Friday, June 9, 2006

Hedge Fund Rock Group Singing Blues About Blue Chips

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A group of hedge fund managers are showing it’s possible to sing the blues even when you’ve got plenty of green.

They’re called the Subscribers and they perform rock tunes like “Wall Street Blues” to blue bloods concerned about blue chip stocks.

Guitarist Brad Cole says the group wants to show that “you don’t have to be poor to have the blues” and points out there are plenty of upper-crust types who feel just as “dejected and isolated” as sharecroppers.

Their message is getting through. The band recently recorded an album in the blues mecca of Clarksdale, Mississippi, and managed to impress an audience more familiar with bluesman Big Bill Broonzy than Bill Gates.

Even better: The Subscribers start an “unofficial” world tour in Chicago on June 19 that will take them to Europe, Asia and Connecticut.

But even though The Subscribers’ stock is rising in the music world, the band members are hedging their bets by keeping their day jobs as well.

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