Friday, February 6, 2009

Catatonic? Sort of.

Almost the weekend. Some needed exercise (running.) Music (from Cardiff.) Sunny day. Chilly. Coffee now. Good coffee. Agent Cooper might say: "Damn good coffee! And HOT!"

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!
Friday late morning Run: 23 min 47 sec
+40 seconds

11:35 am - 46
° - another cloudless sunny sky

Another fine run. Fine. Yes, fine. Twas nice and chilly just how I like and the sun beating down warmed me nicely under my long-sleeve shirt. By the time I heard the End Cue on my mp3 player, when my Running Time was achieved and I slowed down to a walk, I was wanting a short-sleeve shirt: a little warm I was but that comes with running. I felt good all through the run, feelin' good now a little while afterward. Forty seconds added was just fine, yes, more fine, and I'm looking forward to adding another half minute plus next time out.
X ·Feb :: -06 sec· X
Feb - 2 runs:
47 min
2 hours 54 min
December '08
2 hours 42 min
November:2 hours 31 min
October:2 hours 10 min
**SEPTEMBER**3 Hours 25 min


Friday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
Catatonia - Way Beyond Blue (1996)

Way Beyond Blue

Lost Cat
Sweet Catatonia
Some Half Baked Ideal Called Wonderful
You've Got A Lot To Answer For
Dream On
This Boy Can't Swim
For Tinkerbell
Way Beyond Blue
Gyda Gwên (With A Smile)
My favorite album of the week! I've listened to this a good dozen times or so and it's just excellent pretty much from one song to the next. Maybe a few aren't so great but Cerys Matthews has such a gorgeous voice. This alternative Britpop indie rock from Wales kinda reminds me of Tanya Donelly/Belly, The Sugarcubes, even Jane's Addiction a couple times, and others whose names are escaping me right now. I had never even heard of Catatonia until recently and now I want to keep listening to this album a hundred more times. Already I'm looking forward to more stuff of theirs. It's a darn shame they're no longer together and making cool music like this but perhaps Cerys Matthews' solo albums are similar and so I can keep soaking up her voice that way, too. Good stuff!!!

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"Lost Cat"
Later... with Jools Holland

1 comment:

Sam said...

I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating... Your site really makes me regret some decisions in life. Like no IPOD and no internet at home and stuff like that. You have some of the best and most creative musical tastes and presentations. You da man!!!

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

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