Monday, May 02, 2005

Listing - This Way And That

There be lists 'ere. The number of things you can make lists about are countless as the grains of sand. So we will make lists. This idea is partly inspired by the blogger's complete lack of creativity, and partly by the Nick Hornby book and film, "High Fidelity" - in which the protagonist is an obsessive list-maker. This week's theme [trumpets, cymbals, kettledrums, other Ramses II type noises]

Running Songs

Songs/music that inspire running. [Note: I don't listen to music when I'm running, am afraid of getting distracted and run over. So this list is a bit of a scam.] The candidates

  1. The Chariots Of Fire theme by Vangelis. How can this not be Numero Uno? Many true runners will disagree. Too cliched, too predictable. But what the hell, it is the running song.
  2. Paradise City, by Guns N' Roses. Very odd, I know. But there is something to said for this song blaring out of a 12 seater van with your stinking sweaty teammates rooting for you, at a very groggy 6 a.m. when you're limping through your allotted 8 odd miles of Leg 27, on a cool September New Hampshire morning
  3. Eye Of The Tiger by Survivor
  4. The theme from Rocky
  5. O Fortuna from Fortuna Imperatrix Mundi, from Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.
As you can see, the list is sketchy at the moment. However, if someone set this to music, it would be on my list. Gives you something nice, long and continuous to hang on to. And while we're at it, one should take a gander at this great poem about sex and running.