He’s here! Say hello to my little friend Guod!
Allow me to introduce myself…
Hi my name is Doug (or Guod as Kelsey calls me) and I make music. As Kelsey mentioned music is kind of my thing. I was in a band back in the day with the one and only PartyDogUSA and then I went to this place called the Berklee College of Music in Boston, which is now I where work. There is pretty sweet Tumblr out there called Homeless or Berklee, you should check it out.
Growing up in a time without iPods I always had a song in my head. I eat dinner and hear Billy Joel songs falling into the rhythm of my chewing. I know, super awesome. To this day I pretty much find every task incredibly boring without music, walking to work, riding the T, reading and the focus of this post – running.
When I first started to get into running I was all about listening to hardcore crazy screaming music about blood and death and tacos. Some of my favorites included, The Bled, The Number 12 Looks Like You and Job For a Cowboy.
But times have changed though and I personally have found the best series of albums to run to…
My friend, Adam J. Hand Esq., introduced me to Maritime last Spring and I immediately became obsessed with everyone of their records. They have these dancy drum grooves and really catchy melodies that keep my legs moving. After running for 3 straight weeks to a playlist that consisted solely of their entire discography I decided to mix things up a little bit and run to something else. My pace slowed by 30 seconds and three quarters of the way through I was ready to call it quits. Since then it’s all Maritime, all the time.
The point of all this, is I found the music that keeps me focused and moving. Maritime is my go to. If anyone out there has a Spotify account here is a link to the playlist I run to:
I usually start with the track “Calm” on We, The Vehicles and just let is play until I stop. Do you guys have a go to running playlist? One band or artist that keeps you moving? I’m open to suggestions but if it slows me down…I will find you. Until the next installment of Music Monday check out my band, The Field Effect. Now.