Running Mix 2017.01: Blimp Escape

When I’m not working or parenting, I’m usually trying to get some sleep so I can be a better parent or worker. When I’m not doing that, I’m usually training for a marathon. And when I’m not doing any of that, I try to make time for some DJing.

Thankfully, the marathon training contributes to the whole “good worker” thing. When I run the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October, I’ll do it as a member of Team Diabetes. With the help of people like you, I’m raising money for Diabetes Canada, the brilliant and wonderful charity that I happen to work for.

Believe it or not, that’s where the DJing comes in. I’ve set a fundraising target of $2,500, and I’ll be the first to admit that it’s a wildly ambitious goal. That’s why I’ve promised that for every $250 raised, I’d post a free running mix.

I published the first of these mixes on Friday morning. Whether or not you’re a runner, I hope you’ll enjoy it and share it. It’s the least I can do, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t fun to do it.

You can stream the mix on Mixcloud, or you download it for a limited time through Podomatic. If you’d like to make sure you don’t miss any future mixes, subscribe to Podomatic’s podcast feed through the app of your choice.

For your reference, here’s the track listing.

  • Soichi Terada, “Opening (Movie Version)”
  • Louis Cole, “Blimp”
  • David Bowie, “Little Wonder”
  • Nine Inch Nails, “The Perfect Drug (Plug)”
  • Jega, “Pitbull”
  • Venetian Snares, “Moonglow”
  • Mr. Oizo, “Monday Massacre”
  • Aphex Twin, “PAPAT4 (155) (Pineal Mix)”
  • Seymour Bits, “Zanzibar Shores”

The tempo of this mix matches the pace at which I tend to run. Your results may vary, and there are plenty of apps that will adjust the speed of a track to suit your pace.

Please enjoy, and do let me know what you think. If you’d like to request a track for a future mix, I’d love to hear it!

Most important of all, please give to Team Diabetes. We’re not far from the $500 mark, and the sooner we hit it, the sooner I’ll post the next mix.