Posts filed under “Music”



When the media recently began its feeding frenzy on the Dow’s “Death Cross,” all I could think was, what a cool name for a rock band. As it was also a mid-summer day and a horrible morning in the markets following China’s currency devaluation (the morning of August 12), I took a shot and started a Twitter hashtag – #wallstbandnames:

Little did I know what would follow – literally thousands of #wallstbandnames Tweets, to the point that it became a “trending” item on Twitter. Finance Twitter rocked.

While I threw in more than my fair share – thanks for pointing that out to me, Mark Dow – there were some gems that deserve recognition.

Of my own (numerous) entries, these two were probably among my favorites:

And there was this, from early in the day:

But enough about me. Herewith some of my favorite #wallstbandnames Tweets among the hundreds I saw that day. I’m beyond ecstatic at how it took off, and hope everyone had some fun on an otherwise fairly stressful day. Sorry if I missed yours, it was literally overwhelming to keep up with the flow.

In no particular order:

Carl Quintanilla goes for an accounting play:

An excellent hedge fund reference:

Drawing the monthly labor report into the mix. Love this:

The Yuan was the big story that day, so this made perfect sense:

A bit surprised this one didn’t come from my friend Sara “FX” Eisen. Very creative:


Category: Humor, Music

John Pizzarelli – Let em In (Live)

When we spoke with John Pizzarelli for MiB, he told the story of Paul McCartney contacting him to suggest an album of the former Beatle’s lesser known songs, the jazz guitarist immediately said yes. Here is the first effort from John Pizzarelli’s new upcoming album, Midnight McCartney (also available in digital download format):        

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend

New Rules

1. You’re a musician, not a recording artist. It’s 2015 and not only have recording revenues declined, the whole world of music has gone topsy-turvy. Yes, there are a few superstars who base their careers on successful recordings, but everybody else is now a player, destined to a life on stage. This ain’t gonna change,…Read More

Category: Music, Rules, Think Tank, Weekend

Subway Symphony

  Hat tip Daily Dot

Category: Music, Travel, Weekend

Greece Crisis, the musical (GREASE PARODY)



Category: Bailouts, Currency, Film, Humor, Music, Video

Apple Music-Day Three

1. It’s about the money. Never lose sight of this. Apple Music will only be a success if ninety days in, a great proportion of those kicking the tires pay to subscribe. And this is doubtful. Because most people are cheap and the only way you can compete with free is to provide a service…Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Think Tank, Weekend

Apple Music-First Impressions

This would be a rave, at least a qualified one, if it weren’t for those pesky interface issues. And if I have them, what about the punter Apple and the industry hope to get on board and pay? The service is much more comprehensible in iTunes. At nearly 4 PM, Apple pushed iTunes 12.2 to…Read More

Category: Music, Technology, Think Tank

Inside Out

We don’t do this anymore in the music business. We don’t have any blockbuster acts reinventing themselves with every project, garnering stellar reviews and great customer word of mouth which ultimately rains coin and makes everybody happy. That’s right. After a detour into sequelmania, which generates cash but leaves everybody unsatisfied, Pixar dropped a blockbuster…Read More

Category: Film, Music, Think Tank

Famous Classical Music Composers Linked to YouTube Videos

Click through to get yourself some culture. Source: Thinglink

Category: Music

“New York’s My Home” by Ray Charles

Man, do I adore the way Ray crushes this song:




Lyrics after the jump

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Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend