...AND ACCORDING TO THE MAYAN CALENDAR, THE WORLD IS SUPPOSED TO END ON DECEMBER 21st (Although it’s not clear what time of day that will be and whether it will be Greenwich Mean Time or Pacific Standard Time...I guess we’ll find out soon enough)... and economists are predicting the possibility of another recession on top of the present recession...AND THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS...
WHAT IS THE OUTCOME LIKELY TO BE?
MOST LIKELY, WE’LL TAKE A FEW STEPS BACK FROM THE CURRENT FISCAL CLIFF ONLY TO TALK ABOUT EDGING TOWARD THE NEXT FISCAL CLIFF VERY SOON...
...AND MOST LIKELY, THE WORLD WILL NOT END ON DECEMBER 21ST (I guess we shall find out on December 22nd, if there is one?)
...AND ANOTHER RECESSION IS INDEED A POSSIBILITY (if we even got out of the first one)...
AND YET, WE MUST ALL GO ON WITH OUR LIVES DESPITE ALL OF THIS WONDERFUL NEWS.
WILL THERE BE A BRIGHTER TOMORROW?
IS THERE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL?
THE REALITY IS...MAKING MONEY IS ALL INDIVIDUAL...AND ONE PERSON’S FISCAL REALITY IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN ANOTHER PERSON’S FISCAL REALITY...
AND WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT ALL THIS UNCERTAINTY?
ONE THING YOU CAN DO IS AT LEAST YOU CAN LAUGH AT SOME OF IT WITH A SONG ABOUT MONEY CALLED "BIG BUCKS.”
...ANOTHER THING YOU CAN DO IS DUCK AND COVER.
“Big Bucks” is a song about pulling down big money.
You can hear a free clip of “Big Bucks” at www.barrows.com/
The song was co-written in 1998 by Robert Barrows, President of R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations of San Mateo, California, and Gary Warren, of Sacramento, California.
It was originally released in 1999 to radio stations that played rap and hip-hop. “Big Bucks” and another song on the CD called “Run For Office,” a satire on politics, both got some airplay.
So let’s get back to coping with the current economy...How do you start making Big Bucks? How do you get on that Billionaires List? Who and or what do you need to know?
Who’s got the answers?
That’s what some of the song “Big Bucks” is about.
Some of the lyrics in “Big Bucks” go like this... “It don’t take brains, it don’t take brawn, I only hope it don’t take too long.”
Some of the other lyrics to “Big Bucks” are along these lines:
How do they get in those jobs with the big bucks? “How did they get there?” Who, or what did they know?”
Now let’s get back to some basic questions...no matter how old you are...
what do you want to be when you grow up...a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker, a doctor, a lawyer, an indian chief?
How about a Hedge Fund Manager or a top CEO? Or maybe a star athlete? Playing baseball for a living would be a lot of fun, but you’d better be able to hit the ball out of the park or throw a mean curve if you want to make it big in the big leagues... So if you might not be able to make it in professional sports and if you don’t have the talent to become a rock star, you might as well aim to become a top CEO because that’s where the money is.
According to a recent report, with the disparity between top CEO pay and the pay of the average worker, it would take the average worker 3,489 years to make the same amount of money as that of the top CEO. (Just 3,489 years? If you get some bonuses and some overtime, maybe you can get there a little faster?)
Many times, you will also read in a newspaper that some Chief Executive gets a multi-million dollar severance deal just for getting getting fired...and you’ll also read about some other Chief Executives who get gigantic bonuses even after their businesses lose a lot of money. Is that the way it’s supposed to work? That’s the way it works for some people.
And then, if you turn a few pages in, you will see the real economic news...You’ll see headlines like American economy still in doldrums, millions still unemployed...time is running out...while others are getting paid millions....
...So what are the rest of us supposed to do if you can’t play professional sports, if you can’t make it up that corporate ladder, if you can’t bust through that glass ceiling, if you haven’t figured out how to make a million dollars on Wall Street or whatever other street you are on? The best we can do is to try hard to struggle through...
...And one more thing we can do is to vent our frustrations with a Hip-Hop song called “Big Bucks,” a song about pulling down big money.
The song was co-written in 1998 by Robert Barrows of San Mateo, California and Gary Warren, of Sacramento, California. It was originally released in 1999 to stations that played rap and hip-hop. “Big Bucks” and another song on the CD called “Run For Office,” a satire on politics, both got some airplay. "The lyrics to both these songs are timeless and universal, according to Barrows, and they will definitely strike a chord with most anyone."
You can hear a free clip of “Big Bucks” at www.barrows.com/
So, “How do you get in those jobs with the big bucks?”
The song goes on in this vein and then it ends with the lines:
“In the game of money, competition is tough...Keep going for your dreams until you find Big Bucks, Big Bucks.” Followed by... “I need money, Big Bucks, I need money.”
“Don’t we all?” says Barrows, too bad I haven’t figured out the secret to making that kind of dough. Did I miss school that day?”
“Maybe I’ll make my millions if millions of people download these songs?” he adds.
“And maybe someday, somebody will also buy some of my sculpture? Maybe they’ll
buy the patent rights to the video tombstone I invented, and maybe they’ll even publish my book, ‘Cemetery of Lies,’ he continues...and maybe I’ll figure out how to make big bucks, someday, just like the song.”
Barrows is also the inventor of a video tombstone called the Video Enhanced Gravemarker (U.S. Patent #7,089,495) www.barrows.com/
For more information about “Big Bucks,” and to arrange an interview with Robert Barrows, contact Robert Barrows at R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations in San Mateo, California at 650-344-4405, www.barrows.com.