28 June 2006

My song blog

I know several of you are really into music and this will seem perhaps silly, but it's my turn to blog about music.

Dar and I like to think up song compilation ideas. We had one going for itineration for a while with lots of road songs and travel songs. We never actually go create the proposed compilation but we have fun making the list and thinking of it. The aforementioned one helped pass many hours in the car on our way to some church.

Recently I had the idea that you could do a work compilation. Now depending on your perspective of work, your song choices might not be as, shall we say, dark as mine. This grew out of a day when I was being micromanaged and I felt like my value as an experienced professional was, ah, not on the radar. The first song on the list occurred to me at this point. Then Dar and I started batting around songs that occurred to us in other work settings or circumstances.

I know all you song aficionados surely can come up with some work related songs either in theme or in lyrics. Is there a cd to create for frustrated workers everywhere? I'm wondering what Golden would come up with in light of the recent training challenges and the soon coming hiatus. What are your additions to the list?


I'm alright, don't nobody worry 'bout me...Kenny Loggins

That's the way you want it... Journey

Dirty Deeds done dirt cheap...AC/DC

Dirty Laundry...Don Henley

Dust in the Wind...Kansas

Working Man...RUSH

Live and Let Live...Bon Jovi (Not sure about this one, what do you think?)

12 comments:

  1. "Dust in the Wind...Kansas"

    This speaks to me :)

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  2. Live and Let Live...Bon Jovi

    Isn't that Paul McCartney? James Bond.

    With iTunes you could make your dream come true.

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  3. I've thought about doing an itunes version when I have these ideas. I am probably wrong about the artist on that one...I didn't look it up and I don't keep track. Though there is a later version of it after McCartney or whoever did it in the 70s.

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  4. Well, maybe it is Bon Jovi. It seems like something I can see them doing.

    There is a parody song out right now called "my cubicle" based on the James Blunt song ?"beautiful"?
    I'll email it to you. It is a perfect office song.

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  5. I am liking the compilation titles!
    I would write a new song called, "Tell your doctor you have an easier job than most, so you can still work while having contractions."

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  6. Forest I gotta hear that - my cubicle. I laughed thinking about it when I heard beautiful today.

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  7. check your email.

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  8. I really thought all you song people would have a lot more moody work songs to add to the list! Though I love Cubicle that's a good addition.

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  9. Back when I was looking for work a few years ago my theme song that I played frequently was Lit's Over My Head.

    "I'm in over my head..."

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  10. remember that we discoverd that I don't listen to music to fuel a particular emotion. Maybe, that is why I don't have any I hate working songs.

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  11. Okay...how about Krafty by New Order:

    Some people get up at the break of day
    Gotta go to work before it gets too late
    Sitting in a car and driving down the road
    It ain't the way it has to be

    But that's what you do to earn your daily wage
    That's the kind of world that we live in today
    Isn't where you wanna be
    And isn't what you wanna be

    *chorus*

    Give me one more day (one more day)
    Give me another night (just another night)
    I need a second chance (second chance)
    This time I'll get it right (This time I'll get it right)

    I'll say one last time (one last time)
    I've got to let you know (I've got to let you know)
    I've got to change your mind (I've got to change your mind)
    I'll never let you go (I'll never let you go)

    You've got to look at life the way it oughta be
    Looking at the stars from underneath the tree
    There's a world inside and a world out there
    With that tv you just don't care

    They've got violence, wars and killing too
    All shrunk down in a two-foot tube
    But out there the world is a beautiful place
    With mountains, lakes and the human race
    This is where I wanna be
    And this is what I wanna do

    Give me one more day (one more day)
    Give me another night (just another night)
    I need a second chance (second chance)
    This time I'll get it right (This time I'll get it right)

    I'll say one last time (one last time)
    I've got to let you know (I've got to let you know)
    I've got to change your mind (I've got to change your mind)
    I'll never let you go (I'll never let you go)

    Just give me one more chance (one more chance)
    Give me another night (just another night)
    With just one more day (one more day)
    You know I'll get it right (You know I'll get it right)

    I'll say one last time (one last time)
    I've got to let you know (I've got to let you know)
    If I could change your mind (If I could change your mind)
    I'll never let you go (I'll never let you go)

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  12. This is a good one, Forrest. I never said they have to be I HATE work songs. Just work songs. Kerry found another one...Steely Dan - I'm a fool to do your dirty work. An old mellow song.

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