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Tax Dodging Monkeys.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:06 pm
by Garth Cartwright
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicb ... ce-liberty

A droll piece on the latest revelation of super rich musicians who don't like paying tax. None quite as outrageous as Jimmy Carr tho' the fact that the Arctic Monkeys pretend to be "lads of the people" obviously adds a certain sour irony to such. On the occasions that I've listened to the Arctic Monkeys i've heard just another leaden indie rock band - anyone like their stuff? I can't think of an indie band I've liked since Radiohead's early days (and they were always way beyond indie). God, indie rock really is dull and tuneless. And to think it's the ruling rock sound. No wonder the kids are more interested in phones than music these days. Anyway, it is amazing that those who earn a fortune in their early 20s either complain about paying tax - ole misery guts George Harrison, members of Led Zep and the Stones - or pay accountants huge amounts to put their fortunes with that of arms dealers and hedge funders.

Re: Tax Dodging Monkeys.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:27 pm
by AndyM
There were a few good tracks on the first Arctic M album, but the formula has worn very thin since then.

Re: Tax Dodging Monkeys.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:32 pm
by Jamie Renton
AndyM wrote:There were a few good tracks on the first Arctic M album


There were, but nothing as good as this cover by Baby Charles: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA-33KEETlU

Re: Tax Dodging Monkeys.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:37 pm
by will vine
Presumably, like any tradesmen, they employ an accountant to take whatever advantage they can in order to maximise their income. They are rich and they will play the games set up by the rich. Only the poor disenfranchised people on PAYE now pay their full dues.

You have to assume that no amount of money makes you feel secure enough. I have never had a single day worrying about where my next meal was coming from. I've always had a safe and comfortable place to lay my head at night and, at this moment, I have never had so much money in the bank, and my mortgage is paid off. Do I feel secure ? Not remotely. How much is enough?

Re: Tax Dodging Monkeys.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:32 pm
by Adam Blake
will vine wrote:How much is enough?



Hah! The central question of the age.