Friday, September 16, 2011

Getting Crap Done Music

I'm in need of assistance here.  See, it's Friday, and I've got fun waiting for me, but I have un-fun things to do first.  And, perhaps because I'm not very grown-up yet, or because I'm merely human, or for whatever reason, I'm lacking motivation to get the stuff done I have to do, so that I can move on to the things I want to do.

I want to skip to the end, like eating ice cream for breakfast.

Not that I've ever done that.  And, hypothetically speaking, if I had done that, it's really not like music would have helped.  Hypothetically, of course.

But today, it feels like music would help.  The problem: ever since music started costing money (i.e.- napster became illegal and disappeared/went legit), I haven't really added any songs to my music collection.  And, curiously enough, the music I found inspiring back then (uhm, at... 14?) is not really doing it for me any more.  

Enter you.  What music really gets you inspired, gets you moving?  I'm talking fast-paced, exciting, non-explicit music that I can rock out to on my headphones whilst getting crap done.  I recently got a gift card in the mail from the Blood Donation Center or Red Cross or somewhere for 5 free songs, to thank me for giving blood.  Hi, have we met?  I'm an American Hero.

My playlist so far:
Yes I have a Zune.
No, I don't wish it was an iPod.
Crazy Train (Black Sabbath)
Foreplay/Long Time (Boston)
Eye of the Tiger (Journey)
I Got a Feeling & Pump It (Black-Eyed Peas)
Rock You Like a Hurricane (Scorpions)
We Built This City (Starship)
Centerfold (The J. Geils Band)

So this should give you an idea of where I'm starting from.  Yes, I know only two of those songs were actually recorded while I was alive.  I can't help that I'm ahead of my time.  I'm not opposed to new music, I just never really know what to look for.  I only know about the 'Peas because of Sunday/Monday night football. 

Grateful for your assistance,


  1. Maroon 5, Peas are a definite! 80s hair bands are also great for my let's get our butts moving music! I wish I had my i-Pod here to look at cleaning music.

  2. @Trina,

    Cleaning music, exactly! If you ever get to your iPod, I'd love to hear more suggestions! Going to add Maroon 5 now, thanks!

    <3 Mariah

  3. Anonymous9/16/2011

    I hate to split hairs, but shouldn't it be GETTIN' Crap Done music?

  4. I have some music that helps me get stuff done that is more mellow but still motivates me. Can I suggest: anything by Ingrid Michaelson, Coldplay, and Sara Groves. Sara and Ingrid are my feel good music choices and when I feel good, I want to get work done. I would Suggest Sara Groves, Add to the Beauty and Fireflies and Songs.


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