Tag Archives: music

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 21

On the internet, I recently stumbled across another blogger who had taken a list of pop songs and flogged them like a dead horse reviewed them for FI messages. This reminded me of something I heard Andy Hart (of the excellent Maven Money podcast) say: When you steal an idea from me, you’re stealing twice. […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 20

I was chatting to a friend who reads this blog. She told me that she reads every article…except “those stupid music ones”…please could I stop doing those? Being a Nice Guy, I said I’d think about it. So I thought about it…and here we are. Yes, The Escape Artist is back to review more classic songs […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 19

Some people on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 19?? Answer me that. Yes, The Escape Artist is back to review more […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 18

Some on the internet say that The Escape Artist is running out of fresh material. What nonsense! If I was running out of fresh material, then how could I be coming up with original gems such as Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 18?? Answer me that. Yes, The Escape Artist is back once […]

The Beauty of Minimalism

We are buying things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t even know  Josh from The Minimalists At last! I finally got round to watching the film “Minimalism” on Netflix which features Josh and Ryan aka The Minimalists. I loved the film and I’m fascinated by the overlap between […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 16

In the movie Groundhog Day, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is sent reluctantly to cover a story about a weather forecasting groundhog. On waking up the following day, he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again and again and again. He comes to the the realisation that he’s doomed to spend the rest of eternity in […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 15

Never let it be said that The Escape Artist is running out of original material. No, fear not…The Escape Artist is back once again in the guise of a music critic from the NME…armed with earnest prose, tortuous metaphors and psycho-babble to review more classic songs about financial independence. And it’s not just me. They say that imitation is […]

Work Bitch

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And if that’s true, then what’s a slick video with a banging tune and hilarious lyrics worth? Quite a lot, I reckon. There’s an unwritten rule that stuff about money has to be written so blandly that none of the children in the sandpit can possibly get […]

Now That’s What I Call Financial Independence! 14

When you grow up in the ‘hood, you do what it takes to stay alive. And when you grow up in East Anglia you do what it takes not to get bored. So it may or may not surprise you that, back in the day, The Escape Artist was a bit of a naughty schoolboy. […]

Now that’s what I call Financial Independence! 12

According to Wikipedia, a “mantra” is a sacred sound or group of words believed to have spiritual powers when repeated over and over again.  Apparently, the continual repetition of mantras can induce an altered state of consciousness. The earliest mantras were composed by Hindus in India and are at least 3,000 years old. There are ancient […]