Thursday, April 28, 2016

Music - Gotta Have It

I'm a music lover. That said, I love a huge variety of music and my tastes are very eclectic. At the bottom of my LJ and DW posts is always a musical selection I've chosen for the day - almost always classical music. But what I listen to in my car and at the gym is exclusively Rock, or to be more specific, heavy metal. I haven't done a musical listing in a while, so thought I'd list the last ten songs I listened to - these were on while I was swimming yesterday, before I bought some new music and tweaked my playlist. So ... here's my music in the order of how the shuffle came up.

Most of the songs last for 2-3 laps in the pool, but there are exceptions that last longer. What I look for is a good beat that is at least 60 bpm.

Godsmack - Whatever ( - This is an old song, the video is more than six years old and really isn't a video as much as a replay. But the beat is great and just keeps me going whenever it plays.

Chevelle - Take Out the Gunman ( - The song's been out for a while, but still has a great sound. The video is fan-made from clips in 2011 and it's clips from "We Need to Talk About Kevin".

Megadeth - Sweating Bullets ( - Here's a band that's been around for a while with great music. This is the official video but it's not bad. I love the stops and starts in the song, it creates a really good pace for my swimming strokes.

Great lyrics, great song, great beat. Yeah! 

Skillet - Monster ( - The video makes me squirm a bit - not fond of needles, etc., but the music is great. Again, this is an older song, but it works for me today as well as yesterday.

Metallica - Master of Puppets ( - The video on this is a live performance that was used in the Metallica movie "Metallica Through the Never". There are a lot of other videos out there for this song - it's an oldie but goodie. To be perfectly honest, I think I have four or five Metallica songs on my playlist, so the band comprises more than 5% of my 80-song roster. Guess I love Metallica.

Amaranthe - Massive Addictive ( - Good beat and pushing drive make this a great song to get me started on my ten-lap warmup.

Apocalyptica - Cold Blood ( - Apocalyptica is a unique sound - cellos which make my heart sing and my feet pound. When I was a classical cellist I never would have imagined using the instrument this way, but I love it.

Theory of a Deadman - Angel ( - This one is almost too lyrical, but I still like it. It might drop off the next re-do of my exercise run, but currently it's still a great song.

I love Halestorm. Originally started by Lizzie Hale, her brother and
her father, now it's Lizzie and her brother with two others and they
just ROCK! 

Halestorm - Amen ( - How I adore Lizzie Hale. She can coax, she can growl, and she can totally rock! Without doubt, one of the top female artists doing metal these days.

So there you go - a few songs and videos to keep you going today. I haven't done a playlist post for quite a while, and it seemed like a fun thing to do. Have a great Thursday, I'm off to the gym.

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