Category Archives: Music

What Do You Get?

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Today was terrific – except for one thing: my long positions.

After Friday’s success with gold, I decided to get cute and buy miners, as well as some oil producers, and even some oil. Almost without exception, every one a loser, and in the end, nothing more than a substantial tax on my marvelous bearish profits.

And in my head I can only think of one song – – shown below – – whose lyrics I have renamed “I’ll never buy a stock again………

I’ve Got a Name

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Back on November 10th, I sang the praises of the Quentin Tarantino movie Django Unchained. (YouTube got wise to whoever had posted the whole film and has since removed it). I’ve seen it a couple more times since I did the post, and I like it more each time. There’s one particular clip that I just adore, which is when Django and his partner Dr. King Schultz head out as bounty-hunting partners. It’s got to be one of the best uses of “recycled” music (in this case,  Jim Croce‘s I’ve Got a Name) that I’ve ever seen in a film. Enjoy:

Can’t Trust That Day

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Monday, Monday, so good to me
Monday morning, it was all I hoped it would be
Oh, Monday morning, Monday morning couldn’t guarantee
That Monday evening, you would still be here with me
Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day
Monday, Monday, sometimes it just turns out that way
Oh, Monday morning, you gave me no warning of what was to be
Oh, Monday, Monday, how could you leave and not take me?
Every other day, every other day
Every other day of the week is fine, yeah
But whenever Monday comes
But whenever Monday comes
You can find me crying all of the time

Some Lyrics to Ponder

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I’m a dog, and I can smell your smell right through your clothes
And I espouse some views that you yourself just might not hold
Sometimes I am given pause to think when
I consider what we could call the good life

When it comes to the city versus the country life
Well, I must say that I far prefer a farmer’s wife
Breakfast with the master in the morning
Feel the breeze and brush against a cow’s leg – mmm!

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