As I have begun regularly attending the gym about a week ago, I realized it's time for a bit of a refresh on the soundtrack to my workout? Any ideas? I'm up to buying some new iTunes. Here is an example of the type of music I work out to:
Music suggestions don't have to be close to this, I would like the pace of the song to be similar. It can have lyrics, etc. I don't mind. I just need something new.
Ok Go takes the stage. Michele, Mark, and I are not too far back from the stage. It's a pretty small venue.
Lots of confetti! They had a confetti gun shooting into the air frequently throughout the show to add a little flair.
Just to be different, they put the guitars down and did one of their songs using hand bells. That was fun.
Lots of confetti to clean up at the end of the concert.
This photo was not taken by me. It was taken by the band during the concert. Click on the image to see a slightly larger image. I circled what I believe to be me. It's been awhile since I've been to a concert. What a fun time! I have some video too, maybe if I feel ambitious I will post that too.
Sounds like fun. It's jazz mixed with some contemporary artists. The purchase goes to the Preservation Hall outreach program in New Orleans.
Random music I recall hearing growing up when my dad was listening to Dr. Demento:
Lack of interest, lack of good variety, and a lack of spare change has all added up to lead me to call XM and cut the subscriptions. I had two accounts: one for my Element and one in the house hooked up to the stereo.
I have found myself listening less and less to their music programming, which was one of my main reasons for listening in the first place. I used to listen to XM Ethel and Lucy A LOT for music and switch over to the FM for news. Coincidentally, I started listening less when XM merged their channels with Sirius. This lead to the removal of my favorite channels with the substitution of Sirius equivalent channels.
The one remaining feature that drew me in to XM, was the MLB coverage. I love listening to the Mets on radio. I grew up following the Mets on radio (not on TV!), but I'm in Yankee country so there aren't any local affiliates for the Mets. XM provided a decent way to hear Howie Rose and Wayne Hagan, announcers for the Mets. Paying the family plan that covers two receivers and an online subscription (by the way, prices are going up effecitve today) is not worth it just for the Mets. Sorry Mets, love ya and I'll still be able to pull you in with an old fashioned AM radio after dark. I will just have to pretend you're winning during any day games.
As the belt has tightened on finances, satellite radio seems less and less attrative to pay for. It seems like a great service. I had been a subscriber since 2003, but after 6 years my interest has worn off. I'll have to stick to old-fashioned radio, still support my public radio station, and tote around my iPod Shuffle™.
P.S. On a somewhat related note, anyone interested in buying some XM hardware that I have no use for anymore? Price: Reasonably cheap!
For whatever reason, I'm sharing this video with you. The artist is "Mocean Worker" (pronounced Motion Worker)
Just some music and a silly video for some harmless procrastination.