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.

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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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