If you are so inclined, Labor Day weekend is preferably celebrated with equal parts barbecue, beer and the beach. Since I’m an honest-to-goodness Southerner and a recovering jock, I might add football into that delectable mix.
But Labor Day isn’t all about fun in the sun and the symbolic end of the summer. In fact, the holiday’s origins have nothing to do with fun if my old history teachers and wikipedia weren’t just shitting me.
So rather than encouraging people to sit this one out, we here at PostBourgie have offered up some songs about putting in serious work. Because, like it or not, in our newly socialist wasteland, we’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.
Consider it a labor of love:
1. Margaret vs. Pauline by Neko Case (Shani-o)
2. Labor by Aesop Rock (Jamelle)
3. Everybody’s Working for the Weekend by Loverboy (Quadmoniker)
4. Thought at Work by The Legendary Roots Crew (G.D.)
5. Spaceship by Kanye West (Universeexpanding)
6. Takin’ Care of Business by Bachman Turner Overdrive (Quadmoniker)
7. Workin’ Day and Night by Michael Jackson (Blackink)
8. At Home He’s a Tourist by Gang of Four (Jamelle)
9. Workinonit by J. Dilla (G.D.)
10. Workin’ for the Man by Roy Orbison (Shani-o)
And here’s a bonus song for the long holiday weekend: Work to Do by The Isley Brothers.