Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Money's Too Tight To Mention"

The Valentine Brothers said it right in 1982 and so it is again.

Jobless growth.  Folks struggling to find work and giving up in Mzansi.

And, "we’re talking ’bout reaganomics", still.

Most folks will remember this line from the Simply Red cover of "Money's too Tight to Mention".  The sad and ironic truth is that the original and better version hardly profited The Valentine Brothers who hail from Columbus, Ohio.

Appropriation? Cultural mining?

"We’re talking ’bout money money. We’re talking ’bout money money ..."

And nothing changes broer.


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