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.
There will be those that say they preferred the earlier stuff… and that The Escape Artist’s later material is too commercial and derivative.
But, then again, there’s always some clown talking shite.
The Man (The Killers)
Some say this video was loosely modelled on Jacob, author of the trail-blazing Early Retirement Extreme blog.
We see a young man living a minimalist lifestyle in a trailer in the USA. He combines a low cost lifestyle with a high income working in a casino (obviously a metaphor for the financial services industry) thereby achieving an incredible 85% savings rate. At this rate, he’ll go from broke to financially independent in just 5 years (see FI-o-meter here).
In between working out and cooking