Wednesday, November 7, 2007

No Title For This Running Dead Post

The North Face trail running shoe
· Run Time -- 11 minutes 38 seconds (+0:18)

__· Temperature: 13ºF (-10ºC)
__· Total Trail Time: 63 minutes

· Trail Time in November -- 5 hours 16 minutes

____(starting Oct. 1)
· Weight Loss Goal -- 24 pounds (11 kg)
__________· So Far -- 8 lb.

Finally I've got a freakin' 5 or 10 free minutes to type. Good thing I started a lot of this post yesterday so I could have it ready to fill in the two main parts here. Right now I'm pulling an overnight shift and for the life of me I don't know why I volunteer for these. Well, often, especially on weeknights early in the week, it's slow. Most people are sleepin' so less people need an ambulance to help them when they're panicking, less glorified taxi rides needed to the hospital. But tonight it's been rather busy including having to fill in for one truck that ran off the road, getting stuck in a ditch for over three hours. Yay.

In any case -- I had a horrible run in the afternoon yesterday, about 12 hours ago. Wasn't the worst but it was nowhere near a piece of cake. I'm not sure why this happened. Not properly fueled up? But it was only 11½ minutes of running. That's why I'm perplexed. Had to do the whole hands-on-knees full stop afterwards, the whole gasping for breath deal right after hitting my Stop Running cue. On a positive note, the dramatic recovery part wasn't that that bad. And it wasn't too long before I was back to normal and feeling GREAT about the short run I had. Not as easy a time as my previous couple runs... but I'm determined to push it on up to twelve minutes and get back to having runs that don't almost feel like I'm dead afterwards.

Ahhh... but sometimes it's not a bad thing to be "Dead" afterwards, or during...

Trail tunes...

Grateful Dead

Wake Of The Flood Outtakes

Here Comes Sunshine (x2)
Let Me Sing Your Blues Away
Let It Grow
Row Jimmy
Eyes of the World
Weather Report Suite: Prelude (x2)
Weather Report Suite: Part 1
Stella Blue (x2)
Here Comes Sunshine (x2 more)
Let Me Sing You Blues Away (another)

It's been years since I've listened to Wake Of The Flood. Years, I say. Years! Not a good thing 'cause this is some cool music... and no, this isn't the actual album, and it's missing Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo... but it's close enough to the album to really make it feel like that's what you're listening to... sort of. The tracks here pretty much all have rough edges, abrupt stops, some are just portions of songs, no lyrics at times, different lyrics, messed up lyrics, and a few instances of the hearing a very brief comment. I think even during Eyes of The World, you can hear at one point what sounds like excitement at how good the song sounds. In between it all there's a bunch of beautiful music, that's for sure. Stella Blue and Eyes -- amazing. For the Deadheads who love putting on the live stuff and who want to forever discover each and every show, studio stuff often gets ignored, for the most part. Definitely not the right way to go. Sprinkling in tunes like this is just icing on the cake. Studio stuff ain't half bad!

Wake Of The Flood Outakes
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dload 'em right here
Wake Of The Flood Outtakes


Nazz Nomad said...

thought you might be interested in this:

this blog put together a compilation of live versions of "The Other One". One per year from 38 thru 95.


Mark said...

I didn't know the Dead had been around since '38...

Nazz Nomad said...

i have some excellent '39 and '43 shows where Looie Armstrong jammed with them on Dark Star and Estimated Prophet.

and of course the '55 show with Charley Parker is a classic.

one says one number and the other another
but they were set at the same time. Hmmm...

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated