October 2008 Archives
SOME people have been trying to send comments to this posting and not managing to get them through. Apologies, but it isn't my fault. The publishing platform malfuctioned for a couple of days, that's all. Everything is back to normal now - love, Steve.
SO I went into La Narrowboat, a splendid bar in Liscard (Wallasey town centre), the other night for a couple of late bevvies.
Me and Posh Boots perched on high stools amid all the fairy lights and candles as we relaxed over a couple of large reds.
The Communards, Curiosity Killed the Cat and other eighties tracks played merrily away on the sound system as we chatted.
Eventually I needed to make a phone call, so to get some quiet I went with my mobile into the bar's back passage, near the bogs...
I've resurrected my old SAM BRADY of the ORACLE column as a blog. Check it out ...
THE world's in a fair old pickle and no mistake.
All the greatest minds have had their say on the financial crisis, the global panic and pervasive feeling that we're about to enter a new Dark Age. Including me!
The money markets might be settling down - or they might not. It's too early to tell, but the world's economy is certainly sliding into recession and maybe depression.
Part of me, actually, thinks it's good that the economy's collapsing - because we are all surely fed up with buying too much junk.
IT WILL be a long time before this financial crisis is over.
And the Western world will have changed in a fundamental way before any sort of stability can return.
The hysteria in the markets and financial service industries has been mirrored by politicians attempting quick fixes by state intervention and making policy up as they go along.
Now, as we all know, the West organises itself on the basis of property ownership, a money economy and mass consumer addiction, so ...