Spring 2014 Workout Playlist

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to shed all the blubber you gained during the winter to keep you warm! Getting toned and fit for the summer months could be quite the challenge, but bringing some music along might make your workout more enjoyable.

Whether you’re jogging, lifting weights, running on a treadmill, or just doing some old fashioned push ups, these 10 hard hitting tracks will keep pushing you closer to your workout goals!

1. Glasgow, David Guetta: This fast paced electronic beat will have you working up a sweat at the gym in no time. Try lifting weights to the beat of this one!

2. Ground Shake, DiRTY RADiO: That’s right, keep on running! Don’t be afraid to make the “ground shake, baby!”

3. Autosave, Fedde Le Grand and Patric la Funk: Keep a steady pace on the treadmill with this electronic beat. Perfect track to warm up to.

4. Natural Disaster, Laidback Luke and Example: You’re definitely going to “need some air” when you’re done with this track!

5. Shave It Up, Zedd: Get a little groovy on the exercise bike with this track. Put your back into it!

6. Suspension, LIGHTS: “You’re not close enough”! Keep pumping!

7. Work, Work, Britney Spears: Don’t you wanna “look hot in a bikini”? Then you “better work, work”!

8. Burnin, Gum Me: Feel the burn in your muscles. Own the burn.

9. Can’t Hold Us, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton: Nobody can stop you now. The ceiling can’t even hold you back. Just make sure to stay on the treadmill…

10. Modern Hearts, The Knocks ft. St. Lucia: This song is perfect for a cool down before leaving the gym. Or, the dramatic synth could make you feel like you’re taking the lead in race, slow-mo style. Either one works.

Happy spring, and enjoy your workout!

 

Holi Spring Festival of Colors

ImageMy buddy Sauani (you may have read about her in my ceramics post) invited me to play Holi at Hofstra today. I had a blast, got really dirty and in between all the fun I managed to get some footage of the event. The Holi Festival of Colors was held in the intramural fields on the North side of campus from noon until about 3pm this Saturday April 6th, 2013.

Holi is a religious spring festival observed by Hindus. It is called the Festival of Colors because you basically throw Holi colors (dyed powder) and water at your friends. It’s so much fun! Although, at one point they started throwing Pepsi, but I don’t think that’s part of the tradition so I politely scooted over and out of the war zone whilst that ensued. The festival originated from the Hindu Legend of Holika and Prahlad. Click here to read the legend.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took while getting Holi color thrown all over me!

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Happy Holi!

Spring 2013 Playlist

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Spring is finally here! Time for some spring cleaning, and what better thing to do while cleaning? Blast some music! Here are 10 songs you can clean-up, or embellish, your playlist with, just in time for spring:

1. Hummingbird Heartbeat, Katy Perry: What’s spring without the birds? Katy Perry gives us the birds, the bees, and a little bit of romance in this track from her album Teenage Dream. It’ll make you feel rejuvenated, I assure you!

2. Climbing Walls, Strange Talk: This Australian band will get you in the swing of spring with this danceable tune. The music video is amazing as well. I urge you to check it out. The bright colors and energetic dancers are sure to get you in the mood for the good weather!

3. Birds, Emiliana Torrini: I heard this song for the first time in the commercial for Azzaro Chrome. Her voice is amazing! She’ll capture you with the first line “Let’s stay awake/ And listen to the dark”. Perfect for those spring nights when you can’t seem to fall asleep.

4. The Suburbs, Mr. Little Jeans: This song is originally by Arcade Fire, but Mr. Little Jean’s version of it is so much better for it’s spring-like, fluttering vibe. The lyrics are a bit dark, though, if you’re into that kind of thing.

5. Maldita Primavera, Yuridia: This Hispanic song is about falling in love in the spring, with a twist. It happens every spring, making it a “Damned Spring”, as the title would translate to in English.

6. Sweater Weather, The Neighbourhood: Sweater weather indeed! This song is a bit sensual, adding to the coziness of spring weather.

7. Big Jet Plane, Angus and Julia Stone: This song by Australian sibling duo Angus and Julia Stone will get you in the mood for some long car rides with the top down, wind in your hair and all.

8. Burn, Madi Diaz: I heard this song in the Pretty Little Liars episode “Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno”. This heartfelt ballad is full of longing and passion. Madi’s voice is just perfect.

9. All Eyes on You, St. Lucia: This song hit my ear for the first time when I saw the Victoria’s Secret commercial it was featured in. The beat of this song is an amazing combination of sweet guitar chords and subtle drums.

10. Walking on a Dream, Empire of the Sun: Saving the best for last, this song is just amazing beyond words. If you have a convertible, please blast this song with the top down as you cruise down the road. It’ll change your life, I swear!

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I hope you have a Happy First Day of Spring! Enjoy the wonderful weather in the weeks to come!