Grrr... I just realized that if you start typing, and then click "Go Advanced" without saving, poof! goes your blog.
What I was saying that today was R&B day. The playlist is below, and the "dancing banana" best song was "Mercy" by Duffy, which was also the inspiration for the mix because of an article Jim Thornton left for me. It's about music boosting endurance, and they suggested Duffy as a good artist to work out to. They were not wrong.
When the song came on, I switched from kicking freestyle with a board to backstroke kick so I could hear the underwater speaker better. It rest of it went like this:
What Is Hip?, Tower of Power
Love and Happiness, Al Green
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (2000 Box Set Version), Diana Ross & The Supremes
Back To Black, Amy Winehouse
Do I Need You, Ann Peebles
Hot Pants Pt. 1, James Brown
Baby I Love You, Aretha Franklin
Superfly (Superfly), Curtis Mayfield
Back to Mephis, David Sanborn
School Boy Crush, Average White Band
Buttered Popcorn, The Supremes
I'm Lookin' For a Love, Bobby Womack
Can't Hide Love, Earth, Wind & Fire
Que Sera Sera, Sly & The Family Stone
What it Comes Down To, The Isley Brothers
Wat Does It Take, Jr. Walker & the All Stars
I Was Made to Love Her, Lenny Williams
Rehab, Amy Winehouse
That's the Way Love Is, Marvin Gaye
Respect, Aretha Franklin -This can be on every workout playlist, every day, and I'd be cool with that.
I Didn't Know the Meaning of Pain, Otis Clay
Pain In My Heart, Otis Redding
I Believe I Can Fly (Space Jam), R Kelly
Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles
The best song besides Duffy was of course "Hot Pants" because how could it not be? Reminded me of that great episode of Season 8 of The Simpsons, when Homer eats a Guatemalan Insanity Pepper and breaks the lighthouse while a tanker is in the neighborhood. Cut to the tanker...
Sea Captain: Arr, matey. Nary a warning light to be seen. 'Tis clear sailing ahead for our precious cargo.I really, really wanted to get the video clip for that scene for you all (must be a giving blogger,) but I have no idea how to create one that isn't readily available on the internet, and when you Google "Hot Pants Simpsons" you mostly get this:
Sailor: Uh, would that be the hot pants, sir?
Sea Captain: Aye, the hot pants.
...as they near the rocks under the broken lighthouse...
Sea Captain: Jonathan Livingston Seagull! We're on a collision course! Hard a-starboard!
Sailor: [just checking] Uh, port?
Sea Captain: [quietly] Aye, port.
Then the credits roll as the tanker hits land and hot pants wash to shore and everyone dances to "Who Wears Short Shorts?"
Note: must acquire that song.
(Guess who's trying to have the most popular blog ever? At least with the guys...)
Er, we also did a workout today. It felt like a lot more than the 3700 yards it was. Probably because I did 2 75's of fly, which is more than I normally like to do:
400 IM Drill
12x25 IM, 4 drill, 4 kick, 4 stroke
6x75 fast swim
250, 50 EZ + 200 IM
250, 50 EZ + 200 IM
4x125, 2 swim, 2 stroke for time
... then I had to go to work. In full-coverage pants.