I’m fat + It’s music time

July 16, 2005

Due to constant binge drinking and lying about I’m now as fat as I’ve ever been. I’m trying to combat this with 20+ miles on the exercise bike a day and not-as-much alcohol, but the verdict isn’t in yet. I don’t have any problems motivating myself to get on the thing, but I get bored as hell and it’s hard to get excited about inflicting massive amounts of pain on yourself (20 miles on 6+ resistance isn’t exactly fun). Which is where music comes in. Music is pretty much essential to a work out, otherwise you’re going to die of boredom and dread ever getting in there and doing it again, especially for 40 minutes at a time or something like that. I am feeling a lot better lately…more energy, and for whatever reason, just working up a sweat and being active seems to make me feel upbeat. Maybe it pumps up the testosterone or something. The high I get off of it is enough to make me get in there, but it still isn’t necessarily fun.


My iRiver’s dead so I’ve been burning “work out cds” left and right and I’m getting sort of tired of hearing the same stuff. I need something else, so any recommendations for rockin’ music that will PUMP JOU UP is appreciated. So far I’ve burnt:

Refused – Songs To Fan the Flames of Discontent (just plain essential)
Refused – The Shape of Punk to Come
Evergreen Terrace – Writer’s Block (any band that does a hardcore version of Mad World is OK with me)
My Chemical Romance – I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Leatherface & Hot Water Music split (probably my favorite punk album. Perfect melodies, tones, gravelly voices)
BombShell Rocks – From Here And On (them Swedes make good music!)
Choke – Slow Fade Or How I Learned to Question Infinity (these Canadian guys have an incredibly unique sound are incredibly good guitarists)
ATARI Teenage Riot – Burn, Berlin, Burn (Germans expressing their angst with electropunk-stuff!)

And that’s about it for now. I need more ideas. Preferably something loud and FUCKING ANGRY. My normal diet of Pogues/Elliot Smith/Decemberists/misc blues isn’t going to cut it in this case, what with the slow tempos.


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One Response to “I’m fat + It’s music time”

  1. Matt Says:

    Raised Fist – Ignoring the Guidelines
    Marilyn’s Vitamins – In These Shoes
    Misconduct – A New Direction
    American Nightmare – Year One

    Thats all I can remember right now

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