He Hasn’t Been in Our Shoes, But He Can Croon the Downsized Blues

By James Bates, Los Angeles Times

In a sense, ex-banker Nick Binkley is still in the CD business.

Instead of working for a place that sells certificates of deposits, he’s out hustling to get his self-financed compact disc, “Pin Stripe Brain,” in record store bins and on radio stations across the country.

Once one of the nation’s top bank executives, Binkley has become something of a troubadour for the middle-age, downsized generation. It’s no doubt one of the stranger career shifts in an era when white-collar workers have been regularly moving into new fields, not always by their own choice.

With his folk rock album, Binkley bemoans the corporate life he lived for about three decades as a corporate banker.
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