PaRTY LiKe iT'S 1929 (PRiNTS)

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(1999, The Artist Formerly Known as ...The Artist Formerly Known as Prince)

The Artist Formerly Known as Prints 

(The Artist Known as WilliamBanzai7 December 31, 2008)


I was dreamin' when I wrote this

Forgive me if it goes astray

But when I woke up this mornin'

Coulda sworn it was Wall Street judgment day

The S&P was purple and the Bloomberg screen was gray,

There was busted Bankstas runnin' everywhere

Tryin' to run from the destruction,

U know I didn't even care


say say

Dow headed down to zero

Wall Street POMO party over, oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


I was dreamin' when I wrote this

So sue me if I go to fast

But trading life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last

QE profits all around us, my trader mind says prepare for flight

So if we gotta die lets go and hang Bernanke tonight...


say say

Dow headed down to zero--

Wall Street POMO party over, oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


Lemme tell ya somethin'

If U didn't come to party,

don't bother knockin' on the money Printer's door

It's burning a hole in his pocket,

and baby he's ready to roll some more

Yeah, everybody's got an unhedged bomb,

we could all die any day

But before we let that happen,

We'll dance our Keynsian lives away


Oh, they say say Wall Street POMO party over,

oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929


say say DOW headed down to zero party over,

oops out of time

So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1929

we gonna, oww 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929

Dont ya wanna go 1929


Party Like It's 1929!


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old naughty's picture

Classic, WB7.  These should be in the history books for new generations.

Wakanda's picture

Prince --> Prints --> Pints --> Punt?

2011 - game over ben

Much thanks WB for a visually imaginative 2010.  You made me laugh and wonder more than thrice.

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back...

velobabe's picture

Be one with the wind.

tail wind is most welcomed, though.

williambanzai7's picture

Tnx Wakanda...always liked that salutation ;-)

velobabe's picture

speech less, but smiling a lot. when is it going to end, babe?

williambanzai7's picture

It never ends...HPNY VeloBabe ;-)

Aristarchan's picture

Willie, thanks for all the work in 2010....I know you are probably down in Wanchai with a half-dozen bar girls massaging your guitar and sharpening your sword on the edge of a granite bar while you sip Cristal and eat Fugu Sashimi.....but I just wanted to toss you a friendly HAI! and selfishly hope you work your digital pencils to the bone in 2011. Happy year of the rabbit.

williambanzai7's picture

You know my terrain Aristarchan...HPNY to you and see you soon ;-)

Fast Twitch's picture

Pure Dope! Happy New Year ZHr's!

Aristarchan's picture

"He's still got that red-hot magic." Like Prince does for me....Bargainschnoff Ben makes grown men want to jump out of windows. 1929 Bitchez......

DaddyO's picture

Print's latest hit "Little Red Core Debts"

Captain Queeg's picture

This just in, he has changed his name to " $ ".

williambanzai7's picture

Happy New Year All ;-)

Party like it's 1929!

Aristarchan's picture

Hey, are well into the new year...tell us how its going?

Julia's picture

Happy New Year, my dear. Thanks for the light!

williambanzai7's picture

HPNY to you too Julia ;-)

LongSoupLine's picture

outstanding!  Happy New Year All!

David99's picture

China is increasing interest rates by 0.25 basis points and Bank CRR by 0.50 in January 2011 before Chinese New Year

VeloSpade's picture

Well Done, now we just need a good spoof band to cover with those lyrics.

Julia's picture

Why don't you, Kathy, and Velo become the new Supremes? You all can decide who is Ms. Ross.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


I think Kathy and Velo need to decide who she is first. :>)

velobabe's picture

well said. i have no fucking idea who she or i are. but who cares.

best 2 U.

velobabe's picture

OH, wait, i am the fairy godmother†

velobabe's picture

NO wait, Brichta ban = spells of woman

broomsticks = poles

i am a witch, maybe coggy.

if they floated, guilty

she is a witch!

how do you apply to a mucous membrane, a vagina, with a finger or a broom stick, bingo†

where is cougar, he has it right, Diamond and Fortran, old and new witch.

subqtaneous's picture

Funny shit!!

Happy NYr's, WBZ

RoRoTrader's picture

Dwenis Ryan is an ASSHOLE. happy fucking new year you irish prick.

kaiserhoff's picture

As I recall, the formal name of the Artiste was "the little poof-fairy formerly known as Prince."  :)

tamboo's picture

is he going door to door as a jehovah's witness yet?

done with them all's picture

 WB7 You Have out done yourself yet again.

 Looking fwd to next year


Sockeye's picture

Well done! Love it.

adissidentishere's picture

Ya know, this is undoubtedly one of your best not only for the usual scathing wit, but also because it is prescient.

Violetta's picture
Violetta (not verified) Dec 31, 2010 3:54 PM

Banzai that Rolling Stone cover is a gas!!!  LOL!!

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I think I'm falling in love with Prints. I can feel a yearning churning deep down in my belly. It hurts so good.

Oh.......wait a minute. Maybe it was some bad sushi I ate for lunch.

Julia's picture

Maybe it was a bad mellon camp in the tummy.

Come on baby make it hurt so good!

Julia's picture

Thank you, ol' wicked one with words. Happy New Year!

MayIMommaDogFace2theBananaPatch's picture

@#$% yeah!  That might be Bill's funniest pun yet.

Yits and the Yimrum's picture


Dance away the heartache Z-Fools; "Prints" is in the House!