FUGAZI – Bed for the Scraping.
For the few non-consecutive months I’ve been employed in my life, I was not a happy person. It’s not a pleasant thing for me to admit that while I might be good at a lot of unprofitable things, most of America values me at about eight bucks an hour. Like most people, it takes a little extra push above and beyond the dangling paycheck at the end of every two weeks to convince me that getting out of bed before three in the afternoon and shlubbing through another day is worth it. Some people like to reward themselves after a day’s work my mixing up a rum and coke or five on the bus ride home. Other folks get a kick out of television, massage parlors, or even, weirdly enough, the gym. For me, it’s songs. There’s nothing like an old standby from my ‘feel good’ playlist to get me through another day of anonymity. The verdict isn’t in on which song I’ll forever associate with the spring of 2010, although “Bodysnatchers” is making a pretty strong case for itself. So instead I’ll leave with with the Chris Lee Official Pick-Me-Up song of 2009. I used to throw this one on before going to work at that restaurant that fired me, and it was the only thing that kept me from shoving the nickels right back up the really cheap customers’ asses. Enjoy.