As you may have heard, former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason is putting out a seven-track album of "motivational business music" called Hardly Workin'. It's set to drop on July 2nd, and the album cover and track listing were just released.
We now have word that somebody has already beat him to the punch in the new sub-genre of Andrew Mason motivational music. Chicago native and AV Club freelancer Sam Zelitch has released an album titleld Hardly Working, inspired by Mason's musical endeavor.
Why? I'm still not sure, but here's what Zelitch had to say in an email to WebProNews:
"As soon as the former CEO of Groupon announced his plan to to release an album, I started working on an album of my own, anticipating what it would sound like. For inspiration, I turned to the letter he wrote after being rejected from Groupon, as well as the work of Nick Cave, Bruce Springsteen, the Insane Clown Posse, and the Battletoads soundtrack. It tells the story of Mason's ejection from Groupon and the life I imagine he's led since then."
"As an artist and performer based in Chicago, where the name 'Mason' is a force to be reckoned with, I'm proud to say that I reckoned with it. I dropped his album before he did, and it took me less time and fewer resources. Ha ha ha!"
You can check out Zelitch's album via BandCamp:
Zelitch recently received some coverage from Spin, for the fifty-nine songs he wrote about Patton Oswalt.