I am going to try something new here on Fridays. My half-marathon playlist is getting a little stale and I’m looking for some new tunes. As we head into the weekends, adding a new song for the long run might help us all pick up the pace a little. I was thinking I would introduce one of my new (to me) songs and you could suggest some songs for me too. I have said it before and I will say it again though, if you are going to suggest Lady Gaga, you haven’t been paying attention around here.
As a background to my tastes, I went to high school in the 80s and wore a lot of black and listened to a lot of The Cure. I haven’t changed all that much since then.
I like high energy music, but my playlist also includes songs that are slow and don’t necessarily have a beat (gasp – I know!). A song makes me pick up the pace when it makes me feel something – inspires an emotional reaction of some kind. I also like a wide variety of styles and sounds while I run so that I don’t get bored.
So let’s kick off our weekend run with the oh so sadly recently broken up R.E.M. and The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight.
To me the band seems to be really enjoying themselves in this recording. Listen at 2 min 35 seconds for where it really sounds like they are sharing an inside joke.
I would love to hear what you are running to.