Sunday, July 22, 2012

Songs about work 1: "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

This highly touted young band from Ireland was just hitting it big worldwide in the summer of 1987, when Barrie Ottersbach and the not-yet-Publican were trekking across Europe. We saw U2 perform at the soccer stadium in Cork, a show scheduled between legs of the star-making Joshua Tree tour. A month or so later, I set foot in Sportstime Pizza for the very first time, unaware that by doing so, a quarter-century of my existence (so far) was being plotted.

25 years later, this remains my finest worksong (with apologies to REM). Truly, I believe the best is what's next to come, although there are times when getting there seems like trying to find a street with no name.

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