heart. I started crying. Memories of the past week rushed through my head of spending powerful experiences in Jerusalem. Faces of friends. Teachers. People on the street. I took three steps back and 3 steps forward, and had to sit down embracing myself. I was feeling tears of gratitude being able to be here again. I was feeling grateful to perform 18.. plus one one personal prayer. I was feeling gratitude to getting present with the miracles in my life. I stood back up and cried my way though the Amidah. By the end of my practice I felt completely transformed.
I then went to a class ay Yeshiva Simchat Shlomo where Shlomo Katz was giving a shir on Pesach Shemeni. His shir literally about the having the type of prayer where you can’t even utter a word because you crying so deeply. He spoke about how to ask for a second chance and that with the right intention and coming from your heart’s center and speaking into the “yes” that g-d can’t possibly say no to us. We are not giving “no” an option. At the same time knowing whatever happens we are unattached and just committed to the results. I was so touched by the class that I almost started crying right in that moment. How could he possibly be talking about what I just went through 30 minutes before? How can that work? It makes sense.
Shlomo Katz and I connected after the class. We both gave each other blessings and he went on his way to LA to perform. We have very similar careers and we are going to keep in contact. I have been trying to see him speak for years now and I am so grateful for his Shir and blessings.
These miracles happen everyday and they will get stronger until Shavuos. We have three more weeks of miracles and tears before we receive the divines ultimate gift to us, the Torah.
On this Shabbos may you be blessed with Mumashhh miracles and feel truly connected to the divine source. Post shabbos connect to the fire of Lag B’omer!
Come see me at Jacobs Ladder Festival Next thursday and friday:
Good Shabbossss from Jerusalem!! Shabbooos Kodesh!!!!