"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired.”

- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Friday, February 5, 2010

Turn It On And Turn It Up

After asking about others' playlists last week a few readers asked about my own playlist. Apparently stale playlists are fairly common problem. Perhaps against my better judgment, I give you a glimpse of what's currently loaded in my Shuffle. First, though, a few disclaimers:

1. I don't pay for music. Everything I have is either from CDs that I've acquired/burned (thank you Year 2000, Napster and college dorm T1 Internet lines) or from free download codes from various sites (amazon.com, emusic.com?JUNK! DON?T EVER SIGN UP FOR THE FREE TRIAL, etc)

2. Other than watching 1 season of American Karaoke (which you'll see evidence of in the playlist), I'm not current on what's "hot" these days. I don't listen to the radio, I don't go to concerts, and I don't watch MTV (do they even show music videos anymore?). So my exposure to new music is minimal. And I like it that way. When I do occasionally give the radio a try, I flip through 11 different Portland/Eugene-based stations and then turn back to the sports station.

3. As a result of disclaimer #2, most of my tunes are pre-2003. Sorry, just the way it is.

4. If you don't know who/what the Dude Room is, stay tuned-that day is coming. And it will be a good one. And my playlist will make so much more sense to you.

So with that, here is what's currently playing:

Me Against the World mix
The Anthem - Good Charlotte
Waldorf Worldwide - Good Charlotte
Motivation Proclamation - Good Charlotte
East Coast Anthem - Good Charlotte
Complicated - Good Charlotte
Little Things - Good Charlotte
The Young & The Hopeless - Good Charlotte
Good Charlotte - Good Charlotte
Hearts on Fire - Rock IV soundtrack
War/Fanfare - Rock IV soundtrack
No Easy Way Out - Rock IV soundtrack
Training Montage - Rock IV soundtrack
Sweetest Victory - Rock IV soundtrack
Vindicated - Dashboard Confessional
Hit or Miss - New Found Glory

Let's Jam mix
Don't Look Back - Boston
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Stacy's Mom - Fountains of Wayne
No Surprise - Daughtry
There and Back Again - Daughtry
What I Want - Daughtry
My Name is Jonas - Weezer
Somebody Told Me - The Killers
Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty
Welcome to Paradise - Greenday

On rare occasions (you can read that as maybe once a month?maybe) when nothing else sounds very good I'll turn to my Chick Mix. Typically these songs only come up on runs longer than 10 miles, when I need something to break things up a bit before returning to a Podrunner mix to finish out the run.

Chick Mix
Various Titles - Carrie Underwood
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
One or two, can't remember the names - Taylor Swift

1 comment:

whitney said...

Wow. I didn't know it had gotten this bad. Let me put together a mix for you.