David Bowie

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.

Boris The Spider

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.

The Most Important Part Of A Diet Is Your Workout Playlist.

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?

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

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??