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It’s Life Gym But Not as We Know It

Five weeks ago I posted here about joining a gym. I’m  still going! Does that count as an achievement? Maybe. If I’d made going to the gym a New Year’s Resolution I’d be into February. The common wisdom is that that is unusual.

I actually like going to the gym. Previously I exercised using wii fit. Despite the wii being in my flat, obviously, I never quite felt like exercising. There was no time before work and I was tired after work. The gym is better exercise yet doing that after work feels easier. This is probably because when you get home you want to slump.

The annoying thing about the gym is the music. Sometimes there is multiple competing music. The gym is open plan so when there is a class it’s music, or in my view noise, plays on top of the general music. Meanwhile I’m trying to listen to my own music.

Exercising with music makes it easier. I find it gives you something to aim for. When the current treadmill level gets too difficult I’ll try and wait to the end of the song to reduce it.

The music is my only real gripe about the gym. It does seem just a tad strange to have it when most everyone has MP3 players or phones.

What’s on my gym playlist?

Okay I’ll tell you.

Don’t judge me.

Please.

I actually have three playlists, of different lengths, because sometimes you only feel like exercising for a short time. This is my long playlist…

  1. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Main Title – (Without voice-over and the tune is a little different)
  2. Go the DistanceEmma Blackery
  3. Dancing in the RainRuth Lorenzo
  4. Would You Be Happier?The Corrs
  5. Hunter of StarsSebalter
  6. Bring it All BackS Club 7
  7. Tick – Tock Mariya Yaremchuk
  8. Hard Rock HallelujahLordi
  9. Calm After the StormThe Common Linnets
  10. Two in A Million – S Club 7
  11. 99 Red BalloonsNena
  12. Children of the UniverseMolly
  13. Everybody Wants Ya – S Club 7
  14. OpaGiorgos Alkaios & Friends
  15. Fear the Future – Emma Blackery
  16. ShineTolmachevy Sisters
  17. No More Cry – The Corrs
  18. SatelliteLena
  19. I Quit – Hepburn
  20. Star Trek: The Next Generation – End Credits

Yeah… Star Trek, Eurovision, S Club… well there you go….

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Crossover

Since meeting Hannah Spearritt the other week I’ve been on an S Club shtick. I’ve been playing my favorites of their songs over and over. I remember when I first got Seeing Double I played it every morning, over breakfast, for about a week. Why my brother and father allowed that I don’t know. The other explanation is that I’m misremembering.

Strange things come to mind when… actually strange things always come to my mind… looking at stuff on line. Anyway… one of the things that the internet does that is quite fun is mashup videos. One of my favorites is this…

Unlike other mashups Tim Ruben has chosen his own scenes. Some of these mashups just swop out one audio for another.

Someone has also done a mashup of Babylon 5 and the Spice Girls. Babylon 5 is about questions. Have a look at this clip. By the way don’t watch this if you haven’t seen Babylon 5. Showing this is like showing you this

As Sheridan says the Shadows asking the question ‘What do you want?’ This links quite nicely with the Spice Girls song Wannabe. The Spice Girls also had a song called ‘Who do you think you are?‘ – might that work for the Vorlons?

Anyway that brings me to S Club. Bring it all Back, their first single, has the line ‘Hold on to what you try to be your individuality…’ … To my strange mind I think of this…

This still stands up as one of the best cliffhangers every. It is certainly the best of the Star Trek cliffhangers.

Incidentally does anyone know what Bring it all Back is supposed to mean?

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