Reboot. Recharge.

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

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Spin Cycle 06/25-27/08

This week I used 2 different sets of music for my classes. I couldn't get my act together in time to make a new list....c'est la vie.
Wednesday evening's class was my 2007 Grammy nominees playlist. You can check that out here: 2007 Grammy Nominees
Thursday and Friday mornings I used an album rather than a playlist. I have used it before in the past, and it is probably my must "spun" to music. Its a compilation called Body & Soul. I used Vol. 3. I love it and spin to it regularly at home. It is a mix between house, electronic, low grade techno. It gets me moving, and I know it gets the class moving.
Only 2 classes this week b/c of July 4th. Then I'm off the following week for "vaykay".
I will post next week what we rode to on Wed and Thurs.....

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Spin Cycle 06/18-20/08

This playlist actually came from a playlist I had made last june. I added a number of tunes to the playlist that I didn't use last year, and so this june, I just picked them up and made them into the playlist.
It was a good week of Spin, though, now that the weather is (fairly) nice, a number of students have stopped coming b/c they work out outside. It happens every season.
No worries. The students that stay are die hard, and they can make up for the lost energy.
Here is the list:
1. Steal My Sunshine - Len
2. Twist & Crawl - The English Beat
3. When I Come Around - Green Day
4. Semi-Charmed Life - Third Eye Blind
5. Brick House - Commodores
6. California Soul - Riot Act
7. This Love - Maroon 5
8. Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
9. Jump Around - House of Pain
10. Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
11. Smooth - Santana
12. Soulchild Remix - Gorillaz
13. Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
14. Girl - Beck
15. The Real Thing - Bo Bice
16. Pick Up the Pieces - Gomez

Have you heard the new Coldplay?????? GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!! It's pretty darn good....

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spin Cycle 06/11-13/08

A neat melange of music for my rides this past week. I started out looking for reggae, which led into ska, which led into funk, which led into get the picture.
The rides were good and solid. and honestly, I was pooped after Friday's class.....
Here is the playlist:
1. Hot, Funky and Sweaty - The Organites
2. Le Moogy Regaee - Dimitri
3. Itch and Scratch (Part 1) - Rufus Thomas
4. All Mixed Up - 311
5. Rudie Can't Fail - The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, covering The Clash
6. Don't Stay Home - 311
7. Love Invincible - Michael Franti and Spearhead
8. Overpowered by Funk - The Clash
9. Come Out and Play (Keep 'em Separated) - The Offspring
10. Can't Stop - Ozomatli
11. De Esa Nada Monada - Ray & His Court
12. Paleo Sun - Topaz
13. Tuning In (Dub Mix) - Groove Armada
14. Everyone Deserves Music - Michael Franti and Spearhead
15. Feelin' Free - John Butler, Michael Franti, and Spearhead

Happy Father's Day!

RIP Tim Russert

I was absolutely in a state of shock when I heard about the death of Tim Russert on Friday night.
I had a food demo at Williams Sonoma and had to be there at 5. So, I left at 4, and cranked tunes the whole way. I was in the store until 8, and returned home @8:30, still not having heard any news. Even then, I got into bed and clicked around, and it probably wasn't until after 9 that I heard the devastating news.
Now, I'm no politician, I don't like politics, and I don't "follow" politics. But, I am an NBC watcher and have grown to look forward to seeing Tim Russert.
He was an absolute gentleman and presented himself with style and grace.
I will miss seeing his jolly face and infectious smile.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Spin Cycle 06/04-06/08

My kids have been watching 2 concert movies with us, The Kids Are Alright, a documentary of The Who, and Stop Making Sense, a Talking Heads concert movie.
It's pretty funny b/c my kids are 6(Max) and 3.5 (Lou). Lou especially loves to watch the Who film, I think, b/c of the smashing guitars, and the slick moves Daltry makes.
Anyways, for the spin list, I threw in a couple Talking Heads songs. I also put in some Squeeze, and a song called Lil' King Kong by Simple Kid. That song is the song that Saturn is using currently for the Vue commercials. You know the one with the slide guitar sound.....
Anyways, here is the list:
1. Cars - Gary Numan
2. Cool For Cats - Squeeze
3. Viva la Vida - Coldplay
4. Lil' King Kong - Simple Kid
5. Glass Onion - The Beatles
6. Rock Your Body - Justin Timberlake
7. Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
8. Beat Connection - LCD Soundsystem (GHP Remix)
9. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
10. Annie Get Your Gun - Squeeze
11. Shattered - The Rolling Stones
12. Crosseyed and Painless - The Talking Heads
13. Beatnik Beach - The Go-Gos
14. The Great Curve - The Talking Heads
15. Time of My Life - David Cook

End Note: Louise was driving in my sis-in-law's car yesterday when My Generation came on the radio. Louise casually said "This is The Who"......not what you'd expect to come out of the mouth of a 3.5 yr old......

Girls gone wild????

From my cousin's daughter's Bat Mitzvah this past May.
My niece is on the left, Hannah Moon, and my daughter on the right, Louise.
Check out the move that Lou does at app 21-26 seconds.
You go girl!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Spin cycle 05/28-05/30/08

I had a request for the music I played in my classes this past week; someone asked if I would please play some Spanish music. And so, I gratefully obliged. I used the music from the Latina Cafe in Paris, France. I have used this compilation before, and if always gets the class going - they are very receptive to Latin music.
The Latina Cafe is a restaurant/club in the heart of Paris. They pump Cuban music throughout the place, and sell the music/mixes that they produce. It's very up beat really gets you moving. I have volumes 1,2,3, and they are all double discs. I don't know if they have released any others, but if they did, it's a good bet that they'll be quite listenable.
New mix this week.....