With Tom Petty now gone (R.I.P.), the Traveling Wilburys are shrinking quickly, with both George and Roy already departed. Here’s a favorite of mine:
The above is one of my favorite songs from The Traveling Wilburys, a supergroup in which Petty was a part. Tom Petty’s line – – “Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring – maybe a diamond ring” has special meaning for me, because after I got engaged, my fiance and I were driving along, and I played this song, squeezing her hand when Petty sang that line.
For some reason I’ve been obsessed with this video, perhaps because I moved to California in 1979 and understand the feelings of thinking youth lasts forever. Give it a listen.
What a great day! I have 73 short positions – – Seventy. Three – – almost every one of them nicely in the green. My portfolio was up 5% on the day, and the Trump/Kim battle is only in its earliest stages. How exciting! I’m going to go practice the guitar a bit to toughen up my once-tender fingers and share another song with you – – this one a white bread version, but very well-done.
Well, it’s a beautiful day, isn’t it? I am holding a butcher knife, crimson with blood, and the bodies of equity bulls are strewn about me. Make every day for the next 8 years just like today, and I’ll call it even.
Since I have absolutely no buying power left, I’m just having fun. Hamilton has definitely renewed my interest in music – – so much so that I’ve taken up the guitar again (hence the callouses on my fingertips, to match my heart). Enjoy:
In the late 80s, one of the coolest (and, in spite of a shaved head, loveliest) singers was Sinead O’Connor. It’s terribly sad to see how her mental illness has tormented her (as shown most recently by this video). Here’s a link back to happier times, showing her amazing talent: