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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Spin Cycle

I have made a couple of great playlists over the past few of weeks.

Nothing special about this one, just some neat tunes that go good together. The first song is actually from and album of String Cheese Incident songs that were remixed by some DJ who calls himself DJ Harry. Airstream Driver, song 4, is from the new Gomez album, A New Tide. Upon first listen I was disappointed with it, as it is quite mellow. But I just listened to it a bunch of times over the past couple of days and I am beginning to appreciate it more and more each listen.
1. Collision - DJ Harry
2. Heartless - Kanye West
3. Magnificent - U2
4. Airstream Driver - Gomez
5. Welcome to the World - Kevin Rudolf
6. In Love With a Girl - Gavin DeGraw
7. Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aquilera
8. Lady (You Bring Me Up) - The Commodores
9. Forever - Chris Brown
10. No More Words - Berlin
11. Just Dance - Lady GaGa
12. Go - Groove Armada
13. Take a Bow - Rihiana
14. Quiet Times - Dido

I call this one "Old School" - it went over very well - lot's of singing along, and hootimg and hollering; how can you not when you hear Baby I'm a Star???

1. Buns O'Plenty - Issac Hayes
2. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
3. Computer Blue - Prince and the Revolution
4. Flashdance...What a Feeling - Irene Cara
5. Shake - Prince and The Time
6. Love Machine - The Miracles
7. Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
8. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
9. I'm Every Woman - Chaka Khan
10. Now That We've Found Love - Third World
11. Babe We're Gonna Love Tonight - Denis & Denyse
12. Baby I'm a Star - Prince and the Revolution
13. Let's Stay Together - Al Green
14. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin

3 weeks ago, I used Trey Anastasio's solo album, Trey Anastasio, and mixed the tunes around to spin to. I loved it, and I think the class did too, or well, at least they tolerated it - good melodies, nice horn section etc.

2 week's ago, the playlist I used, I actually made with my benefit class in mind. Here's the playlist that we spun to - I am going to make a couple of changes for the benefit class.....I'll post that after the event is over:
1. Blue Jeans Pizza - moe.
2. Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
3. Live Your Life - T.I.
4. Toxic - Britney Spears
5. Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
6. Burnin' Ip - Jonas Brothers
7. Down With Disease – Phish
8. Love Stoned/I Think She Knows Interlude
9. Bring It Up – James Brown
10. Shakedown Street – Grateful Dead
11. Where Are We Runnin? - Lenny Kravitz
12. Black Capricorn Day – Jamiroquai
13. 4 Minutes – Madonna
14. Sweet About Me – Gabriella Cilmi
15. Not Ready To Make Nice – Dixie Chicks

Last week, I used an old, random playlist - lots of Madonna and Lionel Richie in it - first played in Sept, 2007. Here's a link.....
My playlist for this week is FUN. I'll post it later though, no time right now....
:) have a good one - don't forget to sign up for my benefit Spin ride to benefit the Asperger's Association of New England...Sat June 6th 12-1pm @ Healthworks Fitness Center, Chestnut Hill, 617-383-6100 to sign up. Contact me to find out how to donate if you cannot ride....

Spinning ride for Asperger's/Autism Awareness

As some of you know, our son Max was recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome/ADHD. Asperger's is a syndrome that falls on the Autism spectrum. The Asperger's child is usually highly intelligent, but can have delays in social development and can have trouble with executive functioning, such as organization, prioritizing, and follow-through of day to day activities. With the correct interaction and support, people with Asperger's can lead very normal lives, even using some of their Asperger qualities to excel in areas that other "neurotypical" people can not. We are lucky in that Max is extremely intelligent and so with the proper social skills training and occupational therapy, we believe that he will be quite successful.

AANE was the place that I first turned to in order to learn more about Asperger's and so this ride is to support their efforts. As a non-profit organization, AANE relies primarily upon membership dues and donations from the community to function. AANE also receives support from a number of foundations and corporations. The efforts of volunteers from the community also help out by way of a variety of administrative, technical, and fundraising projects.

My ride will be Saturday June 6th, at 12pm, at Healthworks Fitness Center in Chestnut Hill, MA, one of the Healthworks clubs that I teach at.
The ride is open to the public, so you do not have to be a member of the club to attend. Both men and women can attend.
The suggested donation for the ride is $25.00, and can be made at the time of the ride as a check made out to the Asperger's Association of New England.
You can sign up for the ride by calling Healthworks @ 617-383-6100.

Autism Awareness Spinning Ride
with Sharon Shiner
Saturday June 6th, 12 PM at
Healthworks Fitness Center
1300 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, Mass 02467
Sign up by calling 617-383-6100

For those of you who aren't lucky enough to ride with me because you don't live close by :), you can still donate none the less.I realize that times are tough right now, but even $5.00 can make a difference.

Please consider signing up for this great event and help support a cause which is so personal to me. If you can not make the ride but still wish to donate, please contact me for how to make the donation.

Thanks so much for your consideration! Feel free to email me if you have any questions regarding the spinning ride or questions regarding Max and Asperger's.