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Running with the Jewball

Filed under : Music
On March 16, 2008
At 9:00 pm
Comments : 3

Hey, do you read my comments? You should! Kb had a great idea for me to share my fun running tunes with you via iTunes iMix and so it shall be iWritten, so it shall be iDone. There were only a couple of songs I have that aren’t in there but how much are you craving B-Movie anyway?

A few notes. First, avid Joy Division fans may notice that Twenty-Four Hours is on there and it’s got a lot of slow bits. I no longer run to it, but when I was beginning the Couch to 5k program, I really liked to warm up to it. It has 45-60 minute sections of alternating fast and slow and was just perfect. You may find it so too, otherwise, leave it out. You can hear the full song on the iPod Song of the Week page. Also, I left out the “walking warm-up” song, New Order’s Slow Jam, since it might confuzle other iTunes shoppers. You can always just search on it.

Second, several of the songs had terribly selected snippets on iTunes, so I’ve created better ones which include vocals. You can listen to both iTunes’ snippets and mine to get a better picture.

Lastly, here’s a reminder on how to get the song to start and end where you want it, either because the intro or outro are too long and non-inspirational or because you are creating snippets for your Couch to 5k run. Just click File, then Get Info, and cruise to the tab shown. Fill in the “Start Time” and “Stop Time” sections as you wish.



Click here to see my running mix! It will open your iTunes, if not your eyes.
Becca’s Running Mix



And now for those better snippets. Mofo especially is a great running song which isn’t done justice on iTunes. They actually just use a section I cut out! Oh the humanity.

Happy running!



Van Halen – Runnin’ With The Devil

 

3 Comments for this post

 
kb says

Thank you for this, and for that, and for the other thing! :)

 
Becca says

In Brooklyn we say “dis, dat, & de uduh ting.” Well, not we, I don’t live in Brooklyn.

You’re welcome! And thanks for the inspiration.

 
KP says

Van Halen? Are you in cahoots with my oldest son to make me hate the group I loved as a teen?
I swear I hear more of them now than when I was 16 and they had hair.