I'm a sucker for those free trial magazine offers. The most recent one I succumbed to is Martha Stewart's new publication called Blueprint.
I really like the magazine, and will definitely send in my check to start the subscription. But I'm not sure I'm exactly in their demographics. Maybe I'm a Blueprint wannabe.
The reason I say this is based on just one little snippet from their "Out & About" section, which is tagged as "knowledge and niceties for a well-lived life." A music list called "If You Like That, Try This" offers three categories for several music genres: You've heard, You might not have heard and You'll probably like.
I recognize more of the "You might not have heards" than either of the other two categories. I was taken aback that in the Rock category, Blueprint thinks their readers might not have heard of the Clash.
I must be older than I think I am.
There's a well-written article for beginning runners, including a playlist of motivating music. If you go to the website, they're continuing to add playlists throughout the fall. I'm downloading the Fun Run list as I type.
I've been downloading lots of music lately – iTunes should give me a discount – for some CD mixes I'm putting together for Christmas gifts. I've been listening to the new music while I walk, but I really should have a little notepad with me because it's hard to remember which ones I really love by the time I get home. When I hit the driveway all I'm thinking about is water and a shower!
[Speaking of which, our well is still acting up, but the repairman promised he'd be here Wednesday. If it doesn't rain.]
Yesterday I plugged into the list I'd compiled for Mr. Shrinking Knitter, who is a psychiatrist. Who knew there were so many songs about mental illness? Who knew someone would actually create a comprehensive list and publish it to Wikipedia? I'm glad they did, though. While Mr. Shrinking Knitter's musical tastes run more to Bach and Haydn, I think he'll like some of the ones I chose and it should make his drive to work a little more entertaining. Who wouldn't be entertained by that old classic, "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!"?
Anyway, listening to this mix got me running again. Four miles on hills in less than an hour. How could I not pick up the pace listening to Pat Benatar's "Anxiety (Get Nervous)" or Barenaked Ladies' "Crazy"? You can view the iMix list here. [iTunes required.]