THIS IS THE SERIES THAT GOT ME IN TROUBLE! My computer is still out there in Lost Staplesland, and I will have more to say about that. Just so you don't forget me, and coming off last night's avoiding a government shutdown BECAUSE of what I considered a Financial Crisis and still do, here is a series I did last year. Some considered it controversial- I never had such angry feedback and never got in so much deep crap. Especially Pt.4, the terrestrial station I am on wouldn't PLAY it! Hell it was, and is, MY opinion, and I stand by it! Here is Part One and Part Two of the series. Let me know if we are still friends by the time we get to Part Eight, lol! Mike
Alright, this Theme has been nagging at me for a long time. And our closeness to April 15th and Tax Day was the trigger. I don't like what I see going on here- we simply cannot keep spending Money like we are in this Financial Crisis that is far from over. And I am tired of certain words like Bailouts, Unsustainable and especially Trillion, (who the hell ever even USED Trillion in conversation before a few years ago?). A Trillion is a Million MILLIONS! There are so many songs about Money, and others that can apply here, I again do not know how long the series will last. It all depends on how the muse strikes me. This is free-form radio! So a musical look at this topic, and I am not doing this Theme entirely all warm and fuzzy, but at times with a definite snarl!
I realize I may make some people uneasy with this series, but I am just expressing my deep concern about our economy. I fear we will go bankrupt! If you are a normal, sane person, you would never balance your home budget and spend the way the government has, and is continuing to do. My own balancing act here is to warn, and at the same time be entertaining with the musical selections. While the Stock Market has always been a gamble- no sure thing, just like in Horse Racing- the game was never rigged, and some of the biggest risk takers have been the biggest winners. But due to the reckless actions of some banks and Wall Streeters, there were people who lost everything. Bernie Madoff anyone? However, I don't need and don't want any more overseeing by some federal agency than is absolutely necessary...in ANY aspect of my life. The Government and Wall Street will be the targets of my music and my scorn this episode. So you are invited to join me in mild protest that may grow as we go along. At least I hope you think the music is good, varied and entertaining. And hey, listening is free and will not be taxed...yet anyway, lol!