Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No Gold For Me, Just a Beautiful Letdown

I ain't got nothin' to say. Maybe it's laziness. I dunno.
At least it's not a hundred freakin' degrees today.

2008 Beijing Summer Games Olympic Rings22 Medals for the U.S.

20 for China. MUST BEAT CHINA.

I actually don't really care that much for these Olympics, though. Handball? Do we even play that in the United States?!? Water polo? Canoeing? BMX?!?!? Badminton?? Whatever.

I'd much rather be watching Mogul Skiing, Downhill, Snowboarding, Hockey... not synchronized freakin' diving. Like gag me with a spoon.

All I know we oughta beat China! I also know it's still not right for that damn Communist nation to be hosting something that should be respected... it's very difficult to respect this event (the Summer Games as a whole) in a place where human rights don't really mean a thing. Just sad.

tie dye separator bar dealie representing the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Brent Mydland, Ron Pigpen McKernan, Bruce Hornsby, Donna and Keith Godchaux, Tom Constanten, Vince Welnick, Robert Hunter and John Perry Barlow.  Bob Dylan, too.  Many soundboard recordings to still post up here one o' these days!  Many, many so stay tuned!

Grateful Dead Steal Your Face

If anyone is checking this blog for a newly posted Grateful Dead show or something from Garcia or anything else within the immediate GD Family -- you're still out of luck. Sorry.

Every single day I keep meaning to...
so very, very soon. I hope.

There's been quite a drought lately but I've not given up.
Easily I could just post up links like so:

...but that ain't my style, yo.

(By the way, please don't comment on that here... not that I really expect anyone to... that's actually supposed to go with my next GD (Garcia) posting so wait on commenting, would ya? Thanks!)

That posting should happen soon. We'll see. I'd really like to get back to putting shows up regularly... so if you (yes, you, you who is reading this) have been checking now and then for something new, keep checkin' back 'cause this Dead blog ain't dead yet!

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 or Blaise Compaoré probably never went running in Liberia, Burkina Faso, Ouagadougou, Pyongyang, 평양 직할시 조선민주주의인민공화국 平壤直轄市 朝鮮民主主義人民共和國, Türkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Кыргызстан, Киргизия, Uzbekistan, O'zbekiston, Ўзбекистон Республикаси, Tajikistan, Тоҷикистон.  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!3:45 p.m. -- only 78° F & overcast but rather humid & still kinda warm
Tuesday Afternoon Run: 18 minutes 25 seconds
+ 8:50
7 runs in July:approx: 2 hrs 11 min
June:1 hour 47 min
May:4 hours 46 min

I've been VERY upset with myself for going (almost) 5 days between runs.
Five days with no significant exercise is just plain pathetic.

Finally this afternoon I ran.

With the relatively low temperature I was able to add a significant amount of time to what I'd been running (when it hasn't been 100 degrees.)

Part 1 -- 14 minutes 34 seconds. Long. My cardiovascular system was feeling it. A continuous run so short is for me a run that's actually kind of long at the moment. I think it's been awhile since I've run for almost 15 minutes straight; it's something I've got to get used to again. Because of the temp, I made it okay and could have actually run even longer.

Intermission: no sitting in the shade sipping my Gatorade to cool down. Yeah, I had some Gatorade but I kept walking the whole time. Felt pretty good.

Part Two -- Just a short, 1-song 3:51 add-on to extend My Total Time.
No problem.

I'm still unhappy that I went 5 days without a run... but with my time today I'm feelin' good... just hope I can keep it up.

Running tunes...
Switchfoot - The Beautiful Letdown (2003)
Meant To Live
This Is Your Life
More Than Fine
Dare You To Move
The Beautiful Letdown
On Fire
Adding To The Noise
Christian music
that's not Christian music -- that's exactly what Switchfoot achieves on their fourth album, The Beautiful Letdown.

This is not preachy music.
There's no declaration of faith.
There's not a single direct reference to God or Christ.

It's not really Christian music... but the band members are all Christians who live a Christian life. So in the lyrics here,
there's a message in every song but what they do is question much in this world, stimulating people to think. They also steer clear of subjects that would contain anything offensive to even the thumpiest of Bible thumpers.

Basically this is some great freakin' music, one o' the best albums I've heard all year, Christian or otherwise! Meant To Live (YouTube video link) got tons of radio play and it probably gets played quite often still to this day. It's a great, powerful, driving song with plenty of guitar and just a loud feel to the end. That sound permeates throughout the album, with some mellower sounds
interspersed here and there but never anything that would even remotely put the casual listener to sleep.

The songs here may not appeal to those wanting to hear light and fluffy God Is Great praise and worship and that is reflected in the fact that The Beautiful Letdown made it all the way to #16 on the Billboard music chart in 2004. At the same time Christians by the millions gobbled this album up, pushing it to the top of the Christian chart. Not bad on both spectrums.

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"Meant To Live"
live at the Parachute Music Festival,
Mystery Creek, Hamilton, New Zealand - January 28, 2008
(HORRIBLE quality videos like these should be BANNED!!!)


Timmy said...

Why not be a REAL person & just forget that B.S. Olympic CRAP for the time being. Oh, no, it's better to do EXACTLY what they KNOW everybody will do, including OUR President & OUR Athletes & The Billions of viewsers, all of which are supporters of China & it's repulsive non-policies.

Anonymous said...

Hiya Zoooma! That is awesome that you ran! You will keep it up :). I checked out Switchfoot, pretty good stuff. yl

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