You guys are older than I thought! There were some interesting comments yesterday about “big bands.” I enjoyed reading them and was compelled to follow up on a few of them. Here are the next two installments. On other matters, the collapse of the Thomas Cook travel company is amazing to me! I won’t go into the myriad facets of this debacle; it’s all over the Internet, if you’re interested. I actually have very little to add except: back in my traveling days, I would arrive at the Atlanta airport, en route to Europe, and head directly to a Thomas Cook kiosk where I would convert dollars into Francs. Thrusting that exotic and beautiful currency into my wallet, I felt as if I’d already left the country. Of course, this was just before the explosion of the ATM. I suppose that was yet another of the multiple nails in the company’s coffin.