Monday, June 17, 2013

Rise & Shine


Over the week-end, a group of us met up in Maine for a little reunion of sorts.  There were four families with a total of 8 kids (ages 6-10).  We had a complete blast.  Sadly, however, I came to the realization that my own kids, particularly my 8 year old, are willing and able to stay up as late, if not later, than I am.  What?? Needless to say, I was a wee bit tired this morning.  Totally my own doing, so no complaints.  As I drank my coffee and checked email (translation: procrastinated), I poked around in my music library and tried to find some upbeat ditties to get me motivated for the 12 miler that I was about to tackle.  Turns out, at 7:00am, I don't need Flo Rida to find that 'good feeling' or Nicki Minaj to 'pound the alarm' for me.  I love those guys, but there is a time and a place for them, and in my case, it's when I'm out on the road or at a dance party.  Right, no, so I haven't been to a dance party in while.  I do love a good dance party, though.  I digress.  Early on a Monday morning before a long run, I just needed to dig up some solid, upbeat, to get my internal gears to start shifting into 'move' mode.  Here's what I came up with.  Happy Monday.



A Million Years - Alexander  A Million Years - Alexander
Orpheo Looks Back - Andrew Bird  Orpheo Looks Back - Break It Yourself
So Lucky - Dana Buoy  So Lucky - Summer Bodies
I Want You Back - Discovery  I Want You Back - LP (Bonus Track Version)
Going Under - The Dodos  Going Under - No Color
Fiya Wata - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros  Fiya Wata - Here
You're Too Weird - Fruit Bats  You're Too Weird - Tripper (Bonus Track Version)
Noche Nada - The Givers  Noche Nada - In Light
Front Row - Metric  Front Row - Fantasies
No Starry World - Miike Snow  No Starry World - Happy to You (Deluxe Version)
Into Giants - Patrick Waston  Into Giants - Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Share With Me the Sun - Portugal. The Man  Share With Me the Sun - In the Mountain In the Cloud
Heavy Metal Drummer - Wilco  Heavy Metal Drummer - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Kick Drum Heart - The Avett Brothers  Kick Drum Heart - I and Love and You
Losing Streak - The Eels  Losing Streak - Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

So, what do you think?  Like?  Don't like?  Got something better?  Would love to hear your thoughts on these puppies.  Listen.  Share.  Discuss.  Repeat.

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