I was going to a Rambling On for today but I got distracted by YouTube.
My last Run to the Music was the beginning of January and prior to that was just before Big Sur in April 2018. I don’t do this very often. Possibly because I can listen to the same thing for a very long time. Actually since I realized that an Amazon Prime comes with streaming music too I have been branching out more than I used to.
However, I always come back to Shinedown. I’ve loved this band since Sound of Madness back in 2003 ish. Actually Sound of Madness might be my ringtone still. One thing about just upgrading your iPhone every year is that those settings just roll over. And my phone is on silent 95% of the time. This isn’t the first time they’ve made the blog or Instagram.
This isn’t even the song I meant to share at the beginning of this post. But I fell down a hole of videos and spent some time there. This also isn’t even the original version of the song but I think it’s better than the original. And it’s something we could all stand to hear sometimes.
Definitely a different vibe than Monsters which is what I went looking for on YouTube. But I can listen to this song on repeat for days. It helps that I have 3 versions. And if I ever manage to face the pain and get that tattoo I’ve wanted- I have a feeling one of their lyrics will be my second. Yes, I was born in the 80’s and I know that is cheesy.
Oops, last time I shared a music post was just before Big Sur. Yikes! I would like to get better at that. Not because I am saying I have great music taste- I know I have odd music taste- but because I find them fun to read and fun to share.
Today’s adventure brings a song from one of my all time favorite bands. It’s a fair sight pop-ier than usual for them and at first I was on the fence. Then I was wasn’t. Now, I can’t help but love it. Plus it’s great for running, it’s hard to feel like you’re working hard when it comes up on the playlist.
Not The Only One- Papa Roach
On one hand, I am bummed it’s only a lyric video but knowing how odd their videos can get sometimes, maybe it’s a good thing. Oh and if you have an issue with flashing lights- be warned.
I like that it actually has a good message and isn’t as cranky as most of my music😛 Plus, it makes me randomly dance on the run. 🏃♀️
Oh, for crying out loud, I haven’t shared a music post since June 21??? How the flip did that happen? Also, I started these posts when I was training for San Francisco in 2016 and I am only on 9? Slacker.
Well, it’s a good thing I have 2 songs today then.
I went to grab this video for this post and fell down a YouTube hole watching ALL the Shinedown videos. I could spend a long time there.
Ok, back to the post- I love this band, this band has got me through training and with be with me on race day and if I have my way, I will see them in concert in August. 🤞 I’ve been a fan for years and can find a song to fit any purpose. If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen me reference them in a #tbt post last week. And FYI, they have the best cover of Simple Man from Lynyrd Skynyrd ever, actually it might be the best version ever. Yes, I said that.
I loved this song when it first came out just because it was awesome, seriously, I’m hard pressed to think of one of their songs I don’t like- but then I watched a behind the scenes about the meaning of the song. The “devil” being referred to is the thing that scares you whatever that may be. So for me right now that could be the miles, the hills, my leg, my side- I have so many options! So, yeah, I will playing this when things are getting heavy… like my legs. 😛
Side note- love the band, love the song but the video is a little odd. I could have done with the baby bird moment. Chew your own damn food.🤣
Papa Roach- Born for Greatness
On the other hand, this video is awesome if you stick around to the end. I’ve shared this song before actually- last April with only a lyric video- but it hasn’t left ANY of my playlists since. In fact it spawned my motto for the year- Sound the Alarm. However I never hit publish on that post so surprise! This song reminds me that we can be better and do better if we only wake up. And I try not to whine too much when I think about the fact that they are on tour in CA this year but it either doesn’t fit my schedule or is in a town I won’t go to at night. 😢
I have another song that helps get me up hills these days but I’ll save that for another day.
It’s been an interesting week…at least it’s felt that way. Has it felt that way to anyone else?
I’m not a usually a fan of Justin Timberlake- don’t disown me- but I’m really liking that new Say Something song. Who am I???
Speaking of music, the local Fair has started announcing the summer lineup and they are stepping up this year. I know I’ll be going at least twice. I missed Florida George Line the last time they came so I’m not going to now. And Gabriel Iglesias is coming too. Fluffy!!!!! Could care less about Luke Bryan or Eric Church though. 😛
But how are we talking about summer already??? Wasn’t it just Christmas?? I’m already registering for races in October (more on that later). Slow down!
Speaking of things to disown me for- I don’t watch This Is Us. There, I confessed. I feel better now.😂