Sometime in 2008, I first read of a hedge fund designed to use collector cars as its investment basis. Since that day, I know of at least a half dozen such funds have been created. The combination of professional, Wall Street grade speculators, coupled with the individual speculators that have always dogged the… » 1/28/15 2:49pm Wednesday 2:49pm

At the suggestion of luv4allmusik, I'm posting some of my college radio favorites from that sadly misunderstood decade, the 1980's. Categorized as roots rock or cow-punk in period, Milwaukee's EIEIO cranked out two albums of catchy, meat and potatoes rock n roll. If you enjoy the likes of Nick Lowe, then you'll dig… » 12/21/14 7:30pm 12/21/14 7:30pm

Well, if you go to any of the web sites that track political donations, you'll discover that the owners of auto dealers, and their state and national trade associations, overwhelming prefer donating to the Republican Party by a greater than 9 to 1 margin. The existing state auto franchise laws protect auto dealers,… » 12/17/14 5:20pm 12/17/14 5:20pm

As someone who wondered into their local college radio station in the mid-1980's, there was a lot of GREAT music released in that decade. However, it should be noted that practically none of that music got played on US commercial radio or MTV. » 12/17/14 6:55am 12/17/14 6:55am

I vividly remember reading an account in Field and Stream (I think) of someone who inadvertently built his hunting cabin over a wolverine's den. The hunter returned to his freshly completed and stocked cabin to find a large hole in the cabin's wooden floor, and the place generally trashed. So, in his infinite wisdom,… » 12/05/14 1:36pm 12/05/14 1:36pm