Thursday, 15 January 2009
Spinning the Record - Bowie's to Blame ?!
Writing in that fount of financial wisdom, the Daily Mirror, Evan Davis playfully suggests that David Bowie might have kicked off the credit crunch with his celebrated issue of Bowie Bonds - an entertaining but hardly epoch-making example of securitisation.
Evan, it's so much simpler, as I'm sure you know when you're not spinning the record. Certainly, the person responsible for our woes is a washed-up player who had his heyday in the 1970's. Who's ambivalent about his, err, dealings with men and women. Who dyes his hair. Who re-launches himself constantly. Who's under pressure, and a genuine oddity.
And the name is indeed five letters, beginning with B.
Who knows ? What, me ?
I never had control
You're face to face
With the man who sold the gold !
Posted by Nick Drew