Let’s celebrate the reversal! Time for some Devo, the coolest group of all time. This video is from decades ago (since the boys were pretty much the most innovative out there and led the way on music videos) but has probably my favorite moment of any music video, which is the fat guy trying to drink a milkshake while on an “exercise” machine. Also take note of the cameo appearance by Laraine Newman (spraying from the tree), who was Mark’s girlfriend at the time.
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I have written from time to time about the ill-fated musical Capeman (written by Paul Simon). Here is a rare live performance of one of my favorite songs from it:
A favorite song from a favorite group about a favorite topic: Relax with some morning music.
One of my favorite albums of all time is The Juliet Letters (Elvis Costello and the Brodsky Quartet), which is simply ingenious. Here is an especially favorite song from the collection:
Some music to go with our trading today:
In the soundtrack of my life, I’ve had songs from Hamilton occur with increasing frequency. One particular piece, Wait For It, resonates most clearly where I feel I am in my trading life. Specifically:
Death doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners
And the saints
It takes and it takes and it takes
And we keep living anyway
We rise and we fall
And we break
And we make our mistakes
And if there’s a reason I’m still alive
When everyone who loves me has died
I’m willing to wait for it
I am the one thing in life I can control
I am inimitable
I am an original
I’m not falling behind or running late
I’m not standing still
I am lying in wait
As a child of the 80s, I have a great fondness for the music of that era (most particularly around 1982-1987). There was one song, however, I detested, and it was the Mick Jagger/David Bowie “Dancing in the Street”. However, a YouTuber, God bless him, made it actually enjoyable by removing the music. Check out the banality; it’s hilarious…….