For your amusement while knitting on this lazy Sunday, I’d like to share a podcast interview that Bloomberg did recently with Hubbo. Sometimes I find it hard to explain exactly how it is that a guy like Jon has a dual personality as mild-mannered investment guy by day, in off hours a twang-heavy singer named Merle Hazard, specializing in songs about financial topics. This podcast is the first time I’ve heard Batman and Bruce Wayne in the same room. It’s also a pretty great exploration of the creative process of songwriting.
How Merle Hazard Became the Most Important Country Singer in Economics. (Scroll down for the SoundCloud player.)
Here’s his new song, which was featured on the PBS NewsHour. It brings together some of Nashville’s great actors, wicked musicians (including banjo wizard Alison Brown), and at least one adorable clogging bass fiddle player. The amount of love in the room for the old TV show Hee Haw cannot be overstated.
In Other News
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