Saturday, March 8, 2008

Two Step Shuffle

How can I turn away
Brother/sister go dancing
Through my head
Human as to human
The future is no place
To place your better days
~Dave Matthews, Cry Freedom

I had a great walk today. It turned into such a pretty day. It's kind of funny... at last count I had 934 songs on my iPod, and I keep it on random shuffle when I walk. However, it seems that there are about 10 of them that keep cycling around just when I need them. Sometimes it's just the beat I need to keep me moving; sometimes the lyrics will haul me along; sometimes a combination of both. Songs like Where the River Flows by Collective Soul is one of them. I tend to like their stuff anyway, but that one in particular gets my attention. Another is Black Horse & The Cherry Tree by KT Tunstall - if that doesn't get you movin' down the road, you're probably braindead. Higher by Creed always inspires me. Then there's Marc Broussard's Home.... whew... can a white boy really have that much soul?! Nickelcreek's Smoothie Song... Dave Matthew's Drive In Drive Out...David Gilmour's All Lovers Are Deranged... Keb' Mo' singing More Than One Way Home.

So many. So much good music. Just a few examples of what helps me keep moving. But the one that always seems to come on, and the irony here is that it's sort of the theme song for the 3-day is World, by Five for Fighting. Forget walking - I could practically fly when I hear that one...

What kind of world do you want?
Think Anything
Let's start at the start
Build a masterpiece
Be careful what you wish for
History starts now


  1. you inspire me! i feel so bad about not getting out and enjoying this beautiful weather that i have been pulling on a sweatshirt, leashing up the dog, and going for walks with him! its great!

  2. I know late comment on this post but OMG KT Tunstall is from my neck of the woods :D, a fellow fifer :D, and your right that is a good song, so is Higher by Creed one of the few songs I have by them..

  3. Good on ya, Robin! And Booda will sleep better too.

    Gordon, the KT song that originally grabbed me was "Other Side of the World." Killer lyrics, and her vocals are just breathtaking. Creed can be a little too pedestrian (and a bit pedantic) at times (IMHO), but they've got a decent beat and you can walk to 'em.


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