Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Kinda Bluesy Run

Nicole Kidman and Keith UrbanThis is my space where I often bitch and complain but I'm going the opposite route right now. Normally I don't give a flying crap about celebrity news but this made me smile -- actress Nicole Kidman and her husband, country music star Keith Urban, donated $500,000 to the 2009 Victorian bushfire Fund to assist individuals and communities affected by devastating bushfires in Australia recently. There might not be a lot of Hope as advertised here in America... but Down Under, there is Hope amid the ashes.

If you'd like to help,
click the Red Cross banner or go to

Here's a video about Sam the Koala who survived the devastating fires...

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!
Wednesday Afternoon Run: 25 minutes 1 sec
+18 seconds
Days Since My Last Run: 3
3:20 pm - 57
° - sun finally coming out

Okay, I wasn't excited to run today but I also wasn't dreading it. It's been three days and that reminds me -- I wanted to add a feature to my running section...

there, done.

Anyway, I finally got over the 25 minute hump. I nearly always run strictly according to the Play List that I set up on my mp3 player and I was able to create today a Time that pushed me up nearly a third of a minute and finally once again above 25 minutes. Definitely I am pleased with that.

Somewhat chilly weather helped me along, helped to keep me positive the whole time. Body felt just fine, even my nagging mysterious Achilles heel strain. It comes and goes but it's not hindering me; just something to always be aware of. I'm tired now. I've set up a schedule for 10 runs in February and so it was important to get this done!! I'm looking forward to eclipsing my January time and HOPEFULLY getting to 4 total hours for the month.

X ·Feb :: +08 sec· X
Feb - 6 runs:
2 hours 25 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


Wednesday's Running Playlist
included most of this album...
ZZ Top's First Album (1970)
ZZ Top

ZZ Top's First Album

(Somebody Else Been) Shakin' Your Tree
Brown Sugar
Goin' Down To Mexico
Old Man
Neighbor, Neighbor
Certified Blues
Bedroom Thang
Just Got Back From Baby's
Backdoor Love Affair
Oh, hell yeah. Texas blues rock, baby. I'll betchya a million bucks Pigpen & Jerry used to dig this record back in the day. This makes me wanna go cruising the hiways and biways of Texas in a big 1970's Cadillac convertible, top down, kickin' back, sunglasses on, aimlessly going from wherever to wherever, blowing through insane amounts of fossil fuel and pissing off Al Gore by polluting his precious atmosphere, all the while having old ZZ Top blaring through the speakers.

All the songs here are standard length album songs but they pack a lot of music into each of them. From hard-driving to almost mellow, there's a good range here... but the blues rock guitar sound is always prevalent.

I haven't read any reviews of this album and I don't know if it's considered great or not but I dig it a lot and am really lookin' forward to more early 70's ZZ Top!

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freakypete said...

thanks for this my guitar hero obsessed boys will love it.
glad y'all gonna join us in the aff.
git some.

Anonymous said...

Hey Zooma,

thanks for the tunes

as always an enjoyment

can't wait for show coming up at the Forum.

a funny thing happened to me on the way to the....

So Cal DJ

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

Calvin and Hobbes in the snow -- animated