Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Okay, so I was surprised by a "play group" at our house that began at 4pm... normally I get some warning, today, none.

So, basically, I would love to write about what a crazy day it was in the market, but I have lots of pizza boxes to compact and juice spills to clean. Also, I have to coax my cats out of the basement and let them know the toddlers are gone... for now.

They always come back.

So I'm busy and exhausted. Sorry, but no daily post tonight. Cleaning up and then bedtime.

Virtual Office, $2910. Dow, -79.26, 13968.05.

Momojuicing, $2113 on 11,000 shares traded.
Me, $711 on 32,400 shares traded.
OBAT, $505 on 12,000 shares traded.
Bubs, $341 on 5400 shares traded.
Akalawoo, $114 on 4 contracts traded.
Denarii, vacation.
Tapeworm, computer "fucked."
Evolution, -$874 on 51,000 shares traded.

Well, damn there were some ridiculous moves in the market today... CHNR? I mean, what the fuck? LDK? Holy shit!

And while the market was alternately exploding higher or imploding upon itself, I was hanging out on a misty beach, hoping my 400 shares of RDN would go up a half point... interesting how you can miss a big day like that.

Anyway, volume was pathetic once again. As bearish as I was a month ago, I feel bullish now. I mean, just watch price and volume. Volume goes up on up days and down on down days... that's bullish.

We traded a measly 1,246,748,000 shares today.

No word from Misstrade which is not normal... I'm guessing he either made a bajillion dollars or was torpedoed by CHNR and has jumped out a window... time will tell.

UPDATE: Misstrade is still with us. He made $16,413 on 17,100 shares traded.

Missed Some Huge Moves

I had a choppy morning and started to give away profits, so I slipped out in the middle of the day. When I got back at 2:30, I realized my mistake... there were some gigantic moves.

I hope you, out there in internet land, caught some of them.

2 New Radiohead Songs, "Nude" And "Reckoner"

Ha, "Nude" in the title caught your interest, eh? Damn perverts.

Anyway, here are two live versions of new tracks from the upcoming Radiohead album.

Drive XV

Stereogum has followed up on the success of their tribute to the Radiohead album OK Computer by releasing a tribute to the 15th anniversary of REM's "Automatic For The People."

Man, I can't believe it's been 15 years!

you should see the drive xv player here if you have flash

My favorite covers are "Try Not To Breathe," "Sweetness Follows," "Ignoreland," "Star Me Kitten," and "Man On The Moon." The worst cover, and I mean, and I think it's embarrassingly bad, is the Meat Puppets cover of Everybody Hurts. Maybe it's just because if I have to listen to that song one more time I'll cut my ears off and send them to Michael Stipe... but it was like they weren't even trying.

Pretty much after REM released "Automatic For The People" I stopped following them, but that album is great.

Enjoy the covers. You can stream them on the player above, or visit Stereogum and download them for free.