The truth is, I never once considered the fact that David Bowie would die. I didn’t even think he *could* die. Maybe I spent too many hours watching and rewatching Labyrinth as a kid, but he always seemed immortal to me. I didn’t know him personally , but I was always stunned by his beautiful imagination. His music is surprising and delightful and poignant and everlasting. Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust.
UPDATE: I mistakenly posted this on a Thursday. I think that is proof positive that I need today to be Friday. Let’s just go with it shall we?
At noon on weekdays, two radio stations in Lincoln play 90s music. Yesterday, one was playing Spice Girls and the other was playing Bone Thugs N Harmony. Choosing between them was so hard, I actually started to sweat. #truestory
Contrary Dad: At our apartment in college, there was this big spider living over our door. We called him Boris. I have no idea why.
Captain Thoughtful: Boris the Spider is a song by The Who.
Contrary Dad: You know, my roommate was really into music.
Captain Thoughtful: Hence…..
Contrary Dad: I never knew. Cheers man!
This one is for you Boris. May your progeny be plentiful and live far away from me.
I like the One Direction song “Story Of My Life”.
There, I said it.
I think we can all agree that the most important part of any diet/exercise regime is the workout playlist. I mean, the wrong song can literally RUIN YOUR DIET. So, as I re-focus on my health by eating better and working out more, my primary concern is my workout playlist. Currently, it looks like this:
Bangarang – Skrillex
Let’s Have A Kiki – Scissor Sisters
Run The World (Girls) – Beyonce
Pretty Girl Rock – Keri Hilson
Funky Cold Medina – Tone Loc
Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
We No Speak Americano – Yolanda Be Cool
Jump – Kris Kros
Roar – Katy Perry
MotownPhilly – Boyz II Men
Work B**ch – Britney Spears
The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
Bom Bom – Sam and the Womp
Hey Ya- OutKast
Now, I’m pretty happy with this playlist….for now, but I’m pretty sure after a couple weeks, it’s going to get old. So, I’m turning to you, my darling contrarians, for suggestions. What’s your favorite workout songs?
I have this thing that I love, and it’s when musicians cover other musicians music. I don’t know why I love that so much but I really really do.
At BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge a couple week ago, a band I really like, Kings of Leon covered Robyn. Full disclosure, Robyn’s “Robyn Is Here” was the first album I ever bought with my own money. AND I LOVED IT. And I continue to love here to this day. To. This. Day.
Basically this is two of my favorite things combined and I might have clapped after I heard it. By “might have” I meant “enthusiastically” and also, I was at work.
Do you have some favorite covers to share??
Austin City Limits (ACL) is coming up in less than a month and it’s got me thinking. They should make an ACL shirt that says “The Hill Country Is Alive With The Sound of Music.”
Because, it’s like “The hills are alive with the sound of music” from The Sound Of Music, but you add “country” in there because we’re in the hill country. And also it’s a music festival.
I should get paid for this.