02 Aug 2011

Bob “Diamond” Murphy

karaoke, Shameless Self-Promotion 14 Comments

[UPDATE: I swapped in a video from a better angle and that included my opening joke.]

What a way to cap off Mises U last week… Seriously, this band–Fly By Radio–is awesome. Here’s their official promo. The lead singer and guitar are Austro-libertarians and were at Mises U all week. They saw me on Monday doing karaoke, one thing led to another…and here ya go:

If you’re curious, I’d say there were easily 500 people in the crowd, only about 200 of whom were Mises groupies. I was getting fist-bumps from Auburn students who had no clue why I said, “Let’s hear it for Ben Bernanke!” when I first took the stage (before the above clip begins).

(Note: I’m tagging this post “karaoke” but we have now entered uncharted waters for this humble economist.)

14 Responses to “Bob “Diamond” Murphy”

  1. Daniel Kuehn says:

    Awesome 🙂

  2. von Pepe says:

    I like when the lead singer said “that just made my night”

    Robert Freakin Murphy

  3. Kaleb says:

    You know our movement is making progress when Bob Murphy becomes a rockstar!

  4. Luke says:

    haha, you were great Robert Freakin Murphy

  5. Sam says:

    Wow, can’t go back to Lonnie’s after that!

    • Lori says:

      Can’t help but sing along … loudly!

      Great post!

  6. Marek K Nowak says:

    Bob, don’t quit your day job! 😉

    • bobmurphy says:

      Marek, I know, what a catastrophe! I’ve never been booed off stage like that when talking about economics. I’m lucky that crowd let me escape with my life.

  7. Jim O'Connor says:

    Thought your “Market for Security” session was great. I’ve heard you speak on this topic before and think you’re doing a great job of refining your material and delivery.

  8. K Sralla says:


    Work on those high notes. A couple were well… slightly flat.

    Your mid-range is in tip top shape though.

  9. Beefcake the Mighty says:

    I’m pretty sure they’ll never be as good as GWAR!

  10. Chris P says:

    this redefines ‘rockstar’ economist.

  11. Isaac "Izzy" Marmolejo says:

    what an awesome night that was! it sucked that it was also our last night there