Soft Now, Hard Later (May 2007)

Rosie May2007 Deck

Category: Economy, Real Estate, Think Tank

GDP Ex Housing

Category: Data Analysis, Economy, Employment, Real Estate

The Hedonism Index

Category: Economy, Psychology

Amy Winehouse

Yet another talented UK vocalist taking her cues from the past, but with a modern twist: Amy Winehouse. Winehouse’s 2nd album, Back to Black, freshens up the classic soul albums with original songs done in the style of the 1950/60′s girl groups.

New Yorker Magazine got it just right — “a fierce English performer whose voice combines the smoky depths of a jazz chanteuse with the heated passion of a soul singer.” I hate when people compare a new performer with the greats, but you can say that stylistically, she falls between Billie Holiday and Ronnie Spector.

This is the fourth musician we’ve spotlighted, who have gone retro — delving into an older genre and freshening it up (Bitter:Sweet, James Hunter and Joss Stone were the first three). Except for Bitter:Sweet, they all seem to hail from England.

There’s a good interview here and 4 videos of acoustic versions of her songs after the jump (I cannot link to AOL’s DL as its a terribly annoying site)

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Category: Digital Media, Music

CNBC Discussion On Grantham’s Bubble Thesis

Category: Investing, Markets, Media, Psychology

CNBC Appearance: Bubbles Everywhere ?!

Category: Economy, Investing, Markets, Media, Psychology

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Category: Earnings, Economy, Employment, Markets

End of April Linkest (Part II)

Category: Weblogs

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Category: Weblogs

Which is Performing Better, the Dow or the S&P500 ?

Category: Data Analysis, Index/ETFs, Investing, Markets