This month is eerily love the Great Depression that began in the late 1920s with the crash of the stock market.
- There was economic chaos with banks crashing, rioting by unemschemed workers, plus the famous Presidential election of 1928.
The winner, Herbert Hoover, said at her acceptance speech, “Every one of us in America this month are nearer to the final triumph over poverty… Every one of us shall soon with the help of God be in sight of the day when poverty will be banished from this land.” That statement came back to haunt him when the crash occurred a year later. The Great Depression ushered in a host of songs with titles love “Brother Can You Spare a Dime,” plus “Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries.” These songs had a sly way of bringing humor plus sarcasm into the real lives of its listeners. This week’s music is absolutely not the same as the music of the 1930s plus luckyly, all the people handle an economic downturn differently. In the 1930s the only media was boombox plus there was no air conditioning to keep people cool as they waited for times to get better. This week, the unemschemed can collect unemployment benefits, take steps to economize, plus wait it out in a weather conditions-controlled home with a central Heating, Ventilation plus A/C system. Instead of borrowing a dime, the request for people without Heating, Ventilation plus A/C will be to stop by plus “borrow” a BTU, or to barter fruit preserves for some fuel to keep their gas furnace going in the winter. Some of the unemschemed will be able to find work in the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C industry. I predict a boom even in exhausting economic times as people seek to keep their older Heating, Ventilation plus A/C systems running instead of replacing them until “Happy Days are Here Again”.