A Playlist for the Rest of Us

To counter those creating Vaccine Gene-Therapy-Inspired playlists on Spotify, this Playlist is for the rest of us. You know:

  • We who are being labeled “conspiracy theorists” – even though we’re not.
  • We who are being characterized as “un-patriotic” – even though we’re not.
  • We who are being attacked as “superspreaders” – even though we’re not.
  • We who are rational and are intelligently digesting both sides of an issue – even though we’re…wait a minute – that’s US!
  • Pariahs

The Dope Show (Marilyn Manson, 1998)
We’re all stars now in the dope show
We’re all stars now in the dope show

Fight For Your Rights (Mötley Crüe, 1985)
Can’t rhyme problem with reason
Not taking sides
Just asking why

Cult of Personality (Living Colour, 1988)
I sell the things you need to be
I’m the smiling face on your T.V.
I’m the cult of personality
I exploit you, still you love me

Lust for Freedom (Grim Reaper, 1987)
You will never get a second chance
You won’t mess with me again

In Fear We Trust (Hatchet, 2015)
The Lies – begin to unfold
Beyond control designed to take hold
It steals – The mind!
So real it feels we taste it at times
We’re Dying – Inside!
Release – The mind – We’re losing time

Symphony of Destruction (Megadeth, 1992)
Just like the pied piper
Led rats through the streets
We dance like Marionettes
Swaying to the symphony
Swaying to the symphony of destruction

Me Against the World (Lizzy Borden, 1987)
If I’m an outcast
I’m not the last
I’m gonna have my say
They’ll never take me in alive

Killing in the Name (Rage Against The Machine, 1991)
…And now you do what they told ya, now you’re under control
…Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me
Motherfucker


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Playlist::Power Walk 6

I’m constantly creating new playlists for my Power Walks. Any new song I add to iTunes is my “favorite” one at the moment. Of course, I never tire of CRASHDÏET’s “Chemical” or the Black Veil Brides’ “In The End” – these are the songs I most often SPRINT to. Did I mention I cannot “jog”? Everyone’s anatomy is different and mine doesn’t do jogging. I feel it instantly in my knees. I can high-impact aerobics until the cows come home and I can RUN VERY FAST for short increments without any complaints from my body.

In Junior High I participated in track (or track-and-field). I was good at two events:  Standing Broad Jump (I could jump a little over 6′ which for someone 5′ tall was evidently quite good.) and the 50-Yard Dash.

When I entered High School my petite stature failed me in the 50-Yard Dash, as there were plenty of girls who were much taller – with longer legs to match. But I could still jump like a grasshopper!

Interspersing sprints in my Power Walk acts in the way High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) does. I also found that because I “bounce” along at a good clip, I was putting my calves, thighs (upper, inner, everywhere), and glutes through their paces!

Plus I’m getting fresh air, sunshine, and plenty of entertainment along the way. This morning I passed a lone goose who was keeping an eye on me as I approached, then decided I was no threat and started plucking the grass blades at its feet (Or maybe it was just PRETENDING to ignore me so it could bite me in the butt as I bounced by…). No longer had I passed the goose when I heard it make a HORRIBLE RACKET. This was over the music which I had turned up fairly loud. Turning around I saw a woman walking her German Shepherd behind me and the goose was giving the dog HELL. The dog did not know what to make of this creature. Finally the goose flew off onto the roof of an apartment house across the street. The dog’s owner and I both shook our heads and laughed – then we all went on our way. With Nature I’ve found, there’s never a dull moment.

I put together this particular Playlist to span 1-1/4 miles (It takes me 22 minutes to walk a mile.) and match my preferred walking pace. Enjoy!

Songs without embedded videos contain links to them on YouTube (Which will open in a new browser window).

9 songs
34 minutes

In The End Black Veil Brides
You Can Call Me Al Paul Simon

My favorite Elton JOHN song. It reminds me of Summer…


The War Song Culture Club

Keep It Comin’ Love KC & The Sunshine Band
Chemical CRASHDÏET
Rock the Night Europe
The Boys Are Back In Town The Bus Boys

Little Bit O’ Soul The Music Explosion

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Playlist::Power Walk 5

We are having a rare spell of warm weather here in the Bay Area. It’s 75° right now and supposed to get up to 77° by 3:00! What better way to celebrate than to Power Walk around the neighborhood enjoying the sunshine (Vitamin D baby.), fresh air, and killer tunes!

17 songs
1 hour, 9 minutes

Black Veil Brides
A new favorite.

– and I cannot get enough of this song!!


