So excited to have my new poem “I’m Not The Cosmos” in Vinyl Poetry this week!
The poster behind my computer came with my copy of Black Sabbath’s Master of Reality LP. If you want a copy of that letterpress poster to the right, get you one! The image below the headphones is Kelly w/ sparklers in Conroe, Texas on July 4 2004.
So, I guess I did it. I completed the dumbest stunt goal I’ve ever attempted. On Christmas day in 2013, I realized I ran my 110oth mile of the year, my most ever. I was pretty ecstatic, and not in my right mind, so right then and there I decided to beat that for absolutely no reason.
Ran My 1100th mile of the year through a crowd of sleepy people w/ late morning daiquiris on Royal St in New Orleans.
— Patrick Williams (@activitystory) December 26, 2013
You can see that I was affected by the snowy winter and a run of bad colds & soreness from September on. Hit 1200 on December 29th, and basically just gave up at that point.
Highlights of the year include, of course, the Mountain Goat, three great runs in Seattle, and knowing I probably will not ever have to run in Vegas ever again.
My new goal is to run less, and actually focus on some races this year– the Tipp Hill 4 miler, the Goat, the Empire State Half, and probably a late fall Marathon.
Good riddance, 2014.
My sister asked me for some running music recently, and I realized it’s been a couple of years since I made a running mix (although I listen to these old ones all the time). So, here it is: 94 minutes of variable tempo music to run to. Or to do whatever to, for up to 94 minutes. Here’s a list of artists in order:
School of Seven Bells / B52s / Wild Flag / Veronica Falls / The Mo-Dettes / Warpaint/ Brigitte Bardot / Melodie Nelson / Nicole Atkins / Chain & The Gang / Dum Dum Girls / Delta 5/ The Slits / Kiesza / Au Revoir Simone / Missy Elliott / Jean Grae / Fannypack / Computer Magic / La Femme / Sky Ferreira / St. Vincent / The Julie Ruin / Hospitality / Frankie Rose / Beverly / Explode into Colors / Martha & The Muffins / Mary Jane Hooper
I know it sounds like a bit of a slow start, but that acoustic version of Connjur is one of my favorite beginning of run/stretching/shoe-tying /waiting-for-satellite songs ever.
The studio version’s not so bad either. Hope you enjoy.
This is my emerging Vine genre, I realize. You can click to pause them.
What I bought in Seattle:
Quick thumb-through of the records I played at Geo & Sarah’s wedding in Maine last month, in play order:
These make me want to revisit my LP collection visualization project.