Yeah early 90s. Way to get into my tiny skull! Uhhhh! (hmmmm?)
Do you like running? I really, totally, completely and authentically do love running, but I understand that the majority of people despise it and look for any excuse to justify their revulsion. That’s cool. The way I see running is thus: a whole bunch of people came out of me and they really love to talk to me. And other people like talking to me too, apparently. As an only child, running is the best way to get a ton of fresh air and escape the flappity-flappity of jaws for a time, while reconnecting with those imaginary siblings I’ve been neglecting since 2nd year University. It’s also the best way to really enjoy music. Seriously! Head-phones snug, playlists aligned, body fleeing–this is liberty in its purest form. Try it! Your brain and body deserve a break.
Here are 5 songs that I unapologetically, yet terribly shame-facedly, admit make me forget that I am running and propel me into go-like-stink-mode…you owe me in the comments! This is the first in series of such posts—there are greater shames to come! Please share your guilty pleasures–it will benefit all of us!!!! Now…..Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Breeders, “Huffer”
I would definitely kiss Kim Deal if I had the chance in spite of the massive marital headache it would cause. Take chances. make mistakes.
I KNOW!!! This song is a rip-off of, like, 64 billion other songs! And I am sorry, Roy Orbison and a bunch of other (even indie) artists who were blatantly pillaged of their hard earned work. But, man oh boy, this is a great song when you are running a hill-y course. Just saying.
LCD Soundsystem, “North American Scum”
This one is completely arbitrary. Anything by LCD Soundsystem is perfect. For almost anything you need to get done. Period.
Fat Boy Slim, “The Rockafeller Skank”
So. Freaking. Embarrassing. But it makes me run! And the fact that I am sharing this with you makes me a very big person, no? Oh crap.
Holy F*ck, Super Inuit
Oh, you’ll run faster. You just will.