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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 [...]

Surprise Me

As someone working in comedy, I’m all too familiar with how comforted people are by hearing exactly what they expect to hear – think of any joke you’ve ever heard on Radio 4 – but I also know that beyond that safety, in the transcendence of surprise, bigger laughs are to be had. They just [...]

Infinite Running Music: ’90s Repetitive Beats

I’ve just started a playlist on Spotify called Rob Deering’s Infinite Running Music . It is currently, er, finite, but I will be adding tunes until you won’t care. Ad infinitum, if you will; I definitely will. This week I’ve loaded it up with mainly dance music from the ’90s; for me, the link between [...]

Dogzilla, more like

Don’t go and see this new Godzilla film; that’s a couple of hours you’ll never get back. ‘Why Rob?’ I hear you cry – ‘have you seen it, falling on the sword of rubbishness for all of us?’ I have not. And though my opinions on films I haven’t seen tend to be strong (Twilight [...]