Monday, January 28, 2008

Zep-like Run

Ay caramba! Wouldn't that scream of an emergency? No emergency.
Just lunacy. Although... there is that satellite falling to Earth which is going to kill someone. Probably. Well, maybe not. I guess since the planet is like 2/3 water, I guess odds are it ain't gonna hit anyone. Might disturb some fish in the ocean somewhere but we humans are probably safe. Theoretically it could hit Times Square.

Left wing loony birds are praying to their... uh, whatever Godless people pray to... praying it hits Tehran or a place that America is at odds with, so they can blame the Bush administration for STRATEGICALLY AIMING the falling satellite in that direction and then lying about it in order to start a war. No matter where it falls, the Bush regime will get blamed for something.I think that's the way the world works now.

Anyway... I've got off from work on this Monday -- pretty sweet. But why'm I awake so friggin' early?! Somehow I fell asleep way early last night... and then woke up 'round 5 a.m. today on a day that I have plans to do nothing... except go for a run which I already did! Now I have the whole day to look forward to... to what?

Clouds rolled in yesterday and the temperature outside warmed up. HAA!!! "Warmed up" -- that's funny. Yeah, we went from -40° to what we're at this morning -17° (-27 C.) Compared to -40, it's really not that bad.

I decided to head to the Rec Center and mingle with all the college kids heading to class while I hit the gym. Actually very little mingling since I didn't have to walk across campus or anything... I just parked and went right into the building I needed to.

No clue what I'm a gonna do today. As much as I don't care for the warm weather, at least extended periods of it, I think I'll dream of Key West maybe.

The North Face trail running shoe -- good for use in the Appalachian Mountains ... but seriously, they are rather small compared to the Rocky Mountains ... Sierra Nevada are sweet, too.  Would definitely use 'em in the Alps, that's for sure.  One thing's for sure -- Jerry Garcia or Bob Weir or Phil Lesh probably never went running in Bolivia.  Probably the same with Brent Mydland.  At least that's my gut feeling.  I could be wrong.  I mean, there were a lot of drugs at Grateful Dead shows and the good Lord above, He knows I did my share!
Monday Morning Run: 16 minutes 52 seconds(+5)
Run Time - January:2 hours 56 minutes

First run in 3 days. I think I have a good excuse, though -- the cold weather; I mean who in their right mind would drive to the gym and back just to run for 16 or 17 minutes... when it's like 25 below, much less 40 below?! Nuts!

But today I got back on the indoor track. If I recall correctly, my last run was pure hell. Not this morning. Twas easier. Twasn't a perfectly easy piece of cake but I made it. At the end there was no stopping to huff and puff in a desperate attempt to regain normalcy. At the end I did not have to stop in my tracks even. When my end cue sounded I was able to slowly walk a couple laps while listening to the next song that played.

Only added 5 seconds today but that was strategic due to my last outing. As always -- I am in no rush to push myself to greater and greater run times. Adding just a little here and a little there and slowly working my way up is just fine and dandy with moi.

Running tunes from
the album of the day...23 sec

Almost like Led Zeppelin but not quite.... Ya know Robert Plant's from West Bromwich, England?  Yup.  No John Paul Jones here.  No John Bonham or Jimmy Page. And way before he'd collaborate with Alison KraussRobert Plant

Pictures At Eleven


Burning Down One Side
Moonlight In Samosa
Pledge Pin
Slow Dancer
Worse Than Detroit
Fat Lip
Like I've Never Been Gone
Mystery Title

Holy cow, oh mama. The first track was a single released for this album way back when... and hearing it the first time that I had the opportunity to Press Play on this album about two weeks ago, man, it brought me back to growing up near New York City and hearing it on the World's Greatest Rock and Roll Radio Station -- WNEW. It's been well over a decade since I last heard that song and bammo slammo I remembered it like those days were just last week. Burning Down One Side was the one song from this album that was in kinda semi-regular rotation on 102.7 and I was taken right back to the Garden State -- livin', workin', growin' up and listenin' to the radio like always.

The rest of Plant's debut solo album is just great stuff, for the most part. With the exception of two songs, Phil Collins is the drummer here and that's one balding Englishman who can play, I tell ya what

Out of the eight songs (there are ten on the remastered reissue,) Slow Dancer, I think, is maybe most like Zeppelin. But really since it's Robert Plant and his voice is so recognizable, and since this is his debut, there's a whole lot here that sounds just a shade away from being Zep.

One of the best albums I have heard in a long time!!

192 kbps dload @ Back On The Road


Nazz Nomad said...

that satellite is gonna tear open that fissure in the ocean and that frickin' cloverfield monster is gonna tear nyc a new asshole.

we'll never get to see Johan lead the mets to the world series cuz we'll all be stomped.

you just wait and see!

Zooomabooma said...

I've got a different theory.

You see, this is Bush's last year. He's already stolen all the oil from Iraq now he wanted to steal Iran's oil. The satellite is all a lie. They're gonna launch nuclear weapons at Iran and say, "Whoops, sorry, guys, we were just tryin' to help you." And then in the chaotic aftermath, Bush sends in troops to "help" Iran while stealing their oil to help he and his cronies get even richer.

I bet there are people out there who'd believe that!

The baseball season will probably be safe... unless your Cloverfield theory actually is what happens. What do you know?

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated