Right before he died from lymphatic cancer, Joey Ramone recorded this ode to CNBC’s New York Stock Exchange floor reporter, Maria Bartiromo.
1. He never really did seem like a business report kind of guy. One of the funnest things I’ve ever seen was Joey Ramone and his mother on some daytime talk show with a bunch of Heavy Metallers and their moms. It was something like “Wild, Crazy Rockers and the mothers that love them.” Most of the women weren’t that familiar with their sons’ work, but Joey’s mom, God bless her heart, proudly starting singing “Lobotomy”. My point is I never really saw the guy who sang I Want to be Sedated tuning in to CNBC.
2. The guy is about to die. Does he really care what the stock market is doing? Can Joey Ramone really own stock? The mind just boggles.
I’m guessing Joey was just channel surfing when he caught Maria in some hot skirt and he decided to watch for a while. Maybe after a couple of days he treated the whole thing like incoming sports scores. Nevertheless, every time the world starts making a bit of sense to me, I think about Joey Ramone tuning in to live broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange and pretty soon all bets are off.
What’s happening on Wall Street
What’s happening at the stock exchange
I want to know
What’s happening on Squawk Box
What’s happening with my stocks
I want to know
I watch you on the TV every single day
Those eyes make everything OK
I watch her every day
I watch her every night
She’s really out of sight