WORK….Music to get you through the daily grind…..Playlist!!!

681696450We start off with a Butthole Surfers song entitled “I Hate My Job!” Raw, uncensored and pissed off punk to kick things off with this mix. We then move into a song from the 1960’s. “Five O’Clock World” by The Vogues. This song always makes me think of the beginning to Drew Carey when they’re dancing around the office. Johnny Paycheck is quite famous for his little ditty called” TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT!” Ah yes…sweet country music on the ears. It starts to sink deep a little into the slavery ballad, “Big Boss Man,” with Jimmy Reed’s offering that really packs a subtle punch. I had to throw a beatles song into the lump. “Hard Day’s Night,” of course! I wish I could just “sleep like a log.” I’m sure we’ve all heard “Working For The Weekend” from pop rock artist Loverboy. It’s a little cheesy but it feels good on the ears on a Friday afternnon though. Work songs that get you through your day man! I’m telling you we need these tunes to help ease the pain. We may not shoot our boss or just suddenly quit. BUT why not fantasize and imagine? At least this mix will soften the blow and it just might put a smile on your face during a boring meeting. Here’s the remainder of my list:

The Lazy Song…Bruno Mars
Maggie’s Farm…Stephen Malkmus
Working in the Coalmine…Lee Dorsey
Heigh Ho…Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Working Class Hero…John Lennon
Chain Gang…Sam Cooke
Bang on the Drum All Day…Todd Rundgren
Rain On The Scarecrow…John Melllencamp
Summertime Blues (listen to the lyrics)…The Who
9 to 5…..Dolly Parton (I just had to)
I Hate My F&*king Job…M.O.T.O.
I Can’t Wait To Get Off Work…Tom Waits
Ike & Tina Turner…Proud MAry
Mercedez Benz…Janis Joplin (Just seemed fitting)
Salt Of The Earth…The Rolling Stones (a perfect close to the mix…IMHO)

Peace out…..C-No


Movie Soundtrack Pick of the Week

694876075So when I saw the movie Ghost World,  I just had to grab a hold of the soundtrack. Truly one of those rare cd’s you buy and never get tired of listening to it. I haven’t stopped playing it for the past few weeks. This is one soundtrack that has awakened me into a whole new world of music, considering I have listened to and know a lot about tons of music. The old blues, ragtime and jazz can be found on here. As soon as I brought this home late at night, turned on “Devil in My Woman” by Skip James, I actually got goosebumps listening to it. Amazing soulful eerie music flowed through my bones. I had never heard this before and yet it moved me like nothing else I had been introduced to in a long time. Its an incredible song. And of course, I’m now searching for more music like this. And basically the whole thing is just perfect from beginning to end. The theme song from Ghost World is a pretty nice composition. Brilliance comes in many forms. This was a nice treat for my ears and still is. As a member of the MTV generation on his quest to find music that trumps the mediocre junk out there today, this soundtrack is a breath of fresh air. It joins the ranks of one of my all-time favorite soundtracks. Watching the movie is also an interesting experience. I would go into more details regarding that but this is a music site. You’ll just have to watch it to find out more. All in all I would say…..Wonderful!