HAMILTON LEITHAUSER – ” Don’t Check The Score “

Posted: March 28, 2020 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Hamilton Leithauser

“When I used to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my friend introduced me to ‘day trading,’ which is just compulsive gambling on the stock market,” says Hamilton Leithauser of “Don’t Check the Score” which is his new single from upcoming album The Loves of Your Life. “It can be done from your home (or work) computer. Instead of working, we would gamble all day. It was incredibly fun when you were up, and not as fun when you were down. This was around 2001, so we only had a dial up connection on one shared computer. It took like 45 seconds to login to the website to check your bet (hopefully you’d made like $55 or something). When things looked sour, you’d say ‘don’t login!’ Out of sight, out of mind—sort of. In reality you’d just be biting your nails thinking of nothing else…definitely not working. Anyhow, the title is a metaphor for looking the other way, or avoiding an inconvenient truth. I guess I could have called it ‘Don’t Login’ but I think there’s a lot more nobility in a sports metaphor than a day trading metaphor. Eventually, I stopped trading, because the house always wins.”

Official Audio for “Don’t Check The Score” from Hamilton Leithauser’s album “The Loves of Your Life” out April 10th.

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