Sunday, June 28, 2015

With Ike Reilly, You Always Want To Belong To The Staggering Evening No Matter Where It Takes You

Song For The Soundtrack:
Let's Get Friendly
Ike Reilly has got game.

Real. Authentic. Game.

The kind of game that attracts all the girls and makes all the boys wish they could be just cool enough to carry his amp.

He writes. He sings. He plays guitar.

THE party follows him no matter where he goes.

He tells toxic tales that are so unbelievable that they can't be true, but the details are so vivid that they just might be.

We Belong To The Staggering Evening (2007) is the sixth entry in his now nine-record catalog with the release of 2015's Born On Fire.

His 2001 debut, Salesmen And Racists, made him a NPR star. If there were justice in rock 'n' roll, it would have made him the biggest star of the new musical millennium.

Reilly cooks up a cosmic stew that combines rock and punk with hints of hip hop, acoustic with electric, the psychedelic and a dash of Link Wray.

He masters the combined cadence of rap and Dylan on Highway 61 Revisited, spitting image after image after intoxicating image in a Midwestern nasal twang.

On The Staggering Evening, there's the 4th of July with accelerants and amphetamines, a border bash with a Suicide Girl, and a union uprising that asks the question: "Who says you can't toss a fish at a president, say you're sorry and be on your way?"

Hunter S. Thompson would have loved Ike Reilly and you should too.

Running Data for Sunday, June 21:
5.26 Miles
Additional We Belong To The Staggering Evening Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: 8 More Days To The 4th Of July, When Irish Eyes Are Burning, Valentine's Day In Juarez, Fish Plant Uprising, It's Hard to Make Love To An American
Total 2015 Miles: 122.10 Miles

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Willie Nelson and His Band of Brothers and Sisters and Whatever Remain on the Road for All of Us

Song For The Soundtrack:
The Songwriters
Willie Nelson may have passed 80, but his 2014 Band Of Brothers collection proves he has no interest in slowing down or doing it any differently than "The Willie Way."

He's equally sensitive, silly, stubborn and really doesn't care what anyone thinks. He's a songwriting, guitar-playing rascal who just keeps moving down the road finding friends, fans and lovers wherever he goes.

On Band Of Brothers, nine of the 14 songs are Willie originals co-written with producer Buddy Cannon of Kenny Chesney production fame.

Thematically, he sticks to familiar ground - good love, bad love and his "senior outlaw" lifestyle.

Few can sandwich a romp like Wives And Girlfriends between two love songs such as Whenever You Come Around and I Thought I Left You and sound equally sincere on all three.

"Well I love my wives and girlfriends
May they never meet
May they never know each other
When they pass on the street
Well I might be a Mormon or I might be a heathen or a gambler, I just don't know
But I love my wives and girlfriends
Turn 'em all out and let 'em all go."

No matter how many miles and faces he's left behind, there's no sign of him quitting any time soon.

"We're a band of brothers and sisters and whatever
On a mission to break all the rules."

As he sings and strums on the closing number, "I've got a lot of traveling to do."

Good for Willie and even better for us.

Running Data for Sunday, June 14:
6.01 Miles
Additional Band Of Brothers Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Bring It On, Wives And Girlfriends, The Git Go, Band Of Brothers, Hard To Be An Outlaw, Crazy Like Me
Total 2015 Miles: 116.84 Miles

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Next Voice That You Hear Will Be Your Own Singing Along With Jackson Browne On "Best Of"

Song For The Soundtrack:
Running On Empty
Jackson Browne's voice and songs are as comfortable to put on as a favorite pair of Birkenstock sandals in the summer.

The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne (1997) should be more correctly dubbed a career retrospective than a greatest hits package.

It's not so much what's on it, as it is what's not, especially from his earliest albums and arguably most popular ones  - Jackson Browne (1972), For Everyman (1973), Late for the Sky (1974), The Pretender (1976) and Running On Empty (1977). Each only gets one song each, save for Late for the Sky with Fountain Of Sorrow and the title cut.

For many, Running On Empty has become a greatest hits package all its own and it's safe to assume most buying The Next Voice You Hear probably have a copy in at least one format or another. But, it's a stretch to call a record "The Best of Jackson Brown" and not include The Load-Out/Stay.

When I hear Somebody's Baby, I
see Jennifer Jason Leigh as
Stacy Hamilton in Fast Times At
Ridgemont High
The "extras" on this do include the unforgettable Somebody's Baby which appeared before only on the Fast Times At Ridgemont High soundtrack. It's impossible to hear without picturing Jennifer Jason Leigh as Stacy Hamilton.

The other two previously unreleased cuts are The Rebel Jesus - a Christmas song with a twist "from a heathen and a pagan" - and the title track.

The chronological order of songs demonstrates Browne's enduring commercial strength and shows off his continuing progression of hits.

