THE BASIS POINT

Friday Funk: Cash Moves Everything Around Me

Friday Funk is about getting your cool back for the weekend, and tonight’s 108th installment will deliver. But before we cue the music, let’s look at a headline that’s been rattling in my head: Believe In Capitalism? Then Don’t Work On Weekends. This excerpt explains the point:

Don’t work for free to get “exposure.” Sure, volunteer for causes you believe in -— it’s a great way to build out a network -— but don’t work for a for-profit company without getting paid.

The system we’re in is capitalism, and the whole point is to exchange your labor for capital. If you work for free, you devalue yourself.

I disagree. This advice is based on corporate servitude in today’s work era that’s actually based on protecting one’s ends. You gotta get money and be a good soldier while also constantly lining up (free and paid) options and opportunities in case shit goes bad — or you change your mind. That’s the good and bad reality of capitalism. Or as Wu Tang gospel says:

Cash rules everything around me
C.R.E.A.M., get the money
Dollar dollar bill, y’all

So tonight’s Friday Funk installment is from Brooklyn funk instrumentalists El Michels Affair, whose 2009 album Enter The 37th Chamber is a tribute to Wu Tang’s debut album Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers). And with that I give you their instrumental of C.R.E.A.M. to ensure you get your cool back this weekend [click image to play].

CREAM by El Michels Affair - Friday Funk Installment 108 - The Basis Point

If you need more, here’s the whole album on youtube.

My post Nights, Weekends & 3 Phases Of Success might also help your weekend angst, and remember: anyone you admire most in work or life is getting shit done 25/8.

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