So, back to music I listen to when I work... I'm a big fan of Jonathan Coulton. He's a little hard to describe. He used to be a software designer. As a result, his witty lyrics often dwell on esoteric subjects like - well, writing code and Mandelbrot sets. He also did very, um, unusual covers of songs like "Baby Got Back" (turned into a ballad - it has to be heard to be believed) and "We are the Champions". If you like They Might Be Giants, you'll probably want to give him a listen. The above YouTube video is a fan tribute of "Code Monkey", one of his more popular singles. There are several tributes of this song floating around YouTube, but I'm insanely fond of this version - which is just of a college student in flannel pjs in her dorm room, but her interpretation of the lyrics is great. If you like this single, check out his website, where you can listen to many of his songs on-line. I recommend "Re Your Brains" and "Chiron Beta Prime". Also, if you are a parent, you need to listen to "Stroller Town."
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ps. If you'd like to see any other tribute versions of Code Monkey, here's a fun one based on an anime - seems peculiarly appropriate, given the subject matter of the song.