There’s something wrong with the world when you’re at the gym and suddenly the music pumping through their sound system is better than the music playing on your own iPod.
Every day this week, I’ve found myself turning off my iPod to listen to the freaking gym music! I have a Shuffle with a playlist of, you know, gym songs—stuff by LL Cool J, Metallica, The Black Eyed Peas, etc. More or less, it’s a bunch of tracks I don’t even have on my regular iPod. So, when I start hearing songs I actually like in the real world, as opposed to songs I play in the bizarro gym world I find myself in at least 3 times a week, I’m forced to listen.
I don’t know who’s running the music at that gym, but they know what’s up. This week I heard: stuff off the new Shins album, some old-school Beck, some live Death Cab song, one of my favorite tracks off of Radiohead’s Hail to the Thief—and here’s the clincher, there was also some song that totally rocked that I’d never even heard before!
So, seriously what’s going on here? This has got to be some satellite radio station or something. Right? I mean there’s no way some gym-rat-muscle-manager has got this much taste. No regular radio station could even come close to playing this much good music in a single shot. I now have a mission, I will find out what the deal is and report. And so help me, if someone’s iPod is plugged into that sound system—I’m full on stealing it.