Monday, December 03, 2007

iTunes Word Search: "Work"

Some iTunes word searches produce thousands of matches ("love"), while others produce few or none ("havarti"). It's a thrill to discover a word that results in an optimal number of matches (and when I say "thrill," I mean, relatively speaking).

I've been thinking a lot about my past jobs lately, and while they may not inspire a set of gripping blog posts they'll at least inspire a word search.

For those about to work, I salute you!
  1. Back to Work (Colleen Brown)
  2. A Clean Break - Let's Work (Talking Heads)
  3. Fit and Working Again (The Fall)
  4. Hole-Workers (The Residents)
  5. My Work is So Behind (The Residents)
  6. There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (Kirsty MacColl)
  7. This Woman's Work (Kate Bush)
  8. Won't You Keep Us Working? (The Residents)
  9. Unrelated Work Tapes (The Infant Cycle)
  10. Work 01 (Front 242)
  11. Working for the Man (PJ Harvey)
  12. Working in a Coal Mine (Devo)
  13. Working with Fire and Steel (China Crisis)
I tried to only stick with songs about actual "labour" (as opposed to other usages of "work," such as "to be operational"). The Residents score an unusual number of entries thanks to their "Mole Trilogy" (about work-struggles between classes). Kate is, of course, LITERALLY singing about labour. China Crisis brings us a borderline definition of work, that is, "to forge."

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