November 16, 2012

Two songs that will make you run faster

The faster part was not really true, but this song makes me want to run in general.



Then I remembered that it was one of the theme songs from the Olympics. Just another example of how I still haven't gotten over the Olympics. And that marketing completely works on me. And that I'm so out of touch with American Idol because I didn't even know he was related to that show (spoiler alert: he totally wins). I think I stopped watching after Ruben won -- because how could it get better than someone from Birmingham, AL, winning? It couldn't.

Speaking of Ruben, his half marathon is this weekend in Alabama. I half to three-quarters wish I was running it.

But back to the Olympics -- the official song for the games was Muse's "Survival." Did you guys hear this song during the Olympics? I don't remember hearing it at all.




But I like it, so I'm adding it to the play list too. It makes me feel like I'm marching to battle in Lord of the Rings.

Do you remember Ruben? I love that he started this race weekend in Birmingham.

Will you go to opening night of The Hobbit? I'm trying to speed read it with my kids so we can take them (minus the twins). I hope they do some early showings like they did with Breaking Dawn 2.

Do you agree that only mean, bossy moms make their kids read the books before they see the movies?  

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  1. Haha, I really don't think it's mean bossy moms who make their kids read the book before seeing the movie. But then I didn't really get to see movies when I was a kid so I would have been all over the book option! I didn't watch the Olympics because we didn't have TV over the summer, so neither of those songs connect to the olympics for me. I do love the Phillip Phillips one though!

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  2. I love that Home song! 2:40 and on in the song is just lovely!

    I'm OBSESSED with Olympics (and all sports in general). I don't think I left the house when it was on this summer!

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  3. My girls love Home because it reminds them of the US gymnastics team (thanks to NBC). I don't remember hearing the other song either.

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  4. I just heard HOME on a commercial recently. On first listen I thought it was Mumford and Sons, the sound and vocals are very similar. If you like this song, then you'll probably like Mumford and Sons.

    Funny, I don't remember that Muse song and I was glued to the TV during the Olympics!!

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    1. I love Mumford and Sons too!

      Ok, so it looks like this official song of the Olympics wasn't very memorable for more than just me.

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  5. There are so many times that my students will tell me they are going to see a movie and I ask them "Did you read the book?" and they reply "They made a book about this movie?" LOL!

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  6. For some reason "Home" didn't catch my ear until now, but it's a lovely song, I will sure put it on my playlist. As for Muse's song, the only time I heard it during the Olympics, was in the opening (or was it closing?) ceremonies and when I watched this video for the first time. I am infatuated with this song and the video. I love it that it features the Bulgarian "Fox". I could look at that man for hours. And Phelps, oh my!

    Same for me and American Idol, I think I watched 2 or 3 seasons only, but when Ruben won over Clay Aiken, it was the most memorable. I am happy to see him running, he's such a great guy.

    I have 2 boys, making them read anything for pleasure is a challenge in itself. I stopped trying, that's what school is for, at least they get reading assignments.

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  7. Just in case you never heard of Silver Fox, I spare you the google search, this is a good summary: http://www.buzzfeed.com/mjs538/bulgarias-silver-fox

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  8. That's exactly what I was about to do. And, dang, that dude makes me feel like I should be working harder in my life. Six Olympics!!!!

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  9. love the Home song! and of course I remember Reuben, being from Alabama and all :) loved that he started a race too-and that he renamed/revamped it this year. and no on the hobbit, but yes on the breaking dawn!

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    1. Yes, the new name is MUCH better. I wish they would move the races to Saturday though. So we have at least one Saturday half marathon locally.

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  10. Love that first song! Don't hate me, but I hardly watched any of the olympics! I think they're awesome though! I didn't know Ruben is a runner now. Good for him!!

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    1. Yes, he ran the 5K portion with everyone else last year. It was so great for the community to see him out getting his run on.

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  11. I love Muse but I thought this song was rubbish when I heard it, I was so disappointed. Seeing it with the Olympic montage makes me like it a bit more. And we don't want any reality TV really (except Biggest Loser, on Netflix) so I am blissfully unaware of who was on what which means I can judge the songs on whether I like them or not, which I'm really glad about.

    I didn't know Hobbit was out yet. Def going to see it...but after Bond and Twilight. Three nights of babysitters....anyone up for it???

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    1. The Hobbit isn't until Dec 14th, so you can spread out your babysitters.:)

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  12. It's been years since I've been to opening night of any movie but I can imagine that the movies will be sold out for this one. Ruben was my favorite that season and yes it's probably because he's from Alabama. He was really nice to meet in person this weekend.

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