As overdone as the zombie thing is these days, it’s still totally acceptable in the form of geeky music. Especially when it’s a song dealing with a zombie take over in the office. Because, well, a zombie take over in my office would be a total delight.
“Re: Your Brains” is a staple in the diet of Jonathan Coulton fans–so I’m sure it’s nothing new to many of you. It has all the key features of Coulton’s well-known songs: great music with a catchy tune and hysterical/geeky/just damn-good lyrics and high-quality delivery.
This particular ditty is a musical e-mail from an un-dead co-worker who really just wants to eat your brains. Bob from the office down the hall is totally polite in his message, and–accompanied by great guitar work and a rock-anthemic chorus you can belt out with co-workers–he lays out the memo and the ultimatum “All we want to do is eat your brains. We’re not unreasonable/ No one’s gonna eat your eyes.”
What’s not to love right there? But, it goes further….it’s got all the necessary elements of a typical corporate office e-mail–all the phrases, the cliches, the passive-aggressive comments. That’s actually more horrifying than the idea of having your brains eaten.
Bonus fun for this song: you can listen to the whole thing (and lot more) online for free at Coulton’s website (downloads are a buck), and it’s available under a Creative Commons license (along with all the other songs written by Coulton).