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MMTed Q&A – Episode 9

Here is Episode 9 in our weekly MMTed Q&A series. In this episode, my special guest is Warren Mosler. We talked about the idea that taxpayers fund government spending and the related nuances. And when your done with that we mourn the loss of the best electric guitarist in history according to my assessment.

MMTed Q&A – Episode 9

This is Episode 9 in the MMTed Q&A series.

This week, my special guest is Warren Mosler, one of the founders of MMT.

We talked about the idea that taxpayers fund government spending and the related nuances.

The video goes for 6:35 minutes.

Note the discussion is mostly via Zoom, which means at time the audio and video quality is less than first-class. But we are learning to live with that constraint.

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The best guitarist ever died last week

Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green died on July 25, 2020 at the age of 73.

Peter Green is my favourite guitar player.

Tone, space and taste – who recorded this after replacing Eric Clapton as the guitar player in John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers.

He played at his top when Fleetwood Mac were a hard-core blues band and before they became famous as a pop group.

The 2003 book – Peter Green: The Authorised Biography – by Martin Celmins (published by Sanctuary Press) is really worth reading. It cuts through all the myths and hype and provides a detailed account of Peter Green’s life and struggles with fame.

This track is from the only album he did with John Mayall.

The whole album from John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – A Hard Road – which was recorded in 1966 is exceptional, but this track – The Supernatural – is one of the best guitar tracks of all time.

Without doubt.

The control he gets on his reverb and sustain is something else.

2:57 minutes of pure tone!

It’s not that we will ‘miss’ Peter Green, in the sense that he hasn’t really played much for decades and we have his brilliant library of offerings available to remind us of the sonic memories that first entered our beings when we heard the Hard Road and then followed through with Fleetwood Mac.

That is enough for today!

(c) Copyright 2020 William Mitchell. All Rights Reserved.

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    This Post Has 2 Comments
    1. When Peter Green started his comeback I saw him at Keswick music festival in the lake district was only a shadow of himself. Which was a real shame.

      I love the way Bill wears 4 different ties and 3 different hair styles during these interviews.

      :)

    2. ….and sometime I will tell you a story about Peter.

      Your advantage as a musician cannot be underestimated. Remember what Plato said. Teach children only music, mathematics and philosophy and let them emerge with understanding. We almost managed it in the sixties – but we were naive and foolish and didn’t;t know how to counter the 1%.

      But there are still beautiful people in the world, who, ‘a la recherche du temps perdue’ can still recall the potential, of the times. Not least as they provided the inspiration.

      Peter was always sublime. Joni is still here, thankfully. Sometime soon, we need to put it all together.

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