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Infinite Running Music – Back On It

Happy New Year! A lot of people dis the New-Year’s-resolution thing, but it works for me – I’m a legendary giver-upper; hell, this is the tenth anniversary of the set of rules that led to the departure of Rob Deering version 1.0 – the man whose claim to look exactly like Chief Wiggum off of […]

The Spider-Man Trick

A really fantastic tent-pole blockbuster – and I’m talking about films here, not that special feeling a man gets when he first wakes up in the morning – is a wonderful thing. Well, they both are, but let’s stay with film. Spider-Man: Homecoming is great – funny, moving, exciting and fresh. Any movie that hits […]

Infinite Running Music – the London List

Well, the London Marathon is a month ago now, and it’s an ephemeral thing, a huge, city-wide moment, gone before the people taking part have even started recovering from it. So I’ve got some old news for you. On the day I had to use my old music player, with the same playlist it’s had […]

Infinite Running Music – On The Nose Inspiration

It’s the London Marathon tomorrow, so I’ve put aside my customary objections to songs that are on-the-nose; songs about running, songs to empower, songs that people have run or trained to in films. Sometimes you need a good solid slice of inspiration. Having said that, this isn’t The Eye Of The Tiger, Run To The […]

Infinite Running Music – New Music

It’s not easy, when you are of-a-certain-age, to seek out new music – you’ve got so many decades of music you KNOW you like just waiting to be listened to; running has got me back on the lookout though – and there is always something great to be found. So that’s what I’m focussing on […]

Infinite Running Music – from Films

This week I’ve been loading up my Infinite Running Music playlist with music from movies. Sometimes life feels better when you think of it as a movie with you as the main character, and no more so than when you’re running, so why not provide the appropriate score? I’ve been strict here; no well-chosen, Tarantino-esque […]

Infinite Running Music – Long Ones

Next weekend I’m running a half marathon, and not long after that I’m running the London Marathon – which is TWICE that far! So I’ve been going long – going out for long runs, listening to long songs. When I did my first Marathon, in 2011, I put together a playlist of the longest songs […]

Infinite Running Music – All About That Bass

This week I saw an article that said Bassists Are The Most Important Member Of A Band – According To Science. It was on the internet, so it must be true. The essence of it is that we can hear the rhythm in a melody better if it’s played on low notes; no surprise there […]

Infinite Running Music – Beginning, Middle, Bit Before the End, End

I don’t hold with my running music being too ‘on the nose’; I’m not that jazzed to be running listening to songs about running, and I REALLY don’t want to pick a song based on its BPM. If you’re going to let an external device govern your pace, you might as well run on a… […]

Infinite Running Music – Space (and Robots)

I noticed last week that I was describing many of my running-est tunes as spacy or spacious – so this week I’ve been imbuing the Infinite Running Music playlist with more literally space-related tunes. The highlights – Best of RDIRM – Space (and Robots) – are as follows: Gagarin – Public Service Broadcasting We start […]