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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Writer's Life 6/6 - Misinterpretation

I went trolling in search of something interesting for the blog and found a collection of the most misinterpreted songs at Here are three of the ten, edited by yours truly: In the summer of 1969, Bryan Adams was 10 years old. That should snuff out any notion that the smash hit single has anything to do with learning guitar, playing in a band, and falling in love. The upbeat nostalgia wasn't inspired by the actual year, but rather a fondness for a certain sexual position (LOL). According to Adams, the rest of the lyrics were mostly filler. The song was about “making love in the summertime.” I wouldn't be surprised if Adams is pulling the public's collective leg... Freddie Mercury was quoted as saying the words to Bohemian Rhapsody were “random rhyming nonsense” written to fit the music. I'd always interpreted it as a satire of opera... Dave Mathews' Crash into Me is a love song - written from the perspective of a peeping tom, the narrator at one point literally standing outside a woman’s window watching her. Matthews has jokingly stated it was written as an alternative to getting arrested... View the entire list here:

Alphabet (GOOGL), parent company of Google, has become the tenth stock to exceed $1000 per share. Amazon (AMZN) also broke the barrier recently. Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) is by far the champ, valued at $250,000 per share at the close of trading yesterday. What do the ten have in common besides success? Only Google has ever split its shares, and it did so only once.

Here's a troubling quote from the Fast Takes column in today's NY Post: "... not enough police to watch the reported '23,000 jihadist extremists living in Britain.'" 23,000!?

The scaffold built around my book nook came in handy today, keeping out the mist that fell about an hour into the floating shop's session. My thanks to Ira, who bought a Bette Davis bio, to the woman who purchased a Nora Roberts thriller, and to the gentleman who overpaid for a huge tome in Russian. Of course, the main topic of discussion was the weather. June 6th - and the temperature did not reach 60 degrees. Gimme a break.
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