April 18, 2007
Inexcusable Ipod Selections
Music is one of the best ways Crabby has found to make exercising less gruesome. A pounding beat and a catchy melody, especially when timed to match one's own footfalls or pedal strokes or pogo-stick boing-boings or whatever--can do wonders in turning a grim chore into an actual exhilarating experience. At least on good days.
But finding good music is hard. (And the the criteria for "good" is incredibly subjective, as Crabby will discuss in a future post). If one is being virtuous and exercising regularly, the old tunes can start sounding stale awfully fast.
So have you, dear readers, ever found yourself downloading shamefully cheesy music just because it has the right beat? I'm not talking just your average shallow pop music, but the sort of songs that are just so over the top awful you'd have to swallow your Ipod whole before you'd ever let anyone catching you listening to them?
True confession time. Crabby will go first.
Some of the cheesiest tunes she has on her Ipod are selections from "Classic Cardio Workout 2." Crabby was going to link directly to the itunes download page so that readers could judge for themselves, but she realized that you'd need to already have itunes loaded on your computer for the link to work. And Crabby recognizes that not everyone has the infernal devices and their software, at least not yet.
So she will try to explain. This amazing album is not just classical music set to a disco beat--embarassing enough--but it's a particularly exercrable example of the genre. The songs have this cheap synthesizery sound straight out of a porn movie or an infomercial. And yet, Crabby is secretly happy she owns these terrible tunes. She gets all bouncy and energetic whenever one of them pops up on shuffle from her playlist.
So is something horribly wrong with Crabby? Or do others of you have any similar dark secrets to share?