Tuesday, August 29, 2006

iTuned Out

Gotta keep this short, else I'll keel over from exhaustion.

I have (yet another) request for all you nice people out there in Internetland...

I'm tired of the music on my iPod. Specifically, my "Music To Run To" playlist is boring me to tears. And really, crying while running isn't pretty. Well, running isn't all that pretty to begin with, but the crying tends to scare other people and we don't need that.

So. Please to recommend one or two or ten songs/albums/artists I should add to the collection? Remember, I want to RUN to this music, so I'm looking for up-tempo music. Fast(ish) music. Happy music.

Finally, songs with an I-love-you-the-world-is-so-great-because-you're-
in-it-I-love-you theme are expressly prohibited, unless they're by Weird Al and he's totally being ironic, in which case, send 'em over!

14 Comments:

At Wed Aug 30, 12:50:00 AM PDT, Blogger Carolie said...

I know it's probably dorky, but I'm a big fan of They Might Be Giants. There's something silly and happy about "...blue canary in the outlet by the lightswitch who watches over you, build a little birdhouse in your soul..." and "Particle Man" and "Constantinople". Upbeat, fun, happy music.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 05:32:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I say Counting Crows but what do I know.

From the WSJ: "The ratio of single men to single women between ages 15 and 44 last year was highest in Nevada (120.2 per 100 women), North Dakota (120.1) and Alaska (118.9). It was lowest in the District of Columbia (93.4)."

 
At Wed Aug 30, 06:20:00 AM PDT, Blogger Daily Tragedies said...

Lies, damn lies, and statistics.

There are so many holes in that WSJ statement, it doesn't even qualify as swiss cheese.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 07:18:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gnarls Barkley is pretty great.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 08:13:00 AM PDT, Anonymous lisa said...

The first three songs on the Grey's Anatomy soundtrack are awesome and uptempo.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 08:16:00 AM PDT, Anonymous lori said...

I feel the need to point out that "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics" is the title of a West Wing episode. Was that intentional, Kate? Because I have totally quoted the West Wing by accident, so imbedded in my brain it is.
Hmmm...songs...I do recommend the Shrek soundtrack, odd as that may sound. Upbeat music and nothing too syrupy. (Sweet cracker sandwich, I almost submitted this comment with the wrong form of to right before syrupy!)

 
At Wed Aug 30, 08:48:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the WSJ quote was released by the Census Bureau so perhaps you should phone a colleague in the Executive Branch and discuss.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 11:37:00 AM PDT, Anonymous clk said...

Don't know about some of these...but while standing at the checkout browse pg172 of the Sept issue of Self.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 11:49:00 AM PDT, Blogger Daily Tragedies said...

Lori -- yes, intentional usage of a WW title. It's actually from a Mark Twain quote, which I knew before I saw the episode.

Also, um, since when do you say "Sweet cracker sandwich!"??? And what IS a sweet cracker sandwich?

Anon -- I'm sure the statistic is 100% accurate. I trust the Census Bureau to be both accurate and precise. Except, you know, when they're busy estimating things. The statistic itself, however, is meaningless.

Regardless, I'm struck with a new-found desire to move to North Dakota. (Lori -- Or, we could just call it "Dakota." You know, because "North" just makes it sound cold and barren. I mean, look at how much more tourism SOUTH Dakota has!)

CLK -- holy crap, girl, you read far too many magazines! Maybe it's the glossy paper that makes them so appealing...

 
At Wed Aug 30, 12:11:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My running mix currently inlcudes (please excuse the cheesiness):

Get the Party Started (pink)
American Woman (lenny kravitz)
Soak Up The Sun (sheryl crow)
Gold Digger (kanya west)
Hips Don't Lie (shakira)
Crazy (gnarls barkley)
Temperature (sean paul)
Dani California (red hot chili peppers)
Maneater (nelly fortado)
My Humps (black-eyed peas)
Bitch (meredith brooks)
Hey Ya! (outkast)
#1 Crush (garbage)
Toxic (blah blah spears)
Mr. Brightside (the killers)
Wild Night (john mellencamp)

Okay...i guess that's enough for now.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 06:31:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Clueless said...

When I run there isn't enough room in my brain for music too, but since there hasn't been much good music written since Crosby Stills & Nash what would the point be?

The ratio of single men to women in my county is apparently 74. Whoopee! I've been told that when the news of my divorce comes out in the newspaper women will be lining up at my door. I'll keep you posted on that one.

 
At Wed Aug 30, 10:51:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Horrible Warning said...

Most people don't like what I run to (I can't believe how many people don't want to run to Guns N Roses!), but I have a couple of bouncy suggestions...I just love old ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) for running. Mr. Blue Sky is so happy!! I TOTALLY steal the dorky title from carolie.

I also second (or third) the Chili Peppers suggestion. Always a good call, old or new.

 
At Wed Sep 06, 05:41:00 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know its not iTunes capable but have you www.pandora.com yet?

 
At Fri Sep 15, 06:45:00 PM PDT, Anonymous not schwartz said...

"the american and florence/nobody's side" from the london concept recording of "chess."

 

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