Running Playlist O – S

  1. Oblivion. Grimes.
  2. Oh L’Amour. Erasure
  3. Oh My God. Ida Maria
  4. Om Mangalam. Anu Malik
  5. On Top Of The World. Imagine Dragons.
  6. Our Trip. The Thermals.(this one is great if you’re feeling angtsy)
  7. Party Like A Rock Star. Shop Boyz
  8. Party Rock Anthem. LMAFAO
  9. Pass The Mic. Beastie Boys.
  10. People Got a Lot Of Nerve. Neko Case.
  11. A Pillar Of Salt. The Thermals.
  12. Pumped Up Kicks. Foster The People.
  13. Ranking Full Stop. The English Beat
  14. Red Eyed Troll. The Muffs.
  15. Rock It For Me. Caravan Palace.
  16. Romance. Wild Flag.
  17. Safari Disco Club. Yelle
  18. Safe and Sound. Capital Cities.
  19. Salty Dog. Flogging Molly.
  20. Shake It Off. Taylor Swift.

Other parts of the list:


Running Playlist L – N


What are your favorite running songs?

Here are a few of mine.

  1. Let Forever Be. The Chemical Brothers
  2. Magic. B.o.B.
  3. Me Gustas Tu. Manu Chao
  4. The Middle. Jimmy Eat World
  5. Mr. Mastodon Farm. Cake
  6. My Body. Young The Giant
  7. Need You Now. Cut Copy
  8. Never Listen To Me. The Thermals
  9. Not Like Any Other Feeling. The Thermals

Other parts of the list:

Running Playlist I – L

  1. I Gotta Feeling (The Black Eyed Peas) This is potentially embarrassing, but It makes me feel good when I hear it. so there.
  2. I Love It (Icona Pop).
  3. I Turn My Camera On (Spoon)
  4. I Wanna Get Better (Bleachers)
  5. I’m Not Ready (Surfer Blood)
  6. I’m Shipping Up To Boston (Dropkick Murphys)
  7. Insane In The Brain (Cypress Hill)
  8. It’s Real (Real Estate)
  9. Jump Around (House Of Pain)
  10. Lay Me Down (The Dirty Heads)

The rest of the list:

Running Playlist: H – I

  1. Happy House (The Juan Maclean)
  2. Harlem (New Politics)
  3. Heads Will Roll (Yeah yeah yeahs)
  4. Help I’m Alive (Metric)
  5. Here’s Your Future (Thermals)
  6. Horizons (An Horse)
  7. How Do I know (Here We Go Magic)
  8. i (Kendrick Lamar)
  9. I Called Out Your Name (Thermals)
  10. I Feel It All (Feist)

Sunday Runday – running playlist A – G


Here are some of my favorite running songs. What are yours?

  1. Age of Consent by New Order.
  2. Baba O’Riley
  3. Breaking Point (by Chicharones)
  4. Cause You Can (Birdmonster)
  5. Dancing With Myself
  6. Disco Partizani (Shantel)
  7. Eraser (No Age)
  8. GDFR (Flo Rida)
  9. Genesis (Grimes)
  10. The Great Divide (The Mowglis)

I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling

Get your kicks on Route 66

The desert. I promised I would write about the desert.

A couple of months ago I visited my Dad and stepmother at their new winter home in Needles California. Needles is on the border of California and Arizona, located in the Mojave Desert. I mentioned in an earlier blog post that I grew up in Spokane, WA, which is on the edge of a desert, and we drove through it on our way to other places. So my experience with the desert is limited to the High Desert of Eastern Washington.

I was delighted to finally visit this part of the country. I’ve never been to Arizona. I had an interesting reaction to this place. I felt very at-home here. It surprised me, frankly. I am not a hot-weather person. Physically, I don’t do well in anything above 80 degrees. But the heat didn’t bother me on this trip. I was really entranced by the place. It’s stunning in it’s stark beauty. The emptiness calmed me, made me feel at peace.

The history is interesting as well. Needles is on Route 66 and was once a very thriving town. The town has fallen into poverty in the years since Route 66 is no longer used as much. There are lots of vestiges from this time period. It’s both romantic and sad at the same time.

Here are some photos I took while I was there. The color shots were taken with my pinhole camera, and the black and white were made with an Olympus XA.

I was hoping to make it to the Grand Canyon, but unfortunately we couldn’t get out there this time. It is, for sure, on the books for next year.

You can read about Oatman Arizona at Pinhole Obscura, where I recently wrote a blog post about it. Many of the photos above were taken there.