Regardless of what's missing, the next voice that you hear will be probably your own singing along with no lyrics sheet needed.

Running Data for Saturday, June 13:
4.18 Miles
Additional The Next Voice You Hear Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Doctor My Eyes, Fountain Of Sorrow, Late For The Sky, The Pretender, Somebody's Baby
Total 2015 Miles: 110.83 Miles

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Angaleena Presley Shoots Beyond Pistol Annies to Make a Musical Plea for the American Middle Class

Song For The Soundtrack:
Grocery Store
Angaleena Presley is the last of the Pistol Annies trio (Miranda Lambert and Ashley Monroe) to shoot for solo gold and she finds it with the sensitive and sincere American Middle Class (2014).

Less playful than the Annies' efforts, Presley provides 12 somber songs of adult country spotlighting rural life reality and real life consequences from a Kentucky coal mine community point of view.

American Middle Class is more reminiscent of solo Monroe than Lambert and a close cousin to Brandy Clark's 12 Stories.

Presley provides her own take on economic hardship, unplanned pregnancy and finding fun in the land of "dry county blues."

"Not a beer joint in sight/Half the county's laid off/Laid up a gettin' high."

Dry Country Blues leads to Pain Pills which becomes Life Of The Party and its walk of shame right into being Knocked Up.

This sobering and unsober circle of life leads to the conclusion that it might be better to turn politically red to escape: "'Cause a blade of bluegrass left a scar on my neck/And it ain't quit hurtin' yet."

Amid all the pain, Presley's characters may be ready to Surrender, but never give up all of their hope.

Running Data for Wednesday, June 10:
3.15 Miles
Additional American Middle Class Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: American Middle Class, Better Off Red, Drunk, Surrender
Total 2015 Miles: 106.65 Miles

Thursday, June 18, 2015

It's Been 25 Years And A Thousand Tears Since Social Distortion Released Self-Titled Classic

Song For The Soundtrack:
Ball And Chain
Mix equal parts Stones and Ramones with Cash and Clash to create the explosive punk rock that is Social Distortion.

Their 1990 self-titled classic did for them what Tim did for The Replacements.

It's now 25 years old and Social D. is playing it in its entirety on this summer's six-week concert tour with Nikki Lane and Drag The River.

It packs all the power of its predecessors - Mommy's Little Monster and Prison Bound - with a more polished sound that was friendly to the early-90's "alternative radio" and MTV.

The "Big Four" of the Social Distortion collection remains Story Of My Life, Sick Boys, Ring Of Fire, and Ball And Chain. The Social D. version of Ring Of Fire still burns the brightest of all the Johnny Cash covers out there and that's no small feat.

Social Distortion's closest tour stops to Columbus
this summer are Indianapolis on August 14, Cleveland
on August 16 and Pittsburgh on August 21.
The remaining six cuts are just as juicy - So Far Away, Let It Be Me, It Coulda Been Me, She's A Knockout, A Place In My Heart and Drug Train.

Each song benefits from Mike Ness' sincerity and lyrical authenticity, packaged with a big guitar sound.

High school still seems like a blur and with Social Distortion we'll keep dreaming of that rock 'n' roll weekend.

Running Data for Monday, June 8:
3.65 Miles
Additional Social Distortion Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Story Of My Life, Sick Boys, Ring Of Fire, She's A Knockout
Total 2015 Miles: 103.50 Miles

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dylan Leaves Blood On The Tracks; Rolling Stones Let It Bleed And Shine A Light Live For Documentary

Song For The Soundtrack:
Tangled Up In Blue

I don't know if Blood On The Tracks (1975) is Bob Dylan's greatest album of all time, but I'm certain it's my favorite.

On Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it ranks 16. Of Dylan's 11 on the list, only Highway 61 Revisited (4), Blonde On Blonde (9) place higher.

The opening Tangled Up In Blue rates as the storytelling centerpiece and the only single. As stories go, Lily, Rosemary And The Jack Of Hearts is nearly as captivating a tale.

Dylan's voice is clear and strong.

Hearts ache throughout.

And, in times of absurdity, it's nearly impossible to pick a favorite put down from Idiot Wind.

Running Data for Sunday, May 24:
4.15 Miles
Additional Blood On The Tracks Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Simple Twist Of Fate, Idiot Wind, You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go, Shelter From The Storm
Total 2015 Miles: 76.66 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (1969)
Let It Bleed marks the end of the Brian Jones era and the beginning of the Mick Taylor period.

It's also the second record in one of the most historic four-album runs by any band or artist: Beggars Banquet (1968), Let It Bleed (1969), Sticky Fingers (1971) and Exile On Main St. (1972).

Gimme Shelter, Midnight Rambler and You Can't Always Get What You Want became Stones live staples in nearly every show since, while Love In Vain, Live With Me, Let It Bleed and Monkey Man remain concert surprises every time they're included.  

