Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Melancholy and the Infinite Playlist

10 Points to Griffindor if you get the reference in that title...10 more points for enduring my pretension!

I've been dabbling in the running arts lately. I took a bit of a hiatus (how old is Eli? Ok, a 2.5 year hiatus) but I've been getting back into the swing of things and it is wonderful. Our neighborhood has a few fantastic trails and running paths I've been exploring and, although the mosquitos are thick in the evenings, the sunsets are worth the blood loss. 

When I run I have to have music. It sort of motivates me and I can get lost in the songs and forget about the burning in my legs and the general pain of the experience. I thought I'd share my must-have playlist and ask if anyone has a favorite running song or songs they could recommend...I like them bouncy.

Here's what's on my phone's music cache right now:

I Feel Better-Hot Chip
Heartbeats-The Knife
Sail-AWOL Nation (I know...I know)
Ring of Fire-Jonny Cash
Star of Wonder/None Shall Pass (Its a Tor/Sufjan Stevens mash up and if you haven't heard it do it NOW) language NSFW

Welcome Home-Coheed and Cambria
All Along the Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix

That's it....any thing I must add???


  1. i like to run to moby, specifically his "play" album. good beats that keep me going.

  2. oh, and i get the reference. ten points for me. and the smashing pumpkins.