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Yea….Money. It’s what makes the world go round. Or is that Love that makes the world go around? Well this isn’t going to be a ‘How to make money on the Internet’ type of post. As far as I can tell, not many people are. Except those selling products on how to make money on the Internet through Blogging.

You can tell I’m not making a dime, and probably for good reason. No, this is about the two most classic rock songs about the subject. Mainly Barrett Strong’s version and Pink Floyd’s.  Barrett Strong released his song “Money” way back in 1960. Written by Berry Gordy of  Motown fame. It was a raw and desperate R&B rocker bout a guy who just needs money. The song became a standard, and was covered by The Kingsmen and even The Beatles. Pink Floyd’s version, well, was…… Pink Floyd. Who are having a profound effect on me now 🙂

Here in the United $tates, money is everything. And the people who are making money, are the ones selling information on how to make money to those in Barret Strong’s category. I was up early, and as sure as shit, there were Infomercials on cable, featuring just that. Usually it’s about real estate, and some geek in glasses, telling ya how you too can buy houses for no money, and make millions. I always ask myself, “If they’re making so damn much money, why are they now selling books about it instead of doing it themselves, and just saying ‘screw everyone else’.

So everybody is possessed with the notion, desire, greed, drive, lust to make money. Cause although “The best things in life are free, You can give em to the birds and bees. I need money.” Yep. We need money to achieve happiness. However, “money do get everything, it’s true. But what it do get, I can use. I need money”.

It’s the driving force in America. “Money, get a way; get a good job with good pay and you’re okay.” Simple as that. Why? Because “money, its a gas” We need to “grab that cash with both hands and make a stash”. The downfall is the obsession with money, and the need to protect this asset of happiness. So if you’re talking about MY money. “Get back. I’m alright Jack, keep your hands off of my stack.”

Well both of those songs said it well, and pretty much captured, some of our concepts of money. In case you’re not familiar with Barrett’s version, check it out on U tube ( Couldn’t link it.  Evil record companies).   And, FYI, this whole post was written while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side Off The Moon “ album. You can U-tube that one yourself should you choose.


Comments on: "Money" (13)

  1. Fascinating Article, coincidentally you only need $64,000 disposable income to live like a millionaire. You don’t have to have millions to be able to do that!

    • Why thank you Mr Manifest Money. You are obviously a bunch of spam bullshit. You don’t even have a clue as to what the post was really about. I just approved this so non-bloggers get a little idea of the horse shit that comes our way. DO NOT LINK TO THAT WEB-SITE. But thanks for helping drive home my point. Now phuck off!!!

  2. Hansi,
    The sign of a successful blogger is when he can afford to tell his readers to f** off. I for one would love to know how to live like a millionaire with only $64,000.
    Seriously, I don’t know why you are so down on greed. Greed keeps the economy greased. Greed makes people commit crimes and what would it mean for your long and respected career in law enforcement if everybody obeyed the law. You’w have been out on the street and your kids would have grown up without shoes.
    Greed has been good for Hansi and now you spit in her face. Shame on you.

    • Ralph…you always have a way of putting things in proper perscective, and you’re right about me cashing in on crime. Hey I thought you were supposeed to be in Tahoe. Did you take along a lap-top?? Tryin’ to sneak in a little Internet Evil while on vacation?? RALPH IS NOT SPAM Fell free to go to his blog.

  3. You are so right about the whole money issue. Check out a book called The Happy Economist by Ross Gittins. He is an Australian business writer and his theory is that traditional economic measures are flawed and that more money doesn’t make us happy (but that pursuit of more money is a leading cause of us not being happy).

    Another song that has a lot to say about the subject is You Don’t Have to Cry by Crosby, Stills & Nash.

  4. Hansi, a lot of the people selling information on how to make money have made f… all themselves. They are just snake oil salesmen.

    The pursuit of money is the main cause of unhappiness and frustration in the world today. Of course we all need money but some don’t know when to stop and enjoy what they have got.

    Content, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK

    • Bill I’m with you a100% on the money/happiness equation. To bad too many people are suckered in by these sellers of snake oil. They may have made a lot of money, but that was before the crowd arrived, which is usually too late.

  5. i’ve got an idea to make money, it works, it’s free, harmless to children and the environment .. just send $76.87 to tbaoo.com for the details. the idea is free but the comprehensive range of books and dvds are not .. don’t give me that do goody good bullshit .. 😉

  6. Good job on this. Yes, sad to say, money (and greed) do make the world go round.

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