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Posted April 9, 2011 by joyestee in Uncategorized

As the wheel spins   Leave a comment

Sometimes I think I should have named my blog “As the Wheel Spins” instead of “Through a lens” because I tend to think about it more when I’m on my bike than taking pictures. Makes sense, that I’d think about blogging more when pedaling around the neighborhood, than when framing a shot. And that I tend to focus on music, because I listen as I ride. I started with the playlist I’d put together for water aerobics last summer, but it didn’t work quite right for pedaling, so I made a new playlist and I’ve tweaked it a few times. I didn’t consciously start out to borrow from my “breakup” playlist, but I understand why I have so many songs from it and no love songs.  Almost 2 years ago, right after a breakup, I went out to mow the lawn with my music playing.  Every song that came up was a love song. I skipped ahead about 4 times and finally turned the music off. That meant I stewed over the breakup the whole time I mowed the lawn. Finished, went in and called a friend and vented big time. So, when I was putting together a biking playlist, in the back of my mind, I was wanting to make sure that didn’t happen again. I wanted a playlist that worked for now, but would also keep me going if I decided to go for a bike ride after a breakup (not that I’m anticipating one.)

My biking playlist is picked for tempo, upbeat songs that will keep me going. It started out mostly Melissa Etheridge and borrowed heavily from the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack. Now, it only has two songs from Charlie’s Angels, still lots of Melissa, and other favorites. It starts and ends with Heart songs, first Barracuda (from Charlie’s Angels) and finally Walk Like An Egyptian – altho’ the version I have on my iTunes is by The Puppini Sisters. Even tho’ I’m pedaling, I put I Run For Life on it because it seemed appropriate. After all, my bike is pink. I was thinking that the song was used in the episode of  “The L Word” when they went on the bike ride for breast cancer, but after researching it, I discovered the song wasn’t used. Oh well, I still like the song.  The other Melissa songs are Fearless Love, Broken Heart Sun, Piece of my Heart (told you it had breakup songs) and Secret Agent. The other song from C’sA is Independent Women, Pt. 1. Mustang Sally seemed good, especially the chorus “All you wanna do is ride around Sally (Ride Sally ride)” It really keeps me going. And since my bike is pink, what else would follow Mustang Sally, than Pink Cadillac? Throw in It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (Puppini Sisters again) and I’m Gonna Live Till I Die by Queen Latifah and I’ve got a good 48 minute ride. Works for me!

Posted April 2, 2011 by joyestee in Uncategorized