Sunday, January 18, 2009

Musical Motivation

It's amazing I remembered my password for this blog after several months of reading a.lo and Tom's posts and not contributing I am back, hopefully. A.lo and I started talking about the 2009 challenge and tossing some ideas around and I found the motivation to post up. The first race of the year happened yesterday as Kisscross and the Versluis family hosted Snowcross. I didn't make it to the race but I did make it to the after party of the after party so I guess my season has begun. It sure doesn't feel like the first big race is 3 months away! There is snow everywhere and it keeps getting deeper, riding on the roads is suicidal most days and offroad riding is nonexistent. I have managed to keep busy and somewhat in shape by skate skiing, riding the trainer/rollers, and pedicabing on weekends. With most days spent in my basement spinning like a hamster on a wheel I am always looking for ways to stay occupied and often that falls on the tunes pumping through the ear buds that just so happen to fit nicely into my ears. If you are anything like me a lot of your motivation comes from your trusty ipod, and are alway looking for new music. Currently I am hooked on Jaydiohead, I love mashups and Minty Fresh Beats made a masterpiece combining two very different sounds into an amazing album. I especially like "No Karma" and "Dirt Off Your Android". In addition to Jaydiohead I have an ever evolving soundtrack to my rides. Some of the songs on my playlist illicit an almost Pavlovian response from my legs and lungs. My current top 5 songs to ride to, excluding Jaydiohead and random euro techno, are as follows:

1. Ted Nugent - Stranglehold
2. Eminem - 'Til I Collapse
3. Hollywood Undead - Undead
4. Rage Against The Machine - Calm Like a Bomb(or any RATM for that matter)
5. Kevin Rudolf - Let it Rock

My taste is a bit all over the place, but variety is the spice of life. Check out any songs you don't recognize, and feel free to share anything you think will keep me on the trainer so when I talk about my form round isn't the first word I use.



a.lo said...

What-da-what? Who is this mysterious poser... I mean poster? =) Good to see you back in the swing.

And yes, the 09 challenge will be big better and sweeter. In the GR area and interested? Let me know.

Jeff DeMaagd said...

As you said GBK,"variety is the spice of life. With that in mind I have to recommend giving a try. You just throw in an artist or song you like and it finds similar one
For you to listen to. While not everything they throw at at you is amazing, it keeps it fresh

Jeff DeMaagd said...

Sorry about the above post being awkward. I'm typing on my blackberry.

GBK said...

I am a huge fan of Pandora but get to involved in who is playing and thumbs up or down and slack a lot. Look up Silversun Pickups.