Reboot. Recharge.

When all else fails, just shut it down for 5 seconds and turn it back on. Just like new!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Spin Cycle 09/27/07

I really liked the music that we rode to this week in my 2 classes. Rob installed a 200 GIG music drive into my computer, so I've been loading in music like nuts, including some music that I don't really listen to on a daily basis, but is good to have none the less. This includes some older Madonna and Lionel Richie. Sure, I get nostalgic when I listen to some of it, but I don't need to listen to it every day...thus the ride. Oh, and the Lionel definitely makes me feel nostalgic as I prepare for my 20th High School Reunion this year....GULP. Next on my list - The Go-Go's!!!!!

Here is the ride:

1. All Night Long - Lionel Richie
2. Music - Madonna
3. I'm Your Boogie Man - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
4. Deeper and Deeper - Madonna
5. Missing - Everything But the Girl
6. Listen to the Music - Doobie Brothers
7. Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
8. Keep it Together - Madonna
9. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - Lionel Richie
10. Vogue - Madonna
11. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aquilera
12. Home - Umphrey's McGee
13. Bright Lights, Big City - Umphrey's McGee
14. Secret - Madonna

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Just one thing to gripe about:

Yard sale signs all over the place.
Now, I'm not objecting to the yard sale itself, but the signs really irk me. You know why?
Because whoever puts them up, on that unassuming telephone pole or tree, LEAVES them there after the sale is over.
Who's responsibility is it to take the signs down?

I've been passing the same one everyday when taking the kids to school.
Lots of STUFF to go! 9-2 Saturday the15th! Yada Yada address.....

Just an observation.
You know inevitably, that sign is ending up as litter.
Let's lobby for a law that all yard sale signs must be taken down within 4 hours after the sale.
Who's in?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Spin cycle 09/20/07

Going back to the 90s for most of the ride. Sure, there were some songs from the 00s in there, but for the most part, it was an 90s love fest.
90s you say? One hit wonder you say? Chezwick songs you say? YES to all of them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here you go:

1. No One - Alica Keys
2. Bitch - Meredith Brooks
3. Macarena - Los del Rio
4. Mambo no.5 - Lou Bega
5. If You Could Only See - Tonic
6. I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred
7. Counting Blue Cars - Dishwalla
8. The Way I Are - Timbaland
9. Barely Breathing - Duncan Sheik
10. Wannabe - Spice Girls
11. Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers
12. Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
13. Come Talk to Me - Peter Gabriel
14. Green Eyes - Coldplay

I really liked Tonic - what happened to them anyways?

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Spin Cycle 09/13/07

Hiddy Ho - just getting to post now, 8:27 pm!

We rode last night and this morning mainly to British music mixer Mark Vidler. I have posted about him before, and his music effort called Go Home Productions.
He just released a "best of" collection called This Was Pop, 2002 - 2007, a 5 year bootleg retrospective. With the exception of the warm-up and cool down songs, all other songs were either off this release, or from Vidler's website.
He is the master of mixing the music together, sometimes mixing in 6 or 7 songs into 1 song!
Some people loved it, others didn't.
One student said, You have the best music, where do you get it all?
Another said, I felt like I was stuck between 2 radio stations.
Well, as the music enthusiast that I am, I loved it!

Here is the playlist:

1. Anthem - Shiva Rea
2. Velvet Sugar - MV
3. Work It Out With A Foxy Lady - MV
4. Shannon Stone - MV
5. Karmastition - MV
6. Paperback Believer - MV
7. Backstab Me One More Time - MV
8. Abba&The Bunnymen - MV
9. Wrapped Detective - MV
10. Girl Wants (To Say Goodbye To) Rock and Roll - MV
11. Rock In Black - MV
12. Bus Stop Runner - MV
13. Go-Go Gadget Gospel Instrumental - Gnarls Barkley
14. Crazy Insrtumental - Gnarls Barkley

I am too tired now to go into the ins and outs of what's in each song. I will post an edit at a later time....and you can go listen for yourself on the website :)
Good evening!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Max's first day at kindergarten :)

It's bittersweet for sure, but I can't wait for his big brain to blossom.
He's a 5 year old who does Sodoku (the 9 square game, not the 4 square game for kids), plays chess and has beaten a 40 year old, does lego sets for 12 yr olds, and can do math.
Go Max!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

One side note on moe.down

I totally forgot 2 other things worth mentioning about moe.down,
1) The lights were AMAZING. Jefferson Waful just keeps getting better and better as lighting director.
2) moe. often does band switches where during a moe. song, they'll switch instruments with another band, mid song, and let them segue into one of their songs, play for a bit, then moe. "switches" back in. Well, not only did they do a switch, but they did it with their CREW! It was awesome - Waful on Chuck's guitar, Steve Young (their sound man) on Al's keys, Cass on drums, Frank on Al's guitar, and I forget who was on bass. They played the Neil young song: Everyone Knows This is Nowhere. Truly unique. Got to love moe. - innovation!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

To Satisfy March To The Sea

A quick post about moe.down.
The weather was awesome, cool overcast mornings, sunny warm afternoons, crisp cool evenings.
The music was good.
moe. played great, however, I didn't love their song selections.
Other bands that played included The Meat Puppets (interesting, but did they fit in with the moe.down crowd? I don't know....) and Perry Ferrell's new band, Satellite Party. They were the highlight of the weekend for me. They rocked. I stood on the stage, off to the side, with Louise for almost the entire set. She loved it! Perry's myspace site
Both the puppets and Perry Ferrell sat in with the moe. and that was interesting.
Other bands that played were Lotus (great), Strangefolk (sucked), Al and the Transamericans (standard), Ha Ha the Moose (didn't see them, but heard they were awesome) and Medeski, Martin, Wood and Scofeild (way out there, not as funky as I would have liked them to be).

I'll post some pictures soon of the kids at moe.down.....there was an awesome Kids Tent on Sat and Sun which was jam packed with activities for the kids to do, including a Buster parade, which brought the kids up on stage in their Buster the Flying Pig get-ups, while moe. played Buster to start the Sat afternoon set.

Spin Cycle 09/06/07

No spinning this morning. I got a sub, because I woke up yesterday with a raging sore throat and low grade fever. I got a sub for last night's class as well as this morning's class. I do feel better today and I am glad I didn't schlep my sorry ass out of bed to teach.
Check back in next week for Spin cycle.

Monday, September 03, 2007

Spin cycle 08/30/07

Sorry for the delay.
I was moe.downing it! :) It was lots of fun and I am pooped.

Last week's ride was made for a friend of mine, Beth, who took my class religiously for years up until last January, when she moved to Morocco. Her blog is Beth in Morocco
She was back visiting last week, and so she came to class on Thursday.
I made a ride of songs that I knew she liked. It was a pretty mellow ride, as far as rides go. I felt like I needed to give my students a brake after last week's insanity.
Here it is:

1. Talisman - Air
2. California Soul - Riot Act
3. Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
4. This is Drum and Bass - John Brown's Body
5. Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
6. King Without A Crown - Matisyahu
7. Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
8. Heart and Soul - John Brown's Body
9. Prayer to Rudra - Krishna Das
10. Send Me on My Way - Rusted Root
11. If Everybody Looked the Same - Groove Armada
12. Breathe (2AM) - Anna Nalick
13. Eileen's Song - Burlap to Cashmere