Archive for August, 2010

Just back from a long overdue and much needed vacation. In celebration of my return, I thought I would post these YouTube videos on the theme of “Working for a Living”.

“Five O’Clock World” by The Vogues

I love the chain used as a rhythm instrument and the chorus girls in overalls in the background.

“Money (That’s What I Want)” by Barrett Strong

Click on the link and you can listen to the music video on YouTube.

“I’m in a Hurry and Don’t Know Why” by Alabama

If there is one song that captures the relentless pace of modern life, it’s this one.

“Chemical Process Workers Song” by Great Big Sea

I was going to go with “Sixteen Tons”, but opted for this lesser known song at the last minute. The dilemma outlined in the song–knowing that your work is taking a toll on your health, but needing to show up anyway–is one that plays out to a greater or lesser degree in every workplace.


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