Thursday, September 18, 2008

1929

13 comments:

john.g. said...

Sorry, but who's that?

PI said...

John: sorry I'll have to look it up on you tube. I wanted to illustrate a piece in tomorrow's post on the Crash of 1929 when that song was all the rage. Before your time dear. I think it was something Miller

R. Sherman said...

My mother was born in October 1929. Not an auspicious beginning, I guess.

Off topic: Please note this Google search.

Cheers.

PI said...

Randall: I'm glad your mum is older than me. Just.
Aren't the Ghurkahs great?

rashbre said...

I wondered if that would be the tune before I clicked it!

I think it was famously also sung by Bing Crosby although maybe it was called 'Buddy can you spare a dime?'

Your guy is a UK TV actor named Lionel Wheeler.

wontletlifedefineme said...

related to the economic crisis of that time? I thought around 1929 the main problem were speculants though... it shouldn't be that bad this time round (I hope).

Crabtree said...

Crack boursier

Attendont la suite !

rashbre said...

...I've left another version over at rashbre central ;-)

PI said...

Rashbre: both Buddy and Brother were used. Thank you for finding the name; i couldn't find the page again.

PI said...

wlldm: yes that's right. It''s really to go with the next post which I'll try to do before I go to bed. If we ever learn from history it should not be so bad this time around

PI said...

Crabtree: voila!

Rashbre: I'll pop over then I really must go to bed:)

savannah said...

now it's a coldplay tune that's singing about the crash of america...xoxo

PI said...

Savannah: I haven't heard that - I'll look out for it:)