Black Friday

This is a partial repeat of last year’s Black Friday post. I’ve changed the featured image and added another version of Black Friday. It’s a song Becker and Fagen wrote about Jay Gould’s attempt to corner the gold market on Friday September 24, 1869.

We begin with Steely Dan.

Here’s an instrumental from guitarist Larry Carlton and a big band. Carlton played on several Steely Dan albums.

The Black Friday of history led to the Panic of 1869. They used to call depressions panics. I guess they stopped doing so to prevent panic. Depression is inevitable.

I’ve never been one to mock people for their Black Friday shopping exploits. All I’ve got to say is this:

That’s it for this week. Raise your glass and toast surviving Thanksgiving. It’s what Bogie, Betty, and Frank would want. Never argue with them.