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Tegan and Sara

Have you heard of a group called Tegan and Sara?

You may have heard of their more popular songs “ Back In Your Head” or “Walking With The Ghost”.

If you haven’t, you should. I would describe their music as typical hipster sound fare.

“ Walking with the ghost” reminds me of my week in Africa because it was playing in my head while I was there.  The song has a sound that seems overarchingly  foreign like being in Africa. It grips your heart and takes you on a daze. Africa is not just a place, it has a life of it’s own.  I wouldn’t describe it as a noun — more like a verb.  The song kind of makes you want to get verby , by moving around yet it is chill. I’m maybe over exaggerating the song because it’s linked to my experiences in Africa, but it’s still good.

Definitely worth a listen.

Inspiration in the form of song

With the current state of the economy: 9.2% unemployment and  most of us being underemployed and/or underpaid. I thought we could use some inspiration. Here are some of my current faves in no particular order:( Please excuse my love for Disney movies, musicals, and teen pop sensations.)

What song gets you pumped?

Summer Workout Playlist- August

Whew this summer has flown by. I can’t belive I’m making an August playlist. Albiet, I think summer technically continues on into September, so I’ll maybe make the last one then.

So you know the deal. Preview the songs here and run on over to iTunes or any other place to purchase and load the music on to your portable music playing device.

Warmup/Cool down      

Phoenix – Lasso- They are becoming one of my favorite bands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okbDmEGrCZ8

No hands- Waka Flocka Flame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skhxizRYxps&ob=av2e

Keith Urban- Days go by- A favorite from my undergrad days in NC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlQVF-_D7Iw&ob=av2n

Dance or Die – Family Force 5 – They are a little eclectic but the music is good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T9WfWqKsuk&feature=list_related&playnext=1&list=PLB5B4F1BDBC3BB31C

Give A Little More- Maroon 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP1PsqBmbvM&feature=relmfu

 

Work-out

 

Party Rock Anthem- LMFAO- Fun dance song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8&feature=related

High of 75 – Relient K- Always gets me feeling good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9na42244ZU

Kids – Sleigh Bells – Really like them!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bcLWZY7kAQ

Little Lion Man – Mumford and Sons – Love!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJf9qJHR3E&feature=related

I Do Not Hook up – Kelly Clarkson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaafMpqXXBs&ob=av2e

Song for your Sunday

This song makes me feel like I’m sailing on a boat in 75 degree weather. It’s a nice chill song. Give it a listen!

What’s your lazy Sunday song?

Will we ever get it right?

I was listening to my Pandora recently and one of my current  favorite songs “Someday” by Black Eyed Peas started playing. I like this song for a variety of reasons: it’s fun, catchy and an empowering tune.

The chorus goes like this:

Someday I’m gonna get it right, my life
Someday I’m gonna figure it out, maybe tonight
Coz I know I’ma get it right
And I know I’ma get it right
Someday, ooh ho hohoho
One day, ooh ho hohoho

As I listen to this song, I think about the journey we all go through to reach adulthood and I wonder will we ever get it right? Will we ever reach that point where we say I’ve arrived?

From what I’ve heard from older people, the answer is no. Things may get easier as we grow and learn, but there probably won’t be that point where we say ” Hey, I’ve figured this adult thing all out. I’ve got it all together” because we are always learning and growing.

 If you meet someone who says they have it all together. Turn around and run—run as fast as you can! You don’t want to spend a lot of time with someone who claims they know everything about life and therefore have nothing else to learn. Or tell them to write a book to let us all know the secret of how to figure life out.

I do think things get easier and we get better at navigating certain things everyday.

I don’t think the point of the song is that we will figure everything in this life out someday. After all, it is a catchy pop song— not very deep. But  it’s important to understand that we will continue to make  mistakes, but we’ll hopefully learn from them and become better people as we journey this path of adulthood.

What are somethings that have become easier as you’ve moved into adulthood?

Summer workout playlist – July edition

Just adding some music to the workout section to keep things fresh. You’ll notice this list is loaded with music from the 80’s and 90’s. Our favorite decades!

“Barbie girl” – Aqua

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyhrYis509A

“I like to move it” – Reel to Real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dyx4v1QFzhQ

“Yeah 3x”- Chris Brown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mC2ixOAivA

“Misery” – Maroon 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g6g2mvItp4

“Rock your body” – Justin Timberlake

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSVHoHyErBQ

“Sabotage” – Beastie Boys

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5rRZdiu1UE

“Don’t stop me now” – Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgzGwKwLmgM

“(Jump) for my love” – The Pointer Sisters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgSyB5xSo2U

As always let me know suggestions for August.

 

Summer workout playlist-June

There are a lot of things I like together. Running and good music are at the tippy tip of that list. No matter what your chosen method of burning the fat or keeping in shape, these tunes will keep you motivated. Each month during the summer I’ll update the list to keep things fresh.

 

Warm-up/Cool down

Ben Lee- “Catch my disease

Matt Wertz- “Everything’s right

Plain White Tees-“Rhythm of Love

Wiz Khalifa-“Roll up

OneRepublic-“Good life

Florence+The Machine-“Dog days are over

 

Workout

Nicki Minaj, will.i.am-“Check it out

Michael Jackson-“Beat it

Kesha-“We R who we R

Lady Gaga-“Just Dance

Rihanna-“Only girl in the world

Pitbull ft. Neyo, Nayer, Afrojack-“Give me everything tonight

Phoenix- “ Lisztomania

Any songs I missed that you would like to see on the July
workout playlist?