login
tue posted: Tue 2018-11-27 11:42:00 tags: n/a
I would probably be blissfully unaware of Kylie Minogue's "Can't Get You Outta My Head" if it wasn't for Kid606's remix ("Smack My Glitch Up"... evidently so closely derivative that Minogue's agency blocks it from Youtube). I think Youtube decided that since I like Kylie's song, I would also like Donna Summer's "I Feel Love", and this was how I learned Debbie Harry of Blondie covered "I Feel Love" in concert.

If I knew more about the art of mashup, I might juxtapose Heart's "Barracuda" with Harvey Danger's "Flagpole Sitta"

* * *

Back in October I had the bank produce a recent transaction history and discovered a mystery "memo" debit that had triggered an overdraft after the decedent's date of death. This was covered by an overdraft line of credit, but the banker was unable to explain the debit that had triggered it, and the help phone he deferred to never got me to an actual human, so I backburnered the issue on the theory that I would get a statement by mail that might explain better. More recently I realized, if I didn't have a paper statement by now then I wasn't going to get one, so I better go pester the humans at the local branch some more. In the meantime, the decedent's name had been removed from the account, leaving the ex-wife. There was a minute of horror as the banker related that Social Security payments were depositing to that account as recently as September... but I figured out the numbers on those transactions matched the decedent's SSN, not the ex-spouse, so no, there was not any SSI fraud or other forensically messy shenanigans going on. We were able to track down the mystery debit to SSI reversing the last post-death payment, so now I can explain the overdraft and close out the line of credit in good conscience.

Picked what meat I could from the turkey carcass and relegated it to trash
Lined up financial planner appt