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June 14, 2024
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Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
#FridayTunes Wishing all our beloved Dads, Grandpas and Father Figures a wonderful Father's Day this Sunday. Dance With My Father Back when, I was a child Before life removed All the innocence My father, would lift me up And dance with My mother And me and then, uh Spin me around Til I fell asleep Then up the stairs He would carry me And I knew for sure I was loved If I could get Another chance Another walk Another dance with him I'd play a song That would never Ever end How I'd love, love, love To dance with My father again Ooooh When I my mother Would disagree To get my way I would run From, her to him He'd make me laugh Just to comfort me Then finally Make me do Just what my, mama said Later that when I was asleep He left a dollar Under my sheet Never, dreamed That he Would be Gone from me If I could steal One final glance One final step One final Dance with him I'd play a song That would Never, ever end How I'd, love, love, love To dance with My father, again Sometimes, I'd listen Outside her door And I'd here How mama Would cry for him I'd pray for her Even more than me I'd, pray for her Even more than me Ooooh, ooh Ooh, ooooh I know I'm praying For much, to much But could You send back The only man She loved I know you don't Do it usually But dear Lord She's dyin To dance With my father Again Every night I fall asleep And this is all I ever dream Artist: Luther Vandross Songwriters: Richard Marx, Luther Vandross. Released: May 31, 2003 Album: Dance With My Father
June 03, 2024
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Cash Balance Plans: An Overview
#OnThisDayInHistory Here is your latest Monday dose of On This Day in History: June 3rd Events: • 1539 Spanish conquistador Hernando De Soto claims Florida for Spain • 1781 Jack Jouett rides to warn Thomas Jefferson of British attack • 1784 US army officially established by Congress of the Confederation • 1861 1st American Civil War land battle: Union forces defeat the Confederacy at Philippi in modern-day West Virginia • 1864 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of the US Civil War at the Battle of Cold Harbor • 1888 Baseball poem "Casey at the Bat" 1st published by the San Francisco Examiner • 1929 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light) • 1946 1st bikini bathing suit displayed in Paris • 1949 1st African American to graduate from US Naval Academy (Wesley Anthony Brown) • 1961 American President JFK & Soviet Premier Khrushchev meet in Vienna • 1967 Aretha Franklin's cover of the Otis Redding song "Respect" reaches #1 • 1976 Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" goes gold • 1977 Island Records releases "Exodus", the ninth studio album by Bob Marley & the Wailers; featuring the hits, 'Jamming', 'Waiting In Vain', 'Three Little Birds' and 'One Love', it is named the best album of the century by Time Magazine in 1999 • 1985 "Larry King Live" debuts on CNN, airing each weeknight through December, 2010 • 1989 Beginning of the Tiananmen Square Massacre as Chinese troops open fire on pro-democracy supporters in Beijing • 2017 Rock climber Alex Honnold makes first-ever free solo climb of El Capitan, Yosemite National Park (depicted in "Free Solo" Academy Award winning Best Documentary 2018) • 2021 NASA administrator Bill Nelson announces two new missions to study ‘Lost Habitable’ world of Venus in 2028 and 2030 Birthdays: • 1726 James Hutton, Scottish geologist and father of modern geology, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1797) • 1808 Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America (1861-65), born in Fairview, Kentucky (d. 1889) • 1904 Charles R. Drew, American physician and surgeon who pioneered blood plasma research and developed the blood bank concept, born in Washington, D. C. (d. 1950) • 1925 Tony Curtis, American actor (The Defiant Ones; Some Like It Hot; Spartacus), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010) • 1926 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl, The Fall of America) and 1960s counterculture icon, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997) • 1929 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017) • 1931 Raul Castro, Cuban revolutionary, politician (First Secretary 2011-21) and brother of Fidel Castro, born in Biran, Holguin, Cuba • 1947 Mickey Finn, British rock percussionist (T. Rex), born in Thornton Heath, Surrey, England (d. 2003) • 1965 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts • 1967 Anderson Cooper, American reporter and TV presenter (CNN), born in New York City • 1986 Rafael Nadal, Spanish tennis player (Record 22 Grand Slam singles titles - 14 x French Open), born in Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain Should your business consider offering a cash balance retirement plan? In this one pager, learn about the potential for accelerated retirement savings and significant tax benefits.