Chemical


CRASHDÏET

Flashback Heart Attack E-ZO

Crazy Nights Loudness
Get the Funk Out Extreme
(You Can Still) Rock in America Night Ranger

You can still Rock in America? FUCK YEAH!


Sheena is a Punk Rocker Ramones
Are You Gonna Be My Girl Jet
Once Bitten, Twice Shy Great White

Rock the Night Europe

Fire Woman The Cult

Sunday Bloody Sunday U2
Boys Are Back in Town The Busboys
Walking On Sunshine Katrina & The Waves
The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss) Cher

The Reflex Duran Duran
Kicks Paul Revere & The Raiders

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Playlist::The 60’s and 70’s

I haven’t published a Workout Playlist in a while but got inspired during my Power Walk this afternoon. Here’s what I listened to. (Seems I’m on a nostalgia kick right now…)

There may be one or two without embedded videos, in which case I’ve included links to ones on YouTube (which will open in a new browser window).

17 songs
56 minutes

The Boys Are Back In Town (1976) Thin Lizzy
All I Really Want to Do (1965) Cher
Gypsies, Tramps, and Thieves (1971) Cher
Dark Lady (1973) Cher
Half-Breed (1973) Cher
I’m a big fan and saw her perform live – once back in the 1970’s at the now-defunct Circle Star Theater and again in Reno during the early 1980’s (Where she shook my hand and gave me a 1000-watt smile. I was on cloud-nine…)
The Beat Goes On (1967) Sonny & Cher
Pride of Man (1968) Quicksilver Messenger Service
Just Like Me (1966) Paul Revere & the Raiders

Aaaah, Mark Lindsay. He’s not quite a Beefcake,
but I may have to start a new series entitled Hunks
just to celebrate this gorgeous man.

Kicks (1966) Paul Revere & the Raiders
Dance, Dance, Dance (1965) The Beach Boys
Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) (1971) Paul Revere & the Raiders
Runaround Sue (1961) Dion
That’s the Way (I Like It) (1974) KC & The Sunshine Band

How to do The Bump

Keep It Comin’ Love (1976) KC & The Sunshine Band
What About Me? (1970) Quicksilver Messenger Service

Aaaah, Dino Valenti
– he looked a little like my first boyfriend.

Sheena is a Punk Rocker (1977) The Ramones

I had a black Telescope goldfish. Named her Sheena.
(Sheena is a punk fishy. Sheena is a punk fishy. Sheena is a punk fishy now…)
Aaah, Joey Ramone – need I say more?

London Calling (1979) The Clash

(Ending this on a serious note.)

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Playlist::Dance Moves

This Playlist is great for Power Walks AND Mëtal Aerobix!

Some of the songs you’re probably familiar with. Quite a few are attached to a dance sequence that inspires me.(There may be one or two without embedded videos, in which case I’ve included links which will open in a new browser window.)

I hope these’ll inspire you to get up, shake your booty, and show us YOUR Dance Moves!

17 songs
1 hour, 10 minutes

Show Me How You Burlesque
Burlesque (2010)
Christina Aguilara
Express
Burlesque (2010)
Christina Aguilara
Conga Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
Gloria
Flashdance (1983)
Laura Branigan
Maniac
Flashdance (1983)
Michael Sembello

Don’t EVER bounce when you stretch!

You Don’t Have to Ask
Sing (1989)
Nia Peeples
Cold Hearted Paula Abdul

An homage to a scene from All That Jazz

Don’t Cha Pussycat Dolls
I Wanna Dance with Somebody Whitney Houston

I re-word this when I sing to Diego:
Oh, I wanna dance with some kitty
I wanna feel the heat with some kitty
Yeah, I wanna dance with some kitty
With some kitty who loves me…≋;>

Far From Over
Staying Alive (1983)
Frank Stallone

The song appears twice in the movie.
Here, both scenes are seamlessly spliced together:

(We Dance) So Close To the Fire
Staying Alive (1983)
Thomas Faragher

My favorite dance scene in Staying Alive.

So Tuff
Tuff Turf (1985)
Jack Mack & The Heart Attack

This song accompanies the End Credits,
but the video here is a compilation of scenes from the movie:

In Havana
The Warriors (1979)
Kenny Vance & Ismael Miranda

A compilation of scenes from The Warriors:

The Glamorous Life Sheila E.
Disco Inferno
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
The Trammps

A compilation of scenes:

Fame
Fame (1980)
Irene Cara
The Way You Make Me Feel
Center Stage (2000)
Michael Jackson

I LOVE this dance scene!

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