Combine Day Two with the Masters of Workplace Disaster – double the gore, double the chore – and then partner that with a near death experience on the highway getting home afterwards and you have yourself one shitastic day, not to mention one serious load of laundry. Anyway, let’s just say there was more than enough pent up stress to be burned off this evening during my 90 minute Masters spin class followed up by a hard tempo Brick run afterwards. What the hell. To help fuel the run along, I queued up the ‘Experimental Remixes‘ EP by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion.
Released in 1995 as a follow up the previously released flop of an album ‘Orange’, the JSBX hands the reigns here over to the likes of top-drawer artists like Beck, the Beastie Boys’ Mike D, Calvin Johnson, Moby, and the Wu-Tang Clan’s Killah Priest to remix specific tracks off the album and give them fresh flavor. In my opinion, these remixes are vastly superior to the album cuts, specifically Moby’s take on ‘Greyhound‘ which is nothing short of balls-to-the-wall adrenaline; simply perfect for today’s hard workout. In short, tonight’s workout was as much a release as it was therapy and over all, I turned in a decent effort throughout.
In short, after today’s close call I know now that every step, every pedal stroke, every everything in fact, that I have left on this earth going forward is a gift and I’m not going to waste it. Time to get ‘er done. It’s on…beginning with this 30 minute Brick run.