May 31, 2024
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Earth, Wind & Fire - September (Official HD Video)
FridayTunes # Back to 1978 with some R&B, Funk by Earth, Wind and Fire--one of the best-selling bands of all time. Enjoy the weekend. "SEPTEMBER" Do you remember the twenty-first night of September? Love was changing the minds of pretender, while chasing the clouds away Our hearts were ringing in the key that our souls were singing As we danced in the night, remember how the stars stole the night away Hey, hey, hey, ba-de-ya, say do you remember? Ba-de-ya, dancing in September Ba-de-ya, never was a cloudy day Ba-du-du, ba-du-du, ba-du-du, ba-du-du Ba-du-du, ba-du-du, ba-du-du, ba-du-du Ba-du-du, ba-du-du, ba-do-da My thoughts are with you, holding hands with your heart to see you Only blue talk and love, remember how we knew love was here to stay Now, December found the love we shared in September Only blue talk and love, remember true love we share today Hey, hey, hey, ba-de-ya, say do you remember? Ba-de-ya, dancing in September Ba-de-ya, never was a cloudy day There was a, ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), say do you remember? Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), dancing in September Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), golden dreams were shiny days The bell was ringing, ha-ha, our souls were singing Do you remember never a cloudy day? Yow There was a, ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), say do you remember? Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), dancing in September Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), never was a cloudy day And was a, ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), say do you remember? Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), dancing in September Ba-de-ya (de-ya, de-ya), golden dreams were shiny days Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Ba-de-ya, de-ya, de-ya, de-ya Song Writers: Allee Willis, Maurice White, Al Mckay. Relaeased: 1978 Album: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
May 24, 2024
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If You're Reading This by Tim McGraw Military Tribute
FridayTunes# Memorial Day marks the official kick-off to summer for many, but it is also a day to honor the men and women of the U.S. armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice. In light of this, here is a song by Tim McGraw which pays tribute to the fallen soldiers who fearlessly fought for our Country-the United States of America. "If You're Reading This" If you're reading this, my Momma's sitting there Looks like I only got a one-way ticket over here Sure wish I could give you one more kiss And war was just a game we played when we were kids I'm laying down my gun I'm hanging up my boots I'm up here with God and we're both watching over you So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul Is where my Mamma always prayed That it would go And if you're reading this I'm already home If you're reading this Half-way around the world I won't be there To see the birth of our little girl I hope she looks like you I hope she fights like me Stands up for the innocent and the weak I'm laying down my gun I'm hanging up my boots Tell dad I don't regret that I followed in his shoes So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul Is where my Mamma always prayed That it would go And if you're reading this I'm already home If you're reading this There's going to come a day When you'll move on And find someone else And that's OK Just remember this I'm in a better place Where soldiers live in peace And angels sing amazing grace So lay me down In that open field out on the edge of town And know my soul Is where my Mamma always prayed That it would go If you're reading this If you're reading this I'm already home Artist: Tim McGraw Released: 2007 Format: Single .
May 20, 2024
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May Investment Perspectives
#OnThisDayinHistory Here is another Monday dose of On This Day in History – May 20th Events: • 1310 Shoes were made for both right & left feet • 1609 William Shakespeare's Sonnets are first published in London, perhaps illicitly, by publisher Thomas Thorpe • 1736 Royal Approval is given by King George II to construct the original Westminster Bridge across the River Thames in London • 1862 US President Abraham Lincoln signs into law the Homestead Act to provide cheap land for the settlement of the American West (80 million acres by 1900) • 1873 Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis patent the first blue jeans with copper rivets • 1922 Babe Ruth and Bob Meusel, previously suspended by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis, return to the NY Yankees lineup and go hitless • 1927 At 7:40 AM, Charles Lindbergh takes off from New York to cross the Atlantic for Paris, aboard Spirit of St Louis in the 1st solo nonstop transatlantic flight • 1932 Amelia Earhart leaves Newfoundland on her journey to become the 1st woman to fly solo and nonstop across the Atlantic • 1969 US troop capture Hill 937/Hamburger Hill in Vietnam • 1978 US launches Pioneer Venus 1; produces 1st global radar map of Venus • 1983 "Every Breath You Take" single released by The Police (Billboard Song of the Year, 1983) • 1985 Dow Jones industrial avg closes above 1,300 for 1st time (Now - 40,003) • 1990 Hubble Space Telescope sends its 1st photographs from space • 1993 274th & final "Cheers" episode airs on NBC • 2015 David Letterman hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time, ending 33 years in late night television • 2020 WHO reports most new cases in a single day - 106,000 worldwide of COVID-19 Birthdays: • 1818 William Fargo, American expressman (founder of Wells Fargo and American Express Co), born in Pompey, New York (d. 1881) • 1908 James Stewart, American actor (The Philadelphia Story; It's a Wonderful Life; Mr Smith Goes to Washington; Vertigo), born in Indiana, Pennsylvania (d. 1997) • 1913 Bill Hewlett, American engineer and businessman (co-founder Hewlett-Packard), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan (d. 2001) • 1944 Joe Cocker, English rock vocalist ("With A Little Help From My Friends"; "Cry Me A River"; "You Are So Beautiful"), born in Sheffield, England (d. 2014) • 1948 Dave Thomas, St Catherines Ontario, comedian (SCTV, Grace Under Fire) • 1958 Ronald Prescot Reagan Jr, LA, TV host (Ron Reagon Show) and son of Ronald and Nancy Reagon • 1972 Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City • 2011 Doug the Pug, American internet celebrity dog, born in Ohio Have a great day, In the latest edition of Investment Perspectives, our Investment Strategy Group discusses optimism for European markets, the importance of real yields in the fixed income market, and market expectations for the months ahead.
