Category Archives: music

Soul To Squeeze

Was listening to this after years.  It’s still a great song.  I can’t believe that they left it off BloodSugarSexMagik.  Perhaps it shows that sometimes the artist does not know his own work best.


Fear the Boom and Bust

A Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem (by EconStories)

Succinct and entertaining exposition of the great schism in macroeconomics


The Biz behind the Music Biz

The music business (like any business) finds its origins at that muddied intersection of organized crime, hedonism and desperation.

P. Lauterbach’s “The Chitlin’ Circuit and the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll” looks like a particularly interesting read.  An excerpt:

“Though Ferguson accrued capital breaking the law, he was basically a businessman, and a responsible one: “He collected black dollars in underworld trade and gave back to the community at large, carving economic independence out for himself and employing black locals.””

Read more here.