If you watched myInstagram stories enough, you'll know that I listen to a range of music, particularly when I'm cooking. After a year of being inboxed about my musical selection, I created a few stations via Spotify that might give you an idea of things that I love listening to while on the move.
67 Minutes of Sex, Drugs, Hip Hop and Maybe Some Rock and Roll
Ideal for Cross Training and Gym Workouts
When I'm not in the middle of marathon - ultra marathon training or if I'm dedicating a full day to the gym, I aim for 5 - 7 minute warmup before starting a hour loaded full body workout. I love throwing in Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails and Mystikal whenever I get a chance. With this said, please be warned that this is not a playlist for the easily offended. There's a chance that you will hear a 'bitch,' 'hoe' or something derogatory. There are times where we can disregard the lyrics and rock to the beats--this is not one of those times. For instance, one of the songs is called 'Pussy Crook.' If you are looking for something else, I wouldn't bother checking out this list at all.
Hitting The Trails and Pavement
Ideal for Running, Cycling or High Intensity Workout
I have a bit of everything under the sun on this one playlist. It's a beautiful monstrosity that only covers a fraction of the music that I listen to. Perhaps you want to steal this list for yourself. If you have other song suggestions that you think I missed, let a girl know. In the meantime, there's at least five hours of headbanger 90s music with a bit of mumble rap that made it through the tracks.
Podcast Options Anyone?
Talk radio for the folks who don't want people singing in their ears.
Not a music fan? Try some words of inspiration while moving vicariously with the wind.
Pole Dancing Selection
Ideal for Pole Dancing or Contemporary Dance
Just in case you didn't know, I'm a sucker for pole dancing, particularly pole sport. If you never tried it out, then I have no idea on what you're waiting for. I am exceptionally stiff and when I started, I worried about being the biggest, clumsiest thing in class. Honestly, I was one of the largest people to attend but it didn't stop me from looking like a rockstar. Check out people like Roz The Diva for plus size inspiration or read up on an article that I did a few months back about pole dancers of all styles that you should be checking out for the new year on The Root. Nevertheless, check out this playlist that I created. The vibe is light with a few upbeat songs in the middle of an hour long playlist.
Personal 90 Minute Yoga Playlist
Ideal for vinyasa or bikram style yoga and for those who are open to flowing through asanas with non traditional yoga music.
Back in 2013, I practiced yoga religiously at a minimum of 3 days a week, typically for 60 - 90 minutes at a studio in Kew Gardens. Days that I couldn't commute 15 miles roundtrip on my bike, I'd follow a home practice wherever I could. Some days, I looked for challenges like even balancing on my bed. Crazy enough, while yoga is not intended to be a workout, it helped me tremendously with my fitness regimen. I'm finding my way back to my flow and found my old playlist. I don't want to change a thing from it and hopefully you'll dig it too.
1960s and Beyond
For everything else, I just like grooving to the beat. Even if I don't have a song playing, there's forever one in my head. Tune in on one of the many soundtracks that I have programmed from youth until current day. If you're ever intrigued, just check out the rest of my Spotify list or hit me up in private and ask what's the song of the day.
If you asked, now you know. When all else fails, create your own damn music. Now drop and give me twenty.
Cooking. Vibing. Chillin. Playlist