With the markets in flux worldwide, the only choice we have left is to start screaming! (Thanks, Ren and Stimpy.) While we watch our fortunes fluctuate like a jump rope at the double-dutch championship, here’s some suggested listening:
1. “The Moneymaker” by Rilo Kiley
Jenny Lewis is my idea of a rainmaker.
2. “Can’t Buy Me Love” by the Beatles
Still not traded on the stock exchange.
3. “Money (That’s What I Want)” by the Beatles
The flip side to the above.
4. “Moneygrabber” by Fitz and the Tantrums
Greed, for lack of a better term, is not good.
5. “Money Changes Everything” by the Brains
The ultimate track about the double-edged nature of riches. Cindy Lauper does a good take too.
6. “The Wall Street Shuffle” by 10cc
Just move your feet up and down and keep going sideways.
7. “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” by Derek and the Dominos
Something to look forward to when the account hits zero.
8. “Pretty Green” by the Jam
The vending machine is a safe investment and you can always shake it if you have to.
9. “Beg, Steal or Borrow” by Ray Lamontagne
3 alternative revenue streams.
10. “Money” by Pink Floyd
Still ringing up sales over four decades later.
11. “Everything is Turning to Gold” by the Rolling Stones
From a time when it was about 40 dollars an ounce.
12. “For the Love of Money” by the O’Jays
The root of many evils, Philadelphia-soul style.
13. “Rip It Up” by Little Richard
Fun time on payday.
14. “How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live?” by Blind Alfred Reed
A depression era (the other one) song also done by Ry Cooder.
15. “Broke and Hungry” by Junior Wells
A double-dip classic.
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16. “Earn Enough for Us” by XTC
The working week from Andy Partridge point of view.
17. “Money Makes the Monkey Dance” by Nil Lara
Do you think bananas grow on trees?
18. “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits
About what savings accounts return these days.
19. “Just Got Paid” by ZZ Top
From the days before direct deposit.
20. “Bankrobber” by the Clash
Who’s wearing the mask, now?