I’ve been wanting to write one of these posts for almost 6 weeks, but I keep being far away from a computer on a Thursday. So I haven’t. This week I’m fixing the situation. And bringing you my Playlist Thursday. Head on over to Pavement Runner for the scoop on his list and a list of other bloggers participating. But first, here’s my list. The rules are like this. It’s Thursday; I give you three songs on my current playlist that fit each of these categories. This week Pavement Runner’s theme is “Local Flavor”
Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.
Something Old. ARTIST: The Standells, SONG: Dirty Water. WHY: First, it’s got an awesome beat. Second, it’s just fun. Third, it’s used in every happy montage in every movie set in Boston. Fourth, they play it at the end of Red Sox games when the hometown boys win. When this song pops up on my iPod, I have no choice but to lift my feet higher and stretch my stride wider. Now if only the Sox could put a little more oomph in their game maybe they wouldn’t be playing so unbelievably rotten and Fenway would hear this song a little more often. FAVORITE LINE: “Boston you’re my home”
Something current. ARTIST: NKOTBSB, SONG: Don’t Turn Out the Lights It’s not really current. And it’s just a smidge outside of 1 year. But. And it’s a big but (And I cannot lie). No list of Boston bands from a female runner my age could be complete without NKOTB. Particularly, I’m talking about teaming up with the Backstreet Boys to become the ultimate NKOTBSB. I’m actually about 5 years too young to have had a real crush on anyone in NKOTB, which put me in the exact age range for BSB. But let’s be honest. NKOTHB all the way. Especially if you watch it live. Those boys bring it and BSB tags along. That’ll probably start a war, but most of you know I speak truth. Plus they’re from Massachusetts and BSB are from wherever. Also, NKOTB aged way better. Way.
Oh yeah. It’s also here because it’s pretty easy to run along to. And who doesn’t have fun dancing in their head while they’re running along the road in front of the office. Oh. Just me? Yeah, I don’t think so. NKOTBSB played Fenway last year. And those NKOTB boys are from Massachusetts. I count them current enough for me. FAVORITE LINE: “And instantly, I’ love you like that”
Something to Consider. ARTIST: Boston. SONG: Foreplay/Long Time Two years ago for almost a month I had the guitar break/clapping rhythm stuck in my head. When I finally remembered some of the words and could google it, I was so happy. I say this is to consider because, though a bit slow in the beginning, it’s great for the dreadmill. Because once the song starts to pick up you’re immediately transported to a rock concert in the late 70s. Or the middle seat of my Dad’s F150 in 1994. My favorite is when the fitness center is empty and I spend a little extra energy to clap along. It always gives me a little extra boost. FAVORITE LINE: I don’t have a favorite line, but I love the clapping!
Well, that’s my list. I hope they’ll bring a little pep in your step! Anyone else got some faves from Boston/MA? Anyone not friends with me anymore for liking NKOTB more than BSB?
Great list… your "current" is catchy. I mentioned in a tweet that I was hoping for some Augustana, but it may be tough to workout/run to that.
Hmm. I don't think I've ever heard of Augustana. I'll have to look them up.