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This week Playlist Thursday is all about songs from our teenage years. Those songs, good or bad, that remind of us adolesence. I went to Jr. High and Highschool in the 90s in a small Nova Scotian town and I was a huge fan of the Halifax music scene. These three bands were favourites of mine and always bring back fond memories – no angst over here with these songs.

Before I get to my choices for this week let’s recap how the Playlist Thursday format works:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

Thanks again for hosting Pavement Runner. It’s always a good time.

Something Old

Artist: Sloan

Title: Underwhelmed

Side note: A list about my teenage years just wouldn’t be complete without Sloan. You may remember my love for Sloan from this playlist but here’s something you don’t know yet: I collected everything Sloan I could get my hands on back in the day. Magazines, stickers, newspaper clippings, etc. I put it all in yellow file folder and still have it to this day.

Quotable: “She was underwhelmed if that’s a word. I know it’s not cause I looked it up. It’s one of those skills that I learned in my school.”

Something New

Artist: Joel Plaskett Emergency

Title: Nowhere with you

Side note: Joel Plaskett was originally in the band Thrush Hermit back in the 90s. Thrush Hermit were signed with Murderecords in Halifax, which was started by members of Sloan. Joel Plaskett continues to make music to this day. This isn’t a new song but it is on my playlist and one of my favourites.

Quotable: “Hey good-lookin. Why the frown? You always look better when it’s upside down.”

Something to consider

Artist: The Super Friendz

Title: Karate Man

Side note: Superfriendz were also signed to Murderecords and a big part of the Halifax music scene in the 90s. During a highschool English field trip to Halifax some friends and I went to the offices of Murderecords and scored a bunch of free stuff, including a signed poster of Sloan. Basically, everything comes back to Sloan when we’re talking about my teen years.

Quotable: “Karate man, karate man. Dressed in plain clothes no one knows who you are.”


What songs remind you of your teen years?

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1. I baked muffins the other day because I was cold. Our furnace isn’t turned on yet and using the oven was the only way to get the chill out of the house. The pumpkin chocolate chip walnut muffins I made were an added bonus.

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2. Lincoln has been requesting a bath once, sometimes twice, a day all week. Bath time always turns into coffee time. Lincoln is a most excellent host.

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3. Teagan is very sensitive to caffeine to the point where if I eat too much chocolate she is affected. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that I was stoked to find this bag of decaf hidden in the pantry.

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4. I have been hoarding this jar of pumpkin butter from Trader Joes for almost a year. I opened it the other day and it is now only half full. Looks like the family needs to go on a trip to Spokane, WA soon.

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5. I mentioned in yesterday’s post that I love the band Sloan. Unfortunately I seem to have failed in my fan duties because they played at a winery less than an hour from where we live and I didn’t know until after the fact. *sigh*

6. Second row seats for Jason Mraz next week will more than make up for number 5.

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It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner. This is my first time participating and I’m excited to join in on the fun. It’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week’s theme is Epic songs: Let’s break out the big songs. The epic ones that will live on forever (good or bad). The anthems, the songs that go down in history as “the song of your generation.”

I decided to go with a Canadian theme…

Something Old

Artist: Bryan Adams

Title: Summer of 69

Side Note: Every artist has a song where at every concernt, after singing the first line, the audience takes over and finishes singing the song in unison. This is definitely one of those songs for Bryan Adams. It is also my go-to karaoke song.

Quotable: “Oh, when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice, yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life.”

Something Current

Artist: Carly Rae Jespen

Title: Call Me Maybe

Side Note: Carley Rae Jespen was a contestant on Canadian Idol (the awkward cousin of American Idol) back in 2007. I think it’s safe to say this song will go down in history as the theme song for the summer of 2012.

Quotable: “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me, maybe.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Sloan

Title: Unkind

Side Note: The band Sloan, as a whole, is epic to me. I was obsessed with them in highschool back in the 90s. Don’t believe me? I somehow convinced my grade 12 geography teacher to let me write my term project on them. Years later I brought the same paper with me to one of Sloan’s concerts and had them all sign it. This song is off of their current album.

Quotable: “Are you ready? For this to take a hold of you?”

Head on over to Pavement Runner to check out his epic picks.

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I have finally finished putting together my running play list. I’m not sure how much of it I will listen to during the race, it all depends on how long I stick with the pace bunny because I don’t want to be rude and listen to music while running with a group of people I don’t know. I am still tired after my 10 mile run yesterday (the last run of this training session!), and I spent all day yesterday at the Festival of the Grape, so  I haven’t had time to write my long run recap yet.

In the meantime, here is my completed running play list. A few songs have been removed and a few have been added. If you have a song that I simply MUST have on the list let me know!

  1. Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
  2. Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
  3. Single Ladies – Beyonce
  4. You can call me Al – Paul Simon
  5. Push It [Again] remix – Salt-N-Pepa
  6. Welcome to the World – Kevin Rudolf
  7. Unkind – Sloan
  8. Misery – Maroon 5
  9. I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston
  10. Make some Noise – Beastie Boys
  11. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
  12. Get Ready for This – Workout remix
  13. Doctor Jones – Aqua
  14. The Rest of my Life – Sloan
  15. Hot Dog – LMFAO
  16. Hey Kids – David Usher
  17. Rolling in the Deep – Adele
  18. Anybody Listening – Classified
  19. Telephone – Lady Gaga
  20. Dirty Little Girl – Shwayze
  21. Happen Now – Joel Plaskett
  22. Electric Feel – MGMT
  23. The World As I See It – Jason Mraz
  24. Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
  25. Thunderstruck – AC/DC
  26. Oh…Canada – Classified
  27. Two Princes – Spin Doctors
  28. Push – Moist
  29. Dog Days are Over – Florence + the Machine
  30. Little Lion Man – Mumford & Sons
  31. Your Love – The Outfield
  32. Leave me Alone (I’m Lonely) – Pink
  33. The Dynamo of Volition – Jason Mraz
  34. Breakin’ Up – Rilo Kiley
  35. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  36. Jump – Van Halen
  37. F**k You – Cee Lo Green
  38. Lights – Ellie Goulding
  39. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  40. Say Hey (I Love You) – Micheal Franti
  41. When Love Takes Over – David Guetta
  42. Just Breath – Pearl Jam
  43. Always Feel this Way – Tristain Prettyman

This is the order I would ideally listen to these songs but for some reason my iPod likes to put them on shuffle. I’m still trying to figure out how to stop that from happening. The total time of the play list is 2.7 hours – just over my goal time of 2.5 hours for the half-marathon.

Only 6 days left!

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