You don’t have to be a far-left ideologue or an admitted conspiracy nut to acknowledge a few things: the September 2008 banking freeze has caused the worst global economic downturn in our lifetimes. Some federal oversight over the complex, often deranged financial derivatives really would have softened our landing. And never again should we have to utter the words “too big to fail.”
Ah yes, one more: those 2008 bonuses — paid demonstrably with TARP funds — were a complete outrage.
We’ve already outed ourselves as financial agnostics, but even so, we can’t resist friend-of-site Francois Peglau in his conclusion, his battle cry, and his playfully revolutionary logic: “Goldman Sachs rules the world.” Damn skippy!
Released on February 5, “Goldman Sachs” is a pretty major departure from Peglau’s songwriting ethic: a glitchy, minimal percussion track and slightly trancy synth bit ride alongside news broadcasts and his remote, mayday vocals. A moment or two of the unmistakable guitar, and we’re back on terra firma for the piercing verse: “It’s time to play our part in the mascarade.”
By our count, that’s six tracks under the working title of Random Singles. Might a full release be coming soon? Read more about Peglau at the links below, and — at page bottom — watch the clip he claims to have inspired the track.