Who am I? Who cares? Good questions. It's my site, so I'm going dig in once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series. Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives. Potshots encouraged in the comments.
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more
Well, I wake up in the morning
Fold my hands and pray for rain
I got a head full of ideas
That are drivin' me insane
It's a shame the way she makes me scrub the floor
I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more.
--Bob Dylan/Rage Against The Machine
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I'm drawn to songs with a workforce management connection.
Maggie's Farm? It's that and more, but I have to be honest - it wouldn't have made my list if not for the remake by Rage Against the Machine.
I love the lyrics - focused on working for the man, hating to go to work and having ideas that you want to chase.
There's a little bit of Maggie's Farm reality for all of us, isn't there?
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
No, I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more
Well, he hands you a nickel
He hands you a dime
He asks you with a grin
If you're havin' a good time
Then he fines you every time you slam the door
I ain't gonna work for Maggie's brother no more.
Rage version below (email subscribers click through) with heavy guitar/bass. Enjoy.