Since many watched to see if America went into default this week, this post features songs about money.
I found three songs in the archives with the title "Easy Money." James O'Gwynn's track was selected by Michael Shelly, and could be played to a Martian to define early rock and roll. King Crimson's mellotron bathed improvisation with this title was played on Bill Mac's Zzzzzzero Hour The track is from Larks Tongues In Aspic, which many consider a defining progressive rock album. Below is Crimson playing the song live on a 1973 NBC Midnight Special. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds' "Easy Money" was played during the marathon by Meghan on Underwater Theme Park.
A marathon edition of Bitslap With KBC opened with "It's A Money World" by Wild Man Fischer, followed by money related tracks by Steve Donn, Spinal Tap, and Crazy Mary. An edition of "Shut Up, Wierdo" with Frangry & Andy Cohen was titled "Money Mistakes."
In February, Daniel Blumin' played three tracks: "America" by Traffic Sound, "Silver And Gold" by Califone, and "Broke And Busted" by Chris Forsyth and Shawn Edward Hansen. Listen to how Daniel assembles songs about different topics to create one theme. Maria Lavitsky played "Broke Down And Busted" by Todd Rundgren on Day For Night. On This Is The Modern World, Trouble played "The Great Depression" by The Jam.
Last Monday, the House Of Representatives approved a compromise bill to prevent default. Frank O'Toole titled his show "Dysfunction Junction," and played "Thanks A Millon" by Awol One and Ecid. Liz Berg played "Gold Dime" by Talk Normal.
Now that we've all looked into the financial abyss and did not drop in, we can start counting our dimes for the record fair in October.