Preface: I’m quite aware what happened with Doha; I’ve been following it every second; but I thought we’d all just take a break from market talk until Monday’s regular open.
It’s obvious that music is a big part of the lives of Slopers, as it is one of the most frequently-shared and discussed items in the comments section. There is no shortage of posts specifically about music, and I thought I’d add another.
When I was in high school and college, a question I’d invariably ask a person I just met was what kind of music they liked. It was, for me, somewhat of a litmus test, just as effective as glancing at the contents of their bookshelves. The worst answer was along the lines of, “I like anything, as long as it’s got a good beat and I can dance to it.” Such an answer assured me I would never want to talk to this person again.
I’ve been meaning to put these up for a while: one of my favorite movies of all time, There Will Be Blood, features music by Jonny Greenwood, the lead guitarist (and erstwhile composer) from Radiohead. Here are two favorites, which I always think of as excellent “working music”. Listen, and you’ll see what I mean. You’ll especially enjoy them if you’re familiar with the film.
No, in spite of the title, this isn’t another pissy post about Hillary.
Many of you are acquainted with Marty, one of the many memes here on Slope of Hope (for those of you who aren’t, he was the creepy ventriloquist sidekick to a chap who is in prison now for contemplating some very bad things).