Sunday, 25 April 2010

Songs to Ease Your Work Day Journeys

Winston Churchill once apparently said something along the lines of 'If you find a job you love, you'll never work again'. Most people never find a job they love. Even those of us who are striving for that kind of life have to subsist, to go through the motions in order to survive.

Recently, the company I 'subsist' for changed addresses. My daily traipse to work consisted of a five minute train ride. Now it's a quest, not least because one lazy bus makes me late. The round trip used to be about 20 minutes, walking included. Now it's a fingernail under three hours. Despite this, there are a couple of advantages. I get a lot more reading done...and I get to listen to a lot more music.

If you are the kind of person who would rather do most anything than sit for an eternity on a public conveyance with a bunch of other people who also look like they'd rather stab themselves repeatedly in the genitals with a knitting needle than be heading to their day of work, this entry is for you. The songs listed here are designed to make the experience just a little more tolerable, with the sincere hope that you'll walk in the door just a little happier than you were when you left home. I've also included a few 'wind down' songs for the trip home.
(You've come this far...)