As the title suggests, I'm facing yet another winter doing "rehab" sets on stall confined TB for the winter....FUN So looking for things to entertain myself while walking for 40 minutes and trotting for 1....then eventually 2....then eventually 3 minutes (you get my drift).
I'm looking for some new music suggestions (I play it out loud to help drown down outside noises that may set my horse off) or anything else to help pass the time while we are walking.
So I've listed below the first 15 songs that showed up on my iPod after hitting shuffle. I would love it if others did the same to get some ideas. It is pretty funny to see the random music that shows up!
Always Something--Cage the Elephant
Brand New Day--Trevor Hall
Swing Life Away--Rise Against
Brendan's Death Song---Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Celestials--Smashing Pumpkins
Walk this Way--Aerosmith
Eyes Wide Open---Gotye
Ho Hey---The Lumineers
The Lovecats--The Cure
Little Black Submarines--The Black Keys
Brian Wilson---Barenaked Ladies
Wooden Ships--- Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
So folks...help me learn about some new music....what do other eventers listen too....
** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **
I know this is not music, but for rehab work I listen to books on tape (well books on iPod) and the 40 minutes at the walk go by a lot faster.
For songs, I make a pandora station and customize with all my fave songs. I usually (85%) get good and new music that I love. I use it on conditioning sets as well. I usually listen to alternative/oldies rock and it helps to get me going and I sing along (badly) and it goes by faster.
For the spooky horse use ear pom poms if he will tolerate it. Helps to keep down the spooky noises.
Good luck with the rehab, its not super fun
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The Way You Move -- Outkast
Gold -- Spandau Ballet
Rock Lobster -- B-52s
C'mon Hear the Noise -- Quiet Riot
Mr. Blue Sky -- ELO
Before He Cheats -- Carrie Underwood
Greenlight -- Andre 3000
Here I Go Again -- Whitesnake
Let's Get Rocked -- Def Leppard
No Rain -- Blind Melon
The Sweet Escape -- Akon/Gwen Stefani
Walking on Sunshine -- Katrina and The Waves
Come on Eileen -- Dexy's Midnight Runners
Clocks -- Coldplay
There's a Rat In Me Kitchen -- UB40
Maroon 5 - Misery
Gwen Stefani - The Sweet Escape
Switchfoot - Stars
Mika - Blame It On The Girls
Finger Eleven - Paralyzer
The Fratellis - Acid Jazz Singer
Aerosmith - Rag Doll
The Offspring - You're Gonna Go Far Kid
The Fratellis - Henrietta
Arctic Monkeys - Fluorescent Adolescent
Neon Trees - Moving in the Dark
Train - Drive By
AWOLNATION - Sail
Coldplay - Paradise
Locksley - The Whip
1. Dancing with Myself - Billy Idol
2. Gone Daddy Gone - Violent Femmes
3. Walkin on the Sun - Smash Mouth
4. Sheena is a Punk Rocker - Ramones
5. Rock Lobster - B52s
6. Hey Ya - Outkast
7. Sabatoge - Beastie Boys
8. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses
9. Break Ya Neck - Busta Rhymes
10. Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
Just don't get so absorbed in the plot that you miss the plotting that's going on under you.
I listen to stuff I get for free on Librivox when doing barn chores. All books that are in the public domain, so classics, etc. I pick light stuff--I've been listening to a lot of Anthony Trollope lately. It's pretty boring .
Stardog Champion - Mother Love Bone
Days of Swine and Roses - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
The Hurting - Tears for Fears No Depression - Uncle Tupelo The Gauntlet - Dropkick Murphys
From Her to Eternity - Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
It All Comes Down to You - Alison Krauss and Union Station I Know What I Know - Paul Simon
Bury My Lovely - October Project
It Will Be - The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Mari-Mac - Great Big Sea
Gi' Us A Dram - Real McKenzies
Too Much to Swallow, pt 1 - Utah Saints
Dark Turn of Mind - Gillian Welch
White Squall - Stan Rogers
The bolded songs are ones I'd pick to listen to while riding. Some of these aren't my favorites by the artist, or just aren't really fun for riding.
I've been putting on a Pandora station for my recent rehab work. I normally do my Hotel California station or Pour Some Sugar on me station. I like songs that I can sing along to and keep the energy up. Or my Mumford and Sons station but that can get too mellow at times. I have one of those runner armband holders for my ipod/iphone so I can change songs/stations if I need a change.
I can't do my iPod right now, so I'll just tell you what I recently got and have really liked: Artist: Of Monsters and Men, album: My Head is An Animal
And Vampire Weekend (self-titled album).
(PS every time I hear anything from the Matchbox 20 album Yourself or Someone Like You, I think of rehab. It's kind of a negative association! From my first Prelim horse's rehab back in 1998/1999... that was a LONG winter.)
You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng
What does the HORSE like? No, seriously! Some horses can be a little particular about their music. There was one particular guitar riff one horse I used to ride HATED, and would spook every time he heard it.
I don't have any songs in particular. When I ride, I listen to a lot of serious rock like the Rolling Stones, Queen, AC/DC, Joan Jett, etc, etc, etc. But I also love anything Wilco sings, the Black Keys, love Billy Idol, Chris Issak. Just depends on the mood.
Pandora is a good idea. This is what I do. We'll just pick a station, and ride. It's kinda fun, when I am riding along and going "What is THIS? It's awesome!" I usually have to stop and look to see what goodness I am hearing.
First fifteen songs on my Barn Songs mix (all good songs to ride/work/run to)
1. Everlasting Light--the Black Keys
2. Back in the USSR--the Beatles
3. The End of the World--the Cure
4. Love Interruption--Jack White
5. Three Button Hand-Me-Down--the Faces
6. Live Forever--Oasis
7. What's the Frequency, Kenneth?--REM
8. Cecelia--Simon and Garfunkel
9. For Once in My Life--Stevie Wonder
10. Jump into the Fog--the Wombats
11. Waste--Foster the People
12. Lovely Rita--the Beatles
13. Check the Rhime--A Tribe Called Quest
14. Let's Go--Matt and Kim
15. King and Lionheart--Of Monsters and Men
Books on tape/iPod....I might have to try that! I'm riding alone 95% of the time so I don't have to worry too much about the genre (will likely pick a mystery novel or thriller)
FWIW, I LOVE Ian Rankin on audiobook. Partly because I enjoy listening to the Scottish accent & love following Rebus as he makes his way around Edinburgh, which IR describes so perfectly it makes my heart ache, but also because his books are awesomely well written whodunits. I haven't yet experienced the joys of 40min walk sets, but audiobooks get me through my gym workouts.
"Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
"With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Doing a lot of similar work myself as I get out to the barn at dusk. We don't have an indoor, but there's just enough ambient light from the barn and the moon that I can see the white arena rail. I found that if I listen to my usual "kicking ass and taking names" music I get frustrated and upset. I will probably make some "walk-work" playlists this weekend, but I'm working on some audio books for now.
If you have an offbeat sense of humor, I'd strongly suggest John Dies At The End by David Wong. I finished that about a week ago and started on the follow up This Book Is Full Of Spiders. Seriously Dude, Don't Touch It last night. Both are somewhere inbetween horror and comedy, and will keep you pretty entertained.
The last couple days I've been listing to a 15 CD set that is the re-creation of the Vanderbilt University SAE house's jute box from the mid 70s. (I'm not that old--I just have friends who are! ) Old pop, motown, a little folk and any thing else that was big from the mid 60s to the 70s. It's over 200 songs and about every other one I have an "OMG-this-is-the-greatest-song-I-forgot-about!" moment.