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  1. Good topic. My wife thinks people who collect things are extremely smart, etc, etc. Last night we saw the movie Wall Street. There was a line in the movie about collectors being insecure and obsessive compulsive. I went to an art show recently. One of the featured artists took pictures reflecting peoples obsessions with collecting (and the negative toll it took on their well being). One photo showed a pile of fortune cookies on one side of a table. On the other side of the table was a pile of the actual fortunes.
  2. Well said. Not only am I'm convinced that Lennon was a musician in is own league, but I think the world would be a different and better place had he not been murdered. I'm interested in learning more about his life during the mid to late 50's and very early 60's, so I'm looking forward to seeing the movie Nowhere Boy.
  3. The Rising by Bruce Springsteen. Damn that's a good song.
  4. Yeah, my boys are pounding your ass today. Go Jets, Go Yanks, time for another World Series ring.
  5. She is playing at Jammin' Java in Vienna, VA on 10/10/10. This is from the email I received........ This show will be seated on a first come, first served basis. "Foul Deeds seemed like a good album title, because this record definitely has its share of dark themes... divorce, debauchery, disillusionment and despair," Pegi Young says of her second album and first for Vapor Records. "But I'm not trying to be a bummer. I'm just trying to tell some stories and make music that I can get behind." Foul Deeds, which Young co-produced, overflows with the same richly evocative songcraft that
  6. I have a couple of extra free iTunes download codes for Plant's single. If you'd like one, send me a PM. I only have a couple. USA only.
  7. I was poking around Tower Records.com for a Sabbath collection. Here is part of the Tower description about the band... "Known worldwide as the embodiment of heavy metal, England's Black Sabbath enveloped the 1970s in a dense fog of apocalyptic imagery, monolithic guitar riffs, and horror-movie lyrics."
  8. This is a free download available at Starbucks this week. It's only available in the US. Not all Starbucks carry the cards.
  9. I would never tell anybody in a chat room to invest in a specific stock, bond, etc. Accountants in America are notorious for having carryforward capital loses on their tax returns. My computer experience is more supporting corporate applications via software that is used for running a big business. I don't work in PC support. The computer profession is highly specialized. I've tried telling that to my father-in-law, but he still expects me to fix all of his idiotic PC problems. (Which I can do, but it's not my specialty.)
  10. My opinion would be to stay away from it, UNLESS you have "play money" that would not make a difference to your financial situation if you were to lose all of it. I'm a long term investor who uses an asset allocation model. A simple explanation...The act of buying and selling stocks utilizing a very short holding period.
  11. Gold is an extremely volatile investment. Unless you already have substantial assets in stocks, bonds and cash AND follow an asset allocation model, I would stay away from gold. Precious metals should take up no more than 5% of your total investment portfolio.
  12. I couldn't have said it better.
  13. I have been successful in three different professions, accounting, real estate and computers.
  14. Sorry to say, but divorce issues you need to speak to an attorney.
  15. I'd like to start a website or newspaper column offering financial advice. Ask me your questions and I'll provide you with practical, common sense answers for free.
  16. You have me on your ignore list? Jesus Crackers!! I would never put ANYBODY on my ignore list.
  17. This past Saturday I saw The Fab Faux at Radio City Music Hall. Special guest appearance by The Quarrymen. I hope I don't have to tell anybody who The Quarrymen were. Happy Birthday John
  18. Glad I postponed buying Lennon's solo material. Until now that is.......
  19. You have waaaaaay too much time on your hands.
  20. This Masquerade is a Leon Russell song. George covered a brilliant song.
  21. Not really. Joel has had dozens of identities here. I've only had one.
  22. Looks like the two lovebirds are at it again. Bringing my name up for no apparent reason.
  23. This is something my buddy pulled off back in the early 80's. My buddy used to cash his weekly pay-check at his bank's drive-up teller lane. There was a cute teller who used to cash his check every week. She paid him no mind. One night, my buddy was in the local rock/disco club. Across the way, he observed the cute teller. At a certain point she started really getting into a particular song. Let's call the song Billy Idol's "Dancing with Myself". She didn't notice my buddy in the club. Couple of weeks later my buddy is approaching the teller at the drive-up lane and guess what song co
  24. Doesn't seem to be much interest in Ray's music here, but now that I've had a chance to digest the new collection of songs, I thought I would offer the following. The guy has really unique, soulful voice. For that alone, he is worth checking out. Since I enjoy pedal steel, lap steel and a lot of acoustic type instrumentation, Ray has assembled a stellar band. To my ears, the weak link of this release are some of the lyrics. At times a bit too simple. Ray also uses various cliches in his lyric writing that becomes downright irritating. Things like "while the cat's away" just don't cut i
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