One of my new favourite YouTube channels is the GoPro channel. It’s an awesome channel for vicarious adventures, and some great music I wasn’t aware of. One of my favourite videos is this promo of the GoPro HERO6:
I’ve been listening to two artists I hadn’t come across until recently. The first artist who’s new to me is an Israeli artist/band called Narkis. I head their song ״ממה אתה בורח״ (“What are you running from?”) in a Spotify playlist titled ״בדרך״ yesterday, and I’m obsessed:
I went looking for a music video for this song, and this video is the closest I’ve come to seeing this song performed live – what a presence!
Another artist I started listening to, and enjoy, is Claire Guerreso, whose track “Ashes” was featured in a powerful scene on the TV show, Lucifer, that my wife and I have been binging for the last month or so:
This track is wonderful, and a powerful theme for that particular scene in the show. Another terrific track is “Skipping Stones”:
The movie didn’t do well at the Box Office, and a series of sequels was scrapped. That’s a big pity. I really enjoyed how the movie was made, and the main actors. It was pretty clearly a Guy Ritchie movie, but then again, I like his style.
Here’s the soundtrack, if you’d like to get a feel for the movie:
I’ve been running for the last two months (not continuously), and I’ve experimented with some sort of audio accompaniment to help pass the time.
I started off listening to podcasts, and while this helped me get through more of my podcast backlog, listening to podcasts doesn’t really give me that extra oompf to get up the hills.
So I switched over to some music. I started off with “9 Dead Alive” by Rodrigo y Gabriela, but then it disappeared from Spotify (for me at least). I then bought the album, and loaded it onto my phone to play through another audio app on my phone
That worked for a run or two until I felt the need for something different. In the past, I’ve tended to go for movie soundtracks when I worked out, specifically instrumental soundtracks. With music from the likes of Batman, the Flash, and more, the playlist definitely has the drama to get up those hills.
Still, it didn’t quite hit the spot for me. So I looked at some of the music I’ve been listening to lately, and came up with my current “Going for a run” playlist:
This music isn’t exactly what you’d hear in a gym, or otherwise associate with some sort of workout but what I like about these songs is that they tend to have a great cadence for my current running pace.
I’ve used this playlist for about a week or so, and so far it’s helped move me along my current route at a decent pace.