Saturday, May 06, 2006

This is Why I Buy Blank CDs by the Bushel
I've been having a tough time maintaining motivation for exercising lately. So it's obviously time for a new workout cd. Here's what I came up with and it's pretty great, actually, if I do say so myself:
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Electioneering - Radiohead
Holland, 1945 - Neutral Milk Hotel
Wave of Mutilation - Pixies
Love is a Stranger - the Eurythmics
the Sporting Life - the Decemberists
Yaar Mara Tu - Bally Sagoo
Two-timing Touch and Broken Bones - the Hives
Fit But You Know It - the Streets
Slippery People - Talking Heads
Friday I'm in Love - the Cure
the Art of Carrying On - Novillero
a New Name for Everything - the Weakerthans
Guns of Brixton - the Clash
Act of the Apostle - Belle and Sebastian
Idioteque - Radiohead
Lawyers, Guns and Money - Warren Zevon
Falling Through Your Clothes - New Pornographers
Sort of a Protest Song - Matthew Good Band
Escarpment Blues - Sarah Harmer
And It Stoned Me - Van Morrison
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Love is a Stranger is a great song - it's got a rhythm that really puts you into a runner's trance. But on the other hand, those grunts that David Stewart lets out kind of makes me wish I had put it further down the playlist because it would have lent itself very well to bench presses.
I always think that the Hives are singing "you've got me touching broken bones". ewwwww
Is it just me, or would Lawyers, Guns and Money make a really good pole-dancing song? I mean, it's not a sexy song or anything, but something about the rhythm makes me envision a pole dancer. Wait, a minute, maybe that's line-dancing I was thinking of.

13 comments:

John Mutford said...

Great taste in music you got there. The Streets' song rocks, and "And It Stoned Me" is a perfect cool down song.

Barbara said...

What no Hawkley Workman singing Striptease? Or is that on an old workout CD?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I didn't realise you were a Streets fan, John. Hmmm, the Streets and poetry - you are an enigma.
I do feel pretty peaceful after And It Stoned Me.

Hoho Barbara W, you have me figured out. Striptease is on an old workout cd, which still gets used quite a bit.

michelle said...

Wait, Striptease is an old workout album? Which still gets used quite a bit?

I'll never tell Jerry...

kelly said...

ok now i have to download all of those songs that i don't know...

Stephanie said...

my favorite workout song is Avalanche, because i kind of zone out and then its like oh 8 minutes is over already, awesome
but i agree. electioneering is a great workout song as well

Barbara Bruederlin said...

haha Michelle, Jerry actually uses that workout cd a fair bit himself, although he generally keeps his shorts on (as do I!). I I owe Love is a Stranger to you, my dear, so thanks!

You'll have a tough time finding the Bhangra song (Yaar Mara Tu), I think, Kelly. I got it from my friend Jas. If you're curious about it, let me know.

I'm with you, Stephanie - zoning out during a workout is a blessing.
The combination of driving beat and zone out ability in a song is killer.

Will said...

I always thought "Lawyers, Guns and Money" would be a blast to sing at karaoke, as would that Zevon song about country living. What was the called?

I think a mix cd exchange may be in order ... if that sounds like a good idea.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Will, my darling, that would be a wonderful thing! I'd love to do a mix exchange. I'll email you later.

And yes, Lawyers, Guns and Money as karaoke would be a hoot. I can't think of the country living song either - not Splendid Isolation - although Werewolves of London would be a great sing-along.

Will said...

"Interlude No. 1/Play It All Night Long" ... it's a good one.

BWH999 said...

This is great. Just might get me off the couch as well.

Jas Bhambra said...

I, as well, burned a new CD of bollywood songs to listen to while cutting sections on the microtome (anything to make it less boring). :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I don't actually know that one, Will. I must have been thinking of something else - I'll check it out, karaoke mic in hand.

Hi bwh999, welcome! That's a pretty big compliment coming from you - I've read your site - you sure know your music. If we can get all healthy and stuff while grooving, so much the better.

No, microtome work is boring, Jas? Say it isn't so! Did you notice I used one of your songs? I love that one -thanks!