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Any Asshole with a Guitar and a Camera: Labor Day Edition by jason

The American version of Labor day is coming on Monday, so what better way to prepare for it than to celebrate with songs about work?

See, I knew you couldn’t think of a better way.

(Thanks to Adele for this topic.)

First off, here are Jordan and John, AKA the Song Buskers, AKA two members of the Gorgeous Hussies, with their cover of Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend.” It looks like it’s frickin’ cold out there, guys!

Next, here’s a band called Wanapp playing Donna Summer’s “She Works Hard For the Money” in the beer tent at some ethnic festival. Regrettably, there are a lot of crowd shots in which people are doing all the things people in beer tents at ethnic festivals do. Oh well. These guys have an accordion, so it’s all good.

Harriet Smith pretty much nails Dolly Darton’s “9 to 5” here. I really don’t have anything else to say about that. Go to her YouTube page and check her out.

And finally, here’s Syd Fletcher covering one of my favorite celebrations/admonishments of the working class. Right from the beginning, he’s in it to win it.

OK. So far, I’ve heard from exactly zero of you regarding this:


Do you play an instrument? Sing? Do anything musical? Or maybe you know a friend who does. Well, film yourself, put it on YouTube, enable embedding, and e-mail us the link! When we get enough (like, I’m thinking 4), we’ll do a To Eleven Fan Any Asshole! Hell, I (that is, jason)will post one of myself in this post, too, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing yourself!

Our e-mail is Put TO ELEVEN ASSHOLE in the subject line, and get recording!

Since I haven’t gotten any word from anyone yet on this, if you send something, it’s pretty much guaranteed to go up. I also want to add that if any of our readers are professional musicians who want to get the word out about your talents, this might be a way to do so!


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