I was watching a little of the Iowa caucus coverage last night, and while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is lovely and all, Hillary, Bernie's HQ had their playlist on fleek, including this song.
Over the weekend, we were watching the Broncos beat the Patriots, and the pregame show featured DeMarcus Ware of the Broncos talking about the music he listens to to get him psyched for the game. He mentioned the old school super-funky Zapp and Roger and my brain immediately went to this song. As I'm sure you all know, music can go a long way to motivating fitness.
This song has a special place in our family. When the teenager was around 5, he danced his little brains out to it and I captured it on video, which lives somewhere on Facebook. We heard it again last night at the hockey game, but the teenager was with his girlfriend so he didn't jump out of his seat and dance.
If you know me at all, you know that I don't "do oldies" or classic rock. I make two exceptions -- Motown and David Bowie.
There are so, so many David Bowie songs that I love, but this one is my favorite for workouts.
I absolutely love the Amazon.com commercial with the tiny horse, and the quirky song that accompanies it has just the right amount of whimsy. For all you young'uns out there, the song was a minor hit for Sonny and Cher in 1966.
Was procrastinating watching a rerun of The Tonight Show and caught yet another fabulous performance by Adele, singing one of my favorite new walking songs. I've been busy with school volunteering and ripping up the home office, so making it to the gym or getting out for a walk is a great release. I've kinda put blogging on the back burner a bit, with one of the reasons being my farked-up eyeballs. Limiting screen time has been helping the cataract glare a bit, but my eye doc appointment is in three weeks so fingers crossed I'll get an upgrade soon.
I don't know about you but I was in music heaven last night watching Adele's TV special on NBC, WHICH WAS WAY TOO SHORT! But if you missed it or didn't DVR it, here's the entire show as an early Christmas (or late Hanukkah) present.
Finally made it back to the gym after being away for two weeks (cold followed by monster ear infection). I'm turning the tables on my workouts and now focusing on longer bouts of cardio with strength training at the end. I downloaded the new Disclosure album right before I went to the gym and it kept me on the bike, switching between levels 5 and 10 (!) for 30 minutes. I credit my imaginary gay husband Sam Smith for that. I really like the chill vibe of the entire album, which also features Miguel, Lorde, the Weeknd and a bunch of other singers.
Do you know how miserable it is to pull together Thanksgiving dinner when you've been sick for a week and just found out you have an ear infection? I need to go grocery shopping and start cooking but all I want to do is sleep and eat soup. I need to make a pumpkin pie but instead here's Cake By the Ocean, from DNCE, which I think looks like "dunce" but they probably mean "dance" and, hey, it's Joe Jonas!