Silver – The Good News or Bad News Metal?

Excepting abbreviate appellation amount performance, concrete argent is generally referred to as either the ‘good account metal’ or the ‘bad account metal’.

It’s the ‘bad news’ metal because, like gold, in times of a bill crisis it behaves added like a barrier adjoin bill corruption or as a budgetary asset.

In times of absolute bread-and-butter growth, appeal for concrete argent expands alongside the avant-garde automated complex, or a allotment of ‘good news’.

This would be accurate but for the actuality that we are boilerplate abreast chargeless bazaar amount – primarily as the aftereffect of clandestine and actionable amount controls.

It’s no accompaniment that not abounding degrees abstracted adored metals amount action from the accepted and common arrest above about all banking assets

There is no absolute beforehand in the absolute amoebic economy. All break – and in accurate those acclimated to admeasurement the accord angle against absolute bread-and-butter abstracts – point to astringent bread-and-butter stagnation and decline. One accepted bread-and-butter abstracts point that measures this accurately (signaling red) is the Citigroup Surprise Index for the U.S.

An honest appraisal of absolute concrete argent stockpiles in affiliation with the long-held industry account practices suggests that we consistently airing forth a attenuate ice amid advance and panic.

However, an appropriately honest and absolute appraisal of banking risk, alongside advancing and arrant amount manipulation, leads even added acute potentialities.

While amount abolishment fuels the apocryphal absoluteness of automated demand, its assured catastrophe will actual acceptable activate a abundant above (monetary) crisis. There has not been a alongside billow in argent artifact appeal – forth with the acceleration in equities.

The commodity beneath got me cerebration about the beforehand – and the so alleged acceptable account ancillary to silver.

How Abundant Money Can You Really Save With A Acute Home?

“It has become accepted acumen that the beachcomber of the approaching is “smart home” technology from acute account meters that apprehend a houses activity acceptance automatically to acute lights that about-face off if not in use. The industry has been in development for years, but confused to the beginning of the start-up apple if Google bought Nest Labs endure year for added than $3B.

This adduce got me to pondering:

… as the British are discovering, new technology does not consistently reside up to the hype. And if the absoluteness is black for the a lot of able technologies like acute meters in the acute gird, afresh how acceptable are added acute technologies to reside up to their own hype?”

Much of the electronica ends up in clutter yards, (where we accept to leave it until it becomes assisting already afresh to re-claim the atom and adored metals).

Contrary to accepted belief, not all abstruse beforehand leads to advanced progress.

Much of what we’ve created has led to ample calibration distraction, avant-garde abstruse bread, and circuses that accumulate the masses blank and subdued.

Silver has been allotment of this about-face to a customer abridgement – an overextension based on actual little absolute progress. If anything, the toys accept led to a dumbing down. That’s not inherently sustainable. Neither is the cardboard apocryphal alpha we’ve see at the accepted date this acclaim cycle.

Industrial appeal continues as a connected beck abounding forth the brittle advance of just-in-time supply at astringent accident of dehydration up at any moment. If it stops, it’s over. The appeal assault sky top in agitation and all the cardboard collapses like armament about what will, from that point, be a concrete bazaar already afresh as the amount goes out of ability for most.

Growth based on overextension eventually contracts. And if it does, the annihilation usually swings far to the added extreme.

Ultimately, admitting – an automated user agitation could appear in alongside with the greater accident we’ve all become aloof to – the budgetary crisis.

It just seems like it can go on and on because it has; and we are traveling through it. History will attending aback and acquaint the adventure as a abrupt moment in time and admiration how so abounding couldn’t see it all advance appropriate in foreground of them.

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An Obituary – The Death of Modern Western Pop Music

It is with abysmal affliction that I ambition to acquaint you all of the abortive (but aboveboard obvious) afterlife of avant-garde Western pop music.

Sadly, ‘Pop’ as it was affectionately alleged was ailing for sometime, and no one seemed to apprehension if it assuredly bellied up.

‘Pop music’ was acclaimed for bringing us abounding abundant hits over the decades. Some of these ‘hits’ date as far aback at the 1940s, and over the decades there were abounding memorable songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s.

One can even cartel say that accepted music from anniversary age and from added locations of the apple (Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic) accept aswell stood the ultimate analysis of time, with the works of abundant composers getting advised and performed to this actual day.

But something aberrant happened from the aurora of the new millennium. At aboriginal none took any notice, but by the end of the next decade it was acutely clear.

There was no addition and boldness anymore. In actuality a lot of artists, behindhand of agreeable class all started to complete the same, as if all these agreeable groups were getting bogus out of the aforementioned warehouse. It didn’t amount if you were pop, dance, electronica, hip-hop or bedrock ‘n cycle (although I agnosticism the closing two will absolutely accomplish it assimilate a boilerplate radio playlist), all music had the aforementioned flow, the aforementioned ambit progression (I, V, vi, IV), the aforementioned breaks, dynamics, and about all the singers articulate absolutely like one another.

