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Bourke Accounting bookkeepers and accountants like numbers.  Bourke Accounting professionals also like money.  It is because of these harmonious interests that our experts enjoy coming to work in the morning.  In addition, these mathematically minded individuals are never asked to do anything unethical or demeaning; in short, Bourke Accounting folks are able to support themselves without the humiliation of “selling out.”

Since 2020 has been a rotten year anyway, it wasn’t surprising that LG Electronics made it a little worse.  Last month, LG introduced an ad campaign which features an altered version of singer Old Dirty Bastard’s song, “Baby, I Got Your Money” for their WashTower washer/dryer.  Dementedly happy washing machine users are shown bopping along with a vocalist who continuously insists “I got your laundry.”  As ODB’s original song was not a “G” rated work, the use of this changed song is both laughable and disheartening; in addition, and as a special achievement, ad execs were also able to successfully declaw a bad boy rapper in his grave.

Since ODB is deceased, he can’t be blamed for this tacky travesty.  Instead, we can only rail against insensitive advertising agencies and the money-hungry individuals who control the music rights.  Unfortunately, this is cold and unsatisfying comfort.  Well, at least we don’t have to worry about our living legends peddling their passions like pro lovers on 5th Street…right?

Not right, as a matter of fact.  On Monday, Bob Dylan donned the telltale fishnet stockings and sold himself to the Universal Music Publishing Group.  For an estimated $400 million, Dylan laid back, thought of God and country, and sold his “entire songwriting catalog – over 600 songs spanning six decades” (Vice.com).  Dylan – the only songwriter to win a Nobel Prize for Literature (NobelPrize.org), the bringer of unrest and change, the snappy dresser, the pal of luminaries, the gravelly voiced sage – sold out.

Should we blame him?  While Dylan is worth an estimated $350 million, he also has six kids and two ex-wives (Wikipedia.org).  Also, the virus has wreaked havoc on income and portfolios all over the world; perhaps Dylan just wants to ensure that his family is well provided for.  If that’s the case, he’s not alone: even ultimate hippie David Crosby has announced that he’ll be selling his catalogue as a measure to take care of his family and mortgage after being affected by Corona (APNews.com).  Maybe it’s not selling out, maybe it’s just pragmatic future planning.

Except it’s not.  No, Dylan’s new adventure in betraying his values is simply a base money grab.  Dylan changed lives with his protest songs, now he’s sold his ideals to a heartless corporation; worse, Dylan just sold our shared history.  While Universal now has the ability to decide where Dylan’s songs appear, experts speculate that Universal will avoid making choices that will cause Dylan to publicly object (APNews.com).  Somehow, that doesn’t make it better.

It can be argued that Dylan’s newly commercialized music will introduce new generations to his genius – but it’s highly unlikely that, when “Just Like a Woman” is played during a showcase of feminine hygiene products, the kids will flock to find Bob Dylan.  Some things should be sacred, but Bob doesn’t care about the implications of slinging the sublime from the back of a van.  Poor form, Bob. Truly poor form.

As stated, Bourke Accounting bookkeepers and tax preparers aren’t prepared to sell out.  Bourke Accounting pros don’t cut corners and they don’t break the rules for cash.  Bourke experts are emotionally invested when practicing their arts and they will consistently work their hardest for your benefit.  Anything else would be dishonorable.

Come see us any time.  Our number is 502-451-8773 and don’t forget to visit our website at www.bourkeaccounting.com.  See you soon!

Written by Sue H.