Something Old. ARTIST: Dire Straits SONG: Money for Nothing Dirty Water. WHY: I’m sorry, but there is no song in the world that gives you a burst of adrenaline like that opening guitar riff after the build up of the long intro. No song. Even writing this now I’m getting goosebumps. We spent a lot of time in the car with my Dad as kids and he always had the radio on. And always to the songs of the 60s and 70s. Always FAVORITE LINE: “Money for nothing and your chicks for free” as a kid, my Dad managed to convince my brother and I that he was singing chips for free. Because, you know, when you’re a rock star you get really excited about those Lays chips back stage
Something Old. ARTIST: Outasight SONG: Tonight is the Night. WHY: I tend to listen to music the same way every time. Find a song I like, listen to it on repeat, get sick of it. This is a song I still haven’t skipped once. I love it. And I love the video. First, excellent beat. And second he’s singing about that one night that you get together with your friends and it’s just absolutely epic. And that’s one of the reasons I run. I run to get fit. I want to get fit so I’ll have the confidence to get out there and rock a tiny dress. FAVORITE LINE: “So if I got one chance, motherf–ker I’ma make y’all dance”
Something to Consider. ARTIST: Jimmy Buffet SONG: Coconut Telegraph. WHY: I’m a parrot head. It’s inherited from my Mom. We go to see the show every summer. I get her boozed up on a sip of beer in the parking lot and then we dance our pants off the whole night. It’s awesome. This song has such a great beat and it tells a story, which helps distract during that boring part of the run or that one last set of squats. Plus its about all the gossip the couple days after a party. And who doesn’t want to live that life a little? FAVORITE LINE: “I swear it’s just between me and you”
And there you have it. Good choices or bad? Be sure to check out the catalogue of all the participants over at the PavementRunner headquarters.
On September 9th, for the 4th year in a row, I’ll be walking the Jimmy Fund Walk to raise money to help kids with cancer be kids.
Please consider donating to support me in this cause: www.jimmyfundwalk.org/2012/liz_kinnal