Easy Run (5.42k)

When The Greyboy Allstars first formed, nearly two decades ago (1994), they were nothing short of groundbreaking.  Since then, they have influenced an entire generation of jam bands playing improvisational music in a largely instrumental funk format.  This ‘Live’ album is still my favorite of the bunch.

I remember hearing this album on the way back from seeing Phish at the Pepsi Arena back in September, 2000.  I thought back then that this must be the happiest, grooviest music on earth.  I still do and that’s why I chose to listen to it again today on my oppressively hot and humid (28° – feels like 36°5.42k afternoon run.

Tunes like ‘Happy Friends’, ‘Jack Rabbit’  and ‘Toys R Us’  are great throw-backs to the old school funk/soul you used to hear from Maceo Parker and James Brown.  In short, it’s practically impossible to run without a huge shit-eating grin on your face.  What can I say?  Da funk.  ‘Tiz good fo da heat, dig?  I can only imagine what the neighbors must have thought of this drippy, sweaty, largely spandex-clad goofball huffing and puffing along the road while grooving away to his ear buds.

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About crazytigerrabbitman

I am a fat guy and always will be in the same way they say that “once an alcoholic; always an alcoholic”. Eventually I got upset about my poor health and ballooning body frame so I decided to change things for the better. Some people sign up for Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, or whatever fad diet program it is that happens to be occupying the majority of air time on the boob tube. Other people prefer to run out and purchase the latest, fold away, piece of shit being hawked by some celebrity has-been. Me? I decided to take up triathlon. I had abused my body over the years with bacon cheeseburgers, pints of beer and double-dipped donuts, and the time had now come to abuse my body with physical exertion, perseverance and hard work instead; penitence in it's purest form. The time had come to kick my ass. I am Terry Nash and I am the “fat and the furious”.
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