Ah, Sunday. One of my least favorite days of the week. Why, you ask? Well, not only because I have to work every Sunday from now until I get my life together and find a real job, but also because no one else I know works on Sundays, and the prospect of returning to work on Monday casts a depressing pall over the world.
Luckily, there’s a mix tape for you all to enjoy!
Have you guys seen the video of the kid who came within one second of setting a new American record for the fastest mile? It’s pretty impressive. Even in missing the record, the kid (and I call him that even though he’s just three years younger than me) Galen Rupp, finished with the fifth fastest time ever. I think my fastest mile ever was a shade over six minutes. 6:04. Hell, even when I ran this last marathon my average mile most of the way was about 8:15, and my fastest “lap” ever in a marathon (half or full) was 7:24. Then again, those are pace-based races…my fastest mile in a 5K was 6:58… which is still over three minutes slower than Rupp’s almost-record-setting mile. Also my 6:04 was downhill. So basically I suck at running.
Congrats, Galen Rupp. This one’s for you!
RULES for uninitiated noobs: I give birth to a weekly Mix Tape to be deposited on your iPods or Zunes or Kingklangs or whatever the industry is currently pushing on you. Sometimes there will be themes that link all the songs together, other times I’ll just throw songs at a wall (not literally) and see what sticks. No theme this week. The goal of this endeavor, as always, is to pique your interest in these artists so you’ll support the artists and buy their albums.
Sunday Mix Tape – Number 293
For Galen Rupp’s 3:50 Mile
01. Ken Boothe – Artibella
02. Theologian – Zero
03. Marissa Nadler – Mayflower May
04. Wilhelm Kleinbach – The Sultry Dance Of Death
05. Umberto – Night Fantasy
06. World’s End Girlfriend – Helter Skelter Cha-Cha-Cha
07. Teenage Filmstars – Carnaby Smooth
08. Henrik Nordvargr Bjorkk – Khon
09. Reeks And The Wrecks – The Waltz
10. Benoit Pioulard – Margin
11. Cabaret Voltaire – Split Second Feeling
12. Sand – On The Corner
13. Stars Of The Lid – The Funeral