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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. 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!
May 03, 2024
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Evil Woman - Jeff Lynne (Acoustic)
Here is a classic, acoustic version of Evil Woman performed by Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy of Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) in 2012. We are remembering, Richard Tandy, the Keyboardist of the band, who passed away on May 1st, 2024. His music added a unique and identifiable sound to the band. You made a fool of me. But them broken dreams have got to end Hey woman, you got the blues Yes you ain't got no one else to use There's an open road that leads nowhere So just make some miles between here and there There's a hole in my head where the rain comes in You took my body and played to win Ha ha woman, it's a crying shame But you ain't got nobody else to blame Evil woman, evil woman Evil woman, evil woman Rolled in from another town Hit some gold too hot to settle down But a fool and his money soon go separate ways And you found that fool lyin' in a daze Ha ha woman, what you gonna do? You destroyed all the virtues that the Lord gave you It's so good that you're feeling pain Yes you better get your face on board the very next train Evil woman, evil woman Evil woman (evil woman), evil woman Evil woman, evil woman Evil woman (you're an evil woman), evil woman Evil woman how you done me wrong But now you're tryin' to wail a different song Ha ha funny how you broke me up You made the wine now you drink the cup I came runnin' every time you cried Thought I saw love smilin' in your eyes Ha ha very nice to know That you ain't got no place well left to go Evil woman, evil woman Evil woman (evil woman), evil woman Evil woman, evil woman (you're an evil woman) Evil woman (such an evil woman) evil woman (you're an evil woman) Evil woman, evil woman (such an evil woman) Artist: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) Songwriters: Jeff Lynne Released: 1975 Album: Face the Music
April 29, 2024
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April Investment Perspectives
Here is your Monday dose of On This Day in History: April 29th Events: • 1429 Joan of Arc arrives at the siege of Orleans • 1769 Scottish engineer James Watt's patent for a steam engine with a separate condenser enrolled (Patent 913) • 1852 1st edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus published in Great Britain • 1872 Jesse James' gang robs a bank of $1,500 in Columbia, Kentucky, killing bank employee Robert A.C. Martin during the crime • 1934 Pittsburgh is last major league city to play a home game on a Sunday • 1945 Conscientious objector Desmond Doss saves 75 wounded soldiers in the Battle of Okinawa at Hacksaw Ridge. Later depicted in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge". • 1967 Aretha Franklin releases her single "Respect" (written by Otis Redding); Billboard Song of the Year, 1967 • 1974 US President Richard Nixon said he will release edited tapes made in the White House • 1986 NFL Draft: Auburn running back Bo Jackson first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers • 1992 Jury acquits Los Angeles Police Department officers on charges of excessive force in the beating of Rodney King; the decision sparks massive riots in the city • 2004 Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production • 2018 Animated series "The Simpsons" surpasses 635-episode count of "Gunsmoke"'; highest number of episodes of any series on TV Birthdays: • 1863 William Randolph Hearst, American newspaper publisher (San Francisco Examiner, Seattle P-I), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1951) • 1899 Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1974) • 1933 Willie Nelson, American country singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "On the Road Again"), born in Abbott, Texas • 1938 Bernie Madoff, American fraudster and financier who committed the largest fraud in US history, born in Queens, New York (d. 2021) • 1951 Dale Earnhardt, American auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001) • 1954 Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian and actor (Seinfeld, Bee Movie), born in Brooklyn, New York • 1958 Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress (Scarface, Batman Returns, Hairspray), born in Santa Ana, California • 1970 Andre Agassi, American tennis player (Olympic gold 1996, 8 Grand Slam titles), born in Las Vegas, Nevada • 1993 Justin Thomas, American golfer (PGA C'ship 2017, 22; Players C'ship 2021), born in Louisville, Kentucky Have a great day, In the latest edition of Investment Perspectives, our Investment Strategy Group discusses what you need to know about economic activity in the Eurozone, declining interest rate volatility, and recent stock market performance.
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