Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

Albany professor Aaron Johnson has a blog with good information about the economy.  Who knew in high school and college that we would all need to better focus on trends, economic indicators and job stimuli.  But hey, learning this stuff is more important than who is leading the NFL in rushing.  Thanks Aaron for taking the time to make academia’s functions practical.  

It’s the economy, stupid; pay attention.



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The tough economic news keeps taking me back to “Hard Times” by Run DMC and “Black Cow” by Steely Dan for some reason. 

I had to put Brand Nubian on this list and TROY (They Reminisce Over You) from Pete Rock and C.L Smooth.  That music had a really message.

Of course, hip hop fans know the “Black Cow” sample from Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz Déjà vu (Uptown Baby). These young folks today don’t realize that James Brown, the Isley Brothers and Parliament provided the actual music behind some classic rap hits. Hip Hop has been around so long that I am starting to hear samples of samples’ samples. “Planet Rock” from 1982 borrows heavily from Kraftwerk’s Trans Europe Express and Numbers.

When those techno and trance D.J.s mix with the classics today, it makes my ears bleed and forces me to “dig in the crates” for some pure vinyl from the old days.

Déjà vu (Uptown Baby)


Trans Europe Express

Tour de France

Looking for the Perfect Beat


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