Monday, September 17, 2012

Jill: Music Monday

Today's music choice comes from the animated band Gorillaz.  While they have a lot of great running songs, this is my favorite.  It's the remixed version of 19-2000.  Other than a fun, upbeat sound, it's got a great line about music: It's the music that we choose.  Isn't that the truth?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jill: New Best Friends

This really should be filed as a Catch Up post since it has been seven months since Jill over at JoggingJeans sent me an email introducing me to my new online besties.  I filed the email away and vowed to go through the files over the summer.  It took me forever to get to this one which is sad because it is full of awesomeness.  Jill sent me a link to my new online best running friends, the Relucant Runners.

Tripp and Tyler are the hilarious brains behind the site.  When I had time to poke around, I started with their introduction video which totally made me smile with delight at knowing I had found an entire community of runners just like us here at Whine & Cheese. It's like seeing your soul mate across a crowded room.  I too like to run, but just not while I'm doing it.  I too am concerned about the length of my shorts when I run.  Do yourself a favor and check them out.  Highlights include the Advice section, which is way more instructive than any issue of Runner's World that is currently in the magazine rack in my bathroom right now, and the Playlist page.  I'm a big music lover and have started Music Mondays around here, so I can totally appreciate another source of good running music.  I promise you will love these guys (as long as you're not a really serious runner).

Monday, September 10, 2012

Jill: Music Monday

The post is a bit late in the day, but for today's music selection, we are heading into techno territory.  I picked this song as my first techno entry for 3 reasons:

  1. It's techno and techno is pretty much made for running. And dancing.  The only downside is that it could possibly make you run too fast. That is certainly a problem we don't have around here.
  2. The song is called Don't Give Up.  So not only does it have a great beat, but it's also super motivational.
  3. The techno-ized voice singing the few lyrics that appear are by Bryan Adams.  Seriously.  Bryan Adams, who has turned out to be one of those rockers that gets better looking with age.

Nowadays.  Nothing more motivating than a little salt and pepper older man.

I feel bad mentioning that the song is actually performed (and Bryan Adams' voice was techno-ized) by Chicane, a British music act which I know nothing else about.  Sorry Chicane, but love this song.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Jill: Music Monday

To make up for missing last Monday, I hereby present 2 very different songs that I enjoy running to.

First, can I just say that I love me some Killers?  Seriously.  Love them.  Brandon Flowers' voice is awesome. When their first major hit, Somebody Told Me, came out I was hooked and loved that jam, especially the '80s-ish sound it has.  I still do.  It's still one of my favorites to run with cause it just makes me MOVE.  And let's face it, that's exactly what I need now that school is back in session.

Speaking of the '80s, I am a child of the late '80s and '90s which means I also love me some Beastie Boys and was super sad about losing Adam Yauch (and really the Beastie Boys as we know them) earlier this year. While I love all things Beastie, one of my favorite songs to load up for a run is Intergalactic, a late '90s Grammy winner.  Seriously, the Beastie Boys are that good (don't even get me started on how awesome their videos are).  Not only is it a great running song, it brings back some great college day memories!  Best line of the entire song:  "I'll still fry you in my wok."  That's great stuff, folks.