Mandelbaum Mix - Volume Two

>> Tuesday, 19 May 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!

  1. The Flaming Lips - Fight Test
  2. El Guincho - Kalise
  3. MGMT - Kids
  4. The Go! Team - Doing It Right
  5. Stereolab - Three Women
  6. Beck - The New Pollution
  7. Cut Copy - Feel The Love
  8. Vampire Weekend - Ottoman
  9. Mates of State - My Only Offer
  10. The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno
  11. The Postal Service - Some Great Heights
  12. Belle & Sebastian - I'm A Cuckoo
Running Time: 50:45




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

2 comments:

Anonymous,  21 May 2009 at 14:32  

Halfway Home- TV on the Radio
Use It- New Pornographers
Like a Prayer- Madonna
Superstar- Lupe Fiasco
Wrestlers- Hot Chip
Hologram- Katie Herzig
We Used to be Friends- Dandy Warhols
Time to Pretend- MGMT
A Dustland Fairytale- The Killers

Phil H 21 May 2009 at 22:59  

You had Ducktales - Moon by the Advantage on Volume One... My suggestion would be to have either Mega Man 2 or Punch Out by the Minibosses.

While listening to that and running on the treadmill at the gym (once upon a time) I kept envisioning myself running in two repeating animated frames like that little blue guy, Mega Man. People must have been wondering why I was smiling so much while running!

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