May 17, 2024
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The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga - Sweet Sounds Of Heaven (Live At Racket NYC)
#FridayTunes Celebrating their current Hackney Diamonds Tour, here is the Rolling Stones with their newest hit, Sweet Sounds of Heaven, performed with Lady Gaga. I hear the sweet, sweet sounds of Heaven Fallin' down, fallin' down to this earth I hear the sweet, sweetest sounds of Heaven Driftin' down, driftin' down to this earth Bless the Father, bless the Son, hear the sound of the drums As it echoes through the valley, it bursts, yeah Let no woman or child go hungry tonight Please protect us from the pain and the hurt, yeah I smell the sweet scents (sweet) Sweet scents of Heaven (Heaven) Tumblin' down (tumblin' down) Tumblin' down to the earth (oh) I hear the sweet sounds (sweet sounds) The sweet sounds (ooh, the sweet sounds of children) of children And they're praisin' (praisin') The land of their birth (No) no, I'm not going to hell In some dusty motel And I'm not, not goin' down In the dirt (yes, yes, yes) I'm gonna laugh (I'm gonna laugh) I'm gonna cry (I'm gonna cry) Eat the bread, drink the wine 'Cause I'm finally, finally quenchin' my thirst, yeah You can't have a light without a little shadow, yeah Always need a target for your bow and arrow I want to be drenched in the rain Of your heavenly love, oh, yeah, c'mon Let the music (let the music) play loud (play loud) Let it burst (let it burst) through the clouds (through the clouds) And we all feel the heat Of the sun, yeah Yeah, let us sing Let us shout (let us shout) Let us all stand up proud (all stand up proud) Let the old still believe that they're young, yeah Sweet, sweet sound Sounds so sweet (oh, so sweet) Sounds so sweet (so sweet) (Heaven, Heaven) Down, falling down (falling down) to this earth (I hear the sweet sounds of Heaven) Play me somethin', Stevie I smell the sweet, sweet scents of Heaven Comin' down (comin' down), comin' down (comin' down) To the earth (from the earth) (Oh yeah) oh yeah (Oh yeah) oh yeah (Oh yeah) oh yea-yeah (Yes, c'mon) Ooh (c'mon) C'mon, ooh (c'mon) Come, ooh-ooh-ooh (yeah, yeah) Hear the Gods laughing from above (Of Heaven) Fallin' down, fallin' down (To this earth) oh, oh, oh, oh Let me lay down and sleep Your, your Heaven (Heaven) Ooh, ooh, ooh
May 10, 2024
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The Lumineers - Ho Hey
#FridayTunes The Lumineers are an American alternative folk band based in Denver, Colorado, but the founding members, Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites,(drums, percussion, piano) are Jersey boys. Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in Ramsey, New Jersey, in 2005. "Ho Hey" was the band's first hit in 2012. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJN-rzytlYI Intro] Ho! Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho! [Verse 1] I've been tryin' to do it right (Hey!) I've been livin' a lonely life (Ho!) I've been sleepin' here instead (Hey!) I've been sleepin' in my bed (Ho!) Sleepin' in my bed (Hey! Ho! Ho!) [Verse 2] So show me family (Hey!) All the blood that I would bleed (Ho!) I don't know where I belong (Hey!) I don't know where I went wrong (Ho!) But I can write a song (Hey!) [Chorus] (One, two, three) I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweetheart I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweet— [Post-Chorus] Ho! Hey! (Come on, now) Ho! He-hey! (Woo) Ho! [Verse 3] I don't think you're right for him (Hey!) Look at what it might have been if you (Ho!) Took a bus to China Town (Hey!) I'd be standin' on Canal (Ho!) And Bowery (Hey! Ho!) She'd be standin' next to me (Hey!) [Chorus] (One, two, three) I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweetheart I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweetheart [Bridge] Love, we need it now Let's hope for some 'Cause oh, we're bleedin' out [Chorus] I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweetheart I belong with you, you belong with me You're my sweet— [Outro] Ho! Hey! Ho! (Last one) Hey!
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