>> Tuesday, May 19, 2009
So I was out running the other day, enjoying a rare beautiful spring morning while sweating profusely, when suddenly it hit me like a sack of doorknobs: my running playlist, Mandelbaum Mix Volume One, just ain't cutting it no more! (The playlist is named after the octogenerian fitness buff on Seinfeld, aptly portrayed by the late, great Lloyd Bridges in the above clip).
Nothing personal against the songs populating Volume One, but some fresh, healthy change was badly badly needed. And after studious consideration and lots of adding, deleting, rearranging plus a few frustrated tears and overjoyed Eurekas!, I have devised, what should be, pure sonic motivation.
Tomorrow night...It's go time!
- The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
- El Guincho - Kalise
- MGMT - Kids
- The Go! Team - Doing It Right
- Stereolab - Three Women
- Beck - The New Pollution
- Cut Copy - Feel The Love
- Vampire Weekend - Ottoman
- Mates of State - My Only Offer
- The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno
- The Postal Service - Some Great Heights
- Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
The video for the Belle & Sebastian entry is thematically fitting, making the track an ideal one for injecting some down-the-home-stretch, second-wind energy. At least I hope so.
What's on your workout playlist?
Infinite Playlist: Mandelbaum Mix - Volume Two