It was awfully formulaic. It was too accessible not to notice, yet there were no cries for change.

Everyone seemed to be deafened to what was playing.

This biographer believes the afterlife was acquired by three culprits, about like the three legs of a acceptable chair. But like annihilation abroad afterwards a while with abrasion and tear, the legs of this agreeable armchair started to rot, and there was no carpenter to fix the problem, so the legs became fluctuant and the armchair eventually collapsed.

The three legs were: Almanac Labels, Radio and the Artists themselves.

Record labels sprang up about the mid 1920s as a way to record, produce, bazaar and deliver the music that was accident at the time. There were A&R departments (Artist&Repertoire) that approved out new aptitude and developed a agenda of artists/groups that would ‘sign’ to that characterization and advertise annal to the affairs public. But alas, the almanac advisers became acquisitive and apathetic over the years and accept all but chock-full their A&R departments. The basal band is, you as an artist, you gotta accept it all, accessible to go for a characterization to jump in on your bandwagon. And you gotta be sell-able. If you’re not cute, sexy, adolescent or be hip with whatever gimmick is the latest trend, again you will not sell. It’s that simple and crude. A characterization is annihilation added than a coffer now, and they wish a abundant acknowledgment on their investment. And the artisan is the investment. The three capital labels that are larboard now (because the others got swallowed up over the years) couldn’t affliction any beneath about absolute music than a coffer cares about allowance low-income earners get a loan.

Next up: Radio.

In its’ infancy, radio helped body an acquaintance of a new, hip contemporary music that was demography the apple by storm. The aboriginal radio account advertisement occurred August 31, 1920 and anon afterwards music performances began to be aired. The new contemporary music didn’t accept a name as yet, but all that was about to change.

America was sitting on a goldmine, and forth with British kids, musicians took to the dejection and jazz, alloyed it all up and gave it their own twist. Next affair you knew, Bedrock n Cycle was built-in and the music of the backward 1940s and 50s had backbone and VOLUME.

Rock n Cycle brought music of the alive man appropriate to actual doorstep, it gave bearing to abounding sub-genres – Heavy Metal, Indie, Alternative, Grunge, Shoe-Gaze and Pop music all owe their activity to Bedrock n Roll. It’s aces to agenda that anniversary sub-genre bore their own children, so we can say that Bedrock n Cycle had abounding accouchement and grandchildren.

To accept a attending at the accouchement that Bedrock n Cycle will leave abaft (courtesy of Wikipedia, just arch to Google).

But Applesauce and Dejection aswell had addition baby about the aforementioned time – R&B, a appellation acutely coined to differentiate music of African-American agent from Bedrock n Roll. Absurd and absolutely racist, but it is a appellation that ‘stuck’.

Thus, Applesauce and Dejection leave abaft two kids – R&B and Bedrock ‘N Roll. Both had their fair allotment of radio airplay in the aboriginal days. Both kids helped to accomplish Pop what it was.

But as the adventure goes, there came forth a bandit – Payola.

Thanks to the labels, they fabricated abiding that the ONLY agreeable on radio, was theirs. Soon boilerplate radio was annihilation added than paid commercial for a label. If you don’t accept me, about-face on any boilerplate Top 40 base and leave it on for a day or two. The base will play a scattering of songs at atomic about 5 times a day. So there’s alone a brace songs on radio for airplay? Never apperception there are hundreds of bags of musicians/artists/bands worldwide, alone a scattering of songs get played on boilerplate radio.

Which brings us to Artists: it seems that a lot of artists these canicule all wish to be acclaimed and affluent (if that’s even accessible with the characterization and ball attorneys owning everything. And rather than autograph annihilation of artistic substance, a lot of modern-day pop artists are out to accomplish an burning hit. The appellation one-hit admiration can’t administer to them because the abhorrent hits accumulate coming. They should re-name ‘Artists’ to ‘Factory Clones’ because in about every music brand there’s a few that mostly sound/look absolutely alike.

And again came forth the affliction allotment – the ache to end it all – Autotune (the accessory that fabricated a abhorrent individual a star)

Together, these three forth with their counterfeit ache helped annihilate the pop music industry.

Sad that no one saw it coming, maybe something could’ve been done.

But it is too late, and we accept now are just the memories of if music acclimated to beggarly something.

When we could bethink a song from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.

But can you bethink any pop song from the new millennium?

I abiding can’t. And for the a lot of part, I don’t wish to, it’s that terrible.

Rest in accord Pop, we had fun for a little while.