Y’all listen to music outside of training and climbing. So what are some of y’all’s favorites (present, past, and guilty pleasures) that keep you grooving?
Present - Nick Shoulders - Arkansas country boi with catchy tunes that remind me of the beautiful culture and scenery of the South (not that he’s sung about it yet, but have any of y’all been too Horseshoe Canyon/competed in 24HHH?)
Past - MF DOOM - On my mind partially because of @Kris FA of ALL CAPS, but this artists album Operation Doomsday was my introduction to underground hip-hop, and who also remains one of my all-time favorite artists.
Guilty Pleasure - Young Thug - I dunno, I just enjoy his music despite the typical mainstream misogyny/consumerist/whatevs. His production and beats just jive with me when I’m trying to get hyped up for a good ol try-hard attempt.
I’ve been on a Kendrick kick lately. I’m an album listener usually. GKMC was on repeat for a few days and I just switched to DAMN. Turns out I never really gave DAMN the spins it deserves because DNA was so ridiculously good I had a hard time getting past it.
I spend a lot of time at work operating machines, books on tape are great for it. I’ll listen to just about anything but really like the long fantasy series for the full escape from farming and climbing
Wheel of time and discworld were great.
If anyone has any rec’s for books that are good to listen to, I’d be psyched. Climbing/training related or not
@Kris I hadn’t seen the video for Wyclef Jean until you posted, but that is absolutely stunning . And also the most Young Thug thing I can imagine. I almost saw him perform at a festival right after JEFFREY came out, but he began his set over an hour late and by then I was long gone to other artists. Allegedly, he was backstage the whole time being a diva/superstar/insisting the crowd wasn’t big enough for him lol.
I also like to listen to entire albums! My wife doesn’t understand how I can listen to the same artist for so long, but there’s something about treating an album like a book, listening from start to finish, that is just so satisfying. Not to mention, I always find a few favorite songs that aren’t listed amongst the artist’s most popular. Not sure if this is irony or not, but I don’t really like listening to DNA as a standalone song, but I love it as the intro to DAMN haha.
Just finished the first episode of No Skips! The hosts had me laughing more than once, so I’m definitely going to dig into this one, thanks! Have you listened to Louder Than a Riot? Spotify