The music post

I feel like I just went through this process—mostly because I did just 45 days ago.

After about three hours of work, I've finished the playlist for the Breakers Marathon in Newport. I’m keeping with the methodology from last time: going from slow songs to fast songs, holding the gravvy songs for the end. I just have a few thoughts before getting onto the “short” list.

First, I haven't added much music to the library since Manchester, so overall it sounds very similar. Second, I'm trying to keep the music as slow as possible for the first half of the race in order to not have a repeat of MY FIRST MARATHON ever. Third, I'm starting to rethink the role of music in running and that I might actually not have the iPod playing the whole time during the race--I'm going to let my body call those shots.

And now the "short" list:
  • Proud Mary; Tina
  • Matches; The Format
  • Boston; Augustana (I see this as the mood setter for the race)
  • One Last Time; The Kooks
  • Stuttering; Ben's Brother
  • P.D.A.; John Legend
  • Pasos de Gigante; Bacilos (after getting grief from my sister that I didn't have Spanish music in my last playlist--even though I did!--I made a concerted effort to up the Spanish portion of my music collection)
  • The World At Large; Modest Mouse (I go through my phases with Modest Mouse, sometimes they're perfect, sometimes they're annoying)
  • I Feel It All; Feist
  • Paradise; Ana Serrano
  • You Only Live Once; The Strokes
  • Sway; The Kooks
  • Tiny Little Fractures; Snow Patrol
  • Shake Me Baby; Junior Senior
  • American Boy; Estelle
  • Wow; Snow Patrol
  • Detriot; Black Gold
  • The Hardest Button To Button; The White Stripes
  • Sister Jack; Spoon
  • Razor Blade; The Strokes
  • Mr. Maker; The Kooks
  • La Mexicana; Bacilos
  • Roxanne; The Police
  • Dog Problem; The Format
  • Float On; Modest Mouse
  • Santo Santo; Gloria Estefan
  • Down To The Market; The Kooks
  • Viva La Vida; Coldplay
  • If Work Permits; The Format
  • I Saw It On Your Keyboard; Hellogoodbye (not entirely sure about this one, it may change)
  • What Ever Happened?; The Strokes
  • Are You Gonna Go My Way; Lenny Kravitz
  • The Phrase That Pays; The Academy Is
  • Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough; Michael Jackson
  • I Can't Win; The Strokes (bad name, good song)
  • Out of Control; Kenna
  • Always Where I Need To Be; The Kooks
  • Classifieds; The Academy Is
  • Fergalicious; Fergie (I'll need a distraction by this point in the race, this song is such an oddball to the mix that it'll definitly take my mind elsewhere)
  • Tears Dry On Their Own; Amy Winehouse (oh, and there will be tears by this point)
  • Vision Of Division; The Strokes
  • Tres Deseos; Gloria Estefan
  • Blinded By The Light; Manfred Mann's Earth Band (I love this song, I don't know why I never bought it earlier)
  • All Time Lows; Hellogoodbye (another poor choice for a title)
  • Shake Your Coconuts; Junior Senior
  • For Reasons Unknown; The Killers
  • One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces; Ben Folds Five
  • H.A.P.P.Y. Radio; Edwin Starr (Why? A generous serving of cowbell 40 seconds into the song)
  • I Don't Have A Dancing Problem; Marathon (first words of this song: "F!ck this I'm going dancing." Awesome.)
  • Flagpole Sitta; Magnificent Tracers
  • This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race; Fall Out Boy
  • Steven's Last Night In Town; Ben Folds Five
  • Attention; The Academy Is
  • Jolly Roger; Marathon
  • Filthy Gorgeous; Scissor Sisters
  • Reptilia; The Strokes
  • Quimbara; Celia Cruz
  • I Kissed A Girl; Katy Perry
  • Time Like These; Foo Fighters
  • Why Do I Keep Counting?; The Killers
  • 25 Miles; Edwin Starr (awesome song for the last few miles of the race)
  • Juicebox, The Strokes (aka "the passing song" because the chorus has the lyric "why don't you come over here?")
  • Let's Dance To Joy Division; The Wombats (still love this song)
  • Shockwave; Black Tide
  • The Pretender; Foo Fighters
  • Move Along; The All-American Rejects
And now back to checking weather.com for hourly updates on the forecast for this weekend.


Marcy said...

I've been lovin Viva La Vida lately as well . . .

Jess said...

I'm loving lots of those songs lately!

Nitmos said...

Go get 'em! The race, I mean, not the songs. You already have those.

Michelle J said...

Excellent play list dude!!!

Good luck!!