August 27, 2010
Ready for a Break from the Rat Race? Local Music Friday
What's up with Local Music Fridays?
Yes, it's down to the wire, but welcome now to this 63rd edition of Local Music Friday.
Tonight, I'd like to highlight a band that we were lucky enough to play a show with last week. They are called The Shamblers and their music is fast, fun and irreverent.
This song, performed live on WFMU, is mainly about jobs and the different kinds you can have. The definition of "job" is rather liberal, as the (rotating) lyrics frequently include "unemployed," which is less a job and more the lack of a job. But heck, who's counting? Last week, "sous chef" was also included, which I thought was brilliant.
Now, speaking of jobs, sit back and relax. Hopefully the fact that we're an hour away from the weekend means you're off the hook for the next 48 hours. That's right, no "referee" or "piano tuner" for you.
To hear more Shamblers, including a studio version of this song and a really awesome cover of "Copkiller," go here.