Thursday, March 25, 2010

Music: I Need A Dollar

Even with the recession, even with the federal government slowly encroaching on the private sector, America is still a place where you can start from nothing and make your dreams come true. Or at least, that's the implicit premise behind "How to Make it in America," a new HBO series about some boys from the neighborhood trying to hustle their way to the top.

I'm not sure if the show is any good, but I like the theme song - a rousing number from soul artist Aloe Blacc. Titled "I Need A Dollar," the swinging trumpets and urban piano rhythm are damn catchy, while the lyrics instantly capture the feel of the Great Recession:

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