Category Archives: Music

Entrance music for my every unemployed occasion

I want my own theme song, almost as bad as I want a job. I don’t mean music that plays during the credits before and after each episode of my life. The “Night Court” and “Facts of Life” songs are taken anyway, as is the theme to “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” (number one in the […]

Still gay for the Pet Shop Boys after all these years

My music taste is all over the map. It has been ever since Dad brought home a U2 album way back in 1984, forcing me to realize that everything else I liked sucked. Much of my collection falls in one of the following categories… depressing, suicide-inducing, singer-songwriter stuff droney, feedback-laden guitar rock poppy poppiness with […]

Music for getting nothing done

The day just gets away from me sometimes. I woke up bright and early this morning with a nice long to-do list. I sat down at my computer after a few minutes, skipping breakfast, and got to work. Emails got sent. The site got fixed (I think). Distractions got resolved. And wouldn’t you know it, […]

Jobless and less (arbetslös och mindre) goes international

Sweden has given us so much over the years, but nothing as important as Ikea. The store, for the 12 or so people who live under a wifi-enabled rock, sells stylish furniture and home goods for people on a budget. I don’t know a single person whose home doesn’t include an Ikea product. In fact, […]

Perk-y jobs and the unemployed who love them

I need a job because I need money to pay my bills. I’ve grown attached to food, shelter, Netflix and other necessities of life. Life without access to every DVD known to man is just death by another name. My situation, like most people’s, is pretty straightforward. I’d love to make a lot of money […]

Virgin gone, music industry screwed, unemployed man changed forever (twss)

The record industry trudges on, in a sort of synchronized, death march. Consumers have stopped buying compact discs (or lately anything else), and labels don’t quite know what to do except stay the course and ask themselves, “why doesn’t this work anymore?” CDs had a good run, but sales have declined for much of the […]

Home, home on the couch… where the bad 80s videos play

I usually set up shop for my unemployed day at my desk or the dining room table. Both have benefits and drawbacks. The Ethernet cable comes to my desk, so the internet is about as fast as it can be on a dying computer. But my desk could be declared a federal disaster area, maybe […]

Unemployment music roundup

Major labels and the rest of the music industry are dying, or at least pending multiple organ transplants. But there is just an insane amount of great music out there for those willing to turn off the radio and open up a browser. Another browser, that is, as you should never navigate away from Jobless […]

Music for a crappy day of unemployment

Here are the sounds of my unemployment. Listen to my soundtrack and suffer vicariously through me. Or just read about the music and be entertained. Your choice.

Monday music makes me morose

The hills are alive with the sound of unemployment