Gartman! The Musical

Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's picture

A comment I made yesterday yielded a response from a reader........


That got me thinking..............and I'm inclined to agree! Just imagine the song list:

Act One
My Girl Courtney
It's Good to See You (It's Good to Be Seen)
The Stopped-Out Blues
Marry Me, Melissa Lee
Long of Love
The Broken Clock Song (Ensemble)

Act Two
Gently, Quietly, Pleasantly
Flip Flop Fever
The King of Commodities
Marry Me, Melissa Lee (reprise)
CNBC For You, For Me
I Love You (In Yen Terms)
Not in My Lifetime


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frankly scarlet's picture

consider this one in the overture...kindly notice the record label    or       (RIP Doug Bennett)

slaughterer's picture

Gartman: the tragedy.  

de Cosmos's picture

???The world is alive With the sound of bullshit...???

blindman's picture

just one moar.
Fly me to the moon- Nat King Cole

blindman's picture

if the truth be told, this is the link she sent.
Shaggy - Boombastic
she knows not what she links.

blindman's picture

gartman theme. Whiteys Lindy Hoppers .. Hellzapoppin. . it has a beat and you can dance to it. my sister told me that very recently.

blindman's picture

Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

Fred Hayek's picture

How would a Gartman musical not either begin or end with this song?

blindman's picture

"What matter who's speaking, someone said, what matter who's speaking."

Monday, October 30, 2006
"The Creation and Maintenance of Public Myths" (Who is Philip Zelikow?)
He was. of course, co-author of a book with 'Condi' Rice; and, five years later, (despite the vehement protests of the bereaved families) executive director of the 9-11 Commission.

But there's more to him than that. Another of his literary collaborators was a former CIA chief, and their article, published in 1998, was just as remarkably prescient as the PNAC team's premonition of a New Pearl Harbor.

- From an article by Mike Whitney, in the Online Journal, Oct 25, 2006:

"Stealing the midterm elections and the power of myth"

[...] In researching the Bush administration’s manipulation of public perceptions, I came across an interesting summary of the State Department’s Philip Zelikow, who was executive director of the 9-11 Commission, that greatest of all charades.

According to Wikipedia:

“Prof. Zelikow’s area of academic expertise is the creation and maintenance of, in his words, ‘public myths’ or ‘public presumptions’ which he defines as ‘beliefs (1) thought to be true (although not necessarily known with certainty) and (2) shared in common within the relevant political community.’ In his academic work and elsewhere he has taken a special interest in what he has called ‘searing’ or ‘molding’ events (that) take on 'transcendent’ importance and therefore retain their power even as the experiencing generation passes from the scene. . . . He has noted that ‘a history’s narrative power is typically linked to how readers relate to the actions of individuals in the history; if readers cannot make the connection to their own lives, then a history may fail to engage them at all.”

(“Thinking about Political History”, Miller Center Report, Winter 1999, pp. 5-7)

Isn’t that the same as saying there is neither history nor truth; that what is really important is the manipulation of epochal events so they serve the interests of society’s managers? Thus, it follows that if the government can create their own “galvanizing events,” then they can write history any way they choose.

If that’s the case, then perhaps the entire war on terror is cut from whole cloth; a garish public relations maneuver devoid of meaning." ..

Squid Viscous's picture

hilarious - get me long of some tickets

ClydeCrashcup's picture

If you really wanted to do this right, you would have an intermission between each song, during which the remaining playlist is reversed.  And everyone changes seats.

Tim Knight from Slope of Hope's picture

The musical goes meta on itself. I like it.

Yen Cross's picture

  Gatrtman>  " The MUSEical"  sponsered by the blowhorn, and Simon Hobbit.

Winston Churchill's picture

Springtime with Hitler vs. Nuclear Winter with Gartman.


Downtoolong's picture


“..could give Hamilton a run for its money.”


Or “The Producers”.


Gartman’s scam is ten times better than the one cooked up by Max Bialystock and Leopold "Leo" Bloom.


Of course, the plots would be reversed. Max and Leo’s planned flop turned out to be a success. Gartman’s  plans for success always turns out to be a flop.


mary mary's picture

5 stars just for the title: "Gartman the Musical".  :0)

ebworthen's picture

lol...yes..."Gently, Quietly, Pleasantly"...when you follow Gartman's advice.

The next morning won't be so good, bring some bromo-seltzer.

blindman's picture

them that exploit the innocent newborns
deserve their place in hell. well done.

tc06rtw's picture

 …  And it wraps up with that rousing showstopper,  What Kind of Fool Am I?

blindman's picture

for the record.
Jumpin Jive - Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

Sir Edge's picture


     You Had Me At... Flip Flop Fever...  LOL!

     Here is your template for HOW to get investors...  and How To Be Short Of Your Own Musical...

     Get as MANY Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, BoA, CreditSuisse, Deutsch Bank, Wells Fargo and FED Executives as possible to invest in this the Hilt!

     Payback is a bitch...   :o)


bonin006's picture

Damn, that's the best version of Nature Boy I ever heard. (not that I care, but is it supposed to have something to do with Gartman?)

As far as Meghan Trainer I will just channel that asshole Mel Gibson and say I have nothing against her in principle, she just doesn't suit me personally.


blindman's picture

this version is my favorite.
Nat king cole, Nature Boy

blindman's picture

here another great nat song that has only tangential relevance
to that gartman guy you speak of.
Nat King Cole sings "When I Fall in Love"

mary mary's picture

Good to listen to an Ella Fitzgerald song where there wasn't such a big orchestra behind her.  Too much.

Loved the Miles Davis cover too.

philipat's picture

I have to assume that Gartman's "Portfolios" are hypothetical and so the "Performance" can be massaged. After paying fees, nobody can make money by consistently reacting to market moves after the event....

Automatic Choke's picture

"All About that Bass"  was covered far better by postmodern jukebox....look up the great youtube video.