In honor of Labor Day—sadly I am not the only Mercury word drone spending his holiday at the office—we present you with this Cass McCombs music video for "The Executioner's Song" that is all about working. What great timing, since McCombs is in town tonight—performing at Mississippi Studios—which means you can watch this clip and then question him on his favorite knot-tying techniques. Sure, the hangman's noose is an old favorite, but I'm more of a highwayman's hitch type of guy.

End Hits: I'd sell my soul to be able to tie a good Turk's head knot.