Running Data for Monday, May 25:
3.76 Miles
Additional Let It Bleed Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Let It Bleed, You Got The Silver, Monkey Man
Total 2015 Miles: 80.42 Miles

Songs For The Soundtrack Disc 1:
Loving Cup
Rolling Stones Shine A Light (2008)
Shine A Light teams the "greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time" with one of the greatest directors of all time, Martin Scorsese, for a documentary chronicling the band's five decades.

This two-disc live set is taken from a pair of 2006 shows at New York's Beacon Theatre on the Bigger Bang Tour that includes all of the songs you would expect and several that don't often make it to the concert stage including Some GirlsShe Was Hot (from Undercover), You Got The Silver, Connection and I'm Free.

All three of the guest shots - Jack White on Loving Cup, Buddy Guy on Champagne & Reefer and Christina Aguilera on Live With Me - are memorable without feeling forced for special effects. Surprisingly, Aguilera takes the top cameo award.

Song For The Soundtrack Disc 2:
Live With Me

Running Data for Wednesday, May 27:
4.08 Miles
Additional Shine A Light Disc 1 Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: All Down The Line, Some Girls, Champagne & Reefer, You Got The Silver
Total 2015 Miles: 84.50 Miles

Running Data for Thursday, May 28 (No Music):
2.11 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 86.61 Miles

Running Data for Saturday, May 30 (No Music):
2.01 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 88.62 Miles

Running Data for Tuesday, June 2:
5.04 Miles
Additional Shine A Light Disc 2 Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Little T&A, Shine A Light
Total 2015 Miles: 93.66 Miles

Running Data for Wednesday, June 3 (No Music):
3.15 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 96.81 Miles

Running Data for Friday, June 5 (No Music):
3.04 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 99.85 Miles

Steve Earle Rides Down The Blues Highway In His Terraplane, Lonesome And The King Of Loves Lost

Song For The Soundtrack:
Go Go Boots Are Back
I know Steve Earle.

Well, we really haven't met ... officially.

I have 22 of his albums and seen him live three times, twice with his most recent wife Allison Moorer.

I know her too.

Well, sort of.

Her sister Shelby Lynne and sometimes singing partner Lonesome Bob introduced us. Same thing, buy music by one person and end up running down the road with some of their friends.

Two of the three times I saw Earle, Moorer was with him - once by herself and once as a member of the Dukes (& Duchesses). When it came time for her introductions, Earle flashed a devilish smile and seemed just as surprised as many in the audience that she agreed to be a co-star in his seventh trip down the wedding aisle.

The two split in 2014 and Terraplane (2015) is Earle's first musical outing since. It's a full-on blues ride that references "Ol' Bob Johnson" and pays tribute to his mentor's (Townes Van Zandt) mentor (Lightnin' Hopkins).

Earle writes in the liner notes, "For my part, I've only ever believed two things about the blues: one, that they are very democratic, the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we all truly share and two, that one day, when it was time, I would make this record.

"And it's time. Hell, everybody's sick of all my fucking happy songs anyway."

It's impossible not to think of this as a "divorce record." But, for all his admissions of being "better off alone," Terraplane roars happily along for most of the 11 songs.

Earle "ain't nobody's Daddy anymore," but that doesn't mean he's having any problems finding company no matter how temporary, at least according to Baby Baby Baby (Baby), You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had and The Usual Time.

"I'm acquainted with the wind," Earle sings, "And me and him keep travelin' along."

Whether resigned to his singular fate or just not marrying material, Terraplane embraces his baggage and the blues.

"They ain't never made no love/I couldn't lose/I'm the last word in lonesome/And the King of the Blues."

I'm taking the Terraplane and headed to the record store for Moorer's Down To Believing. I gotta know what Allison has to say about all this.

Running Data for Sunday, May 23:
4.30 Miles
Additional Terraplane Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now, The Usual Time, King Of The Blues
Total 2015 Miles: 72.51 Miles

Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Mystical Physics of Inertia, Running, Joe Strummer, Dylan, Rolling Stones & Replacements

Song For The Soundtrack:
Silver and Gold
My high school driving instructor often warned, "You can break the laws of man, but you can't break the laws of physics."

When it comes to my running, no principle holds truer than inertia - "a property of matter by which it continues in its existing state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless that state is changed by an external force."

Since completing the half at the 2014 Columbus Marathon, my matter has existed in a state of rest with only 100 miles and 27 records worth of running in seven months.

My alarm always rings with a heavy clang as May approaches June and the 16-week training cycle for the Columbus Marathon nears.

However, this year, my father was the external force that put this resting body back into motion with a single question and a follow-up remark.

"Are you still running?" he asked as he poked at my gut. "You better watch it or you're going to look like me in 20 years."

Thanks, Dad.

No, I mean it. I really, really mean it.

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros Streetcore (2003)
Released almost a year after his sudden death at age 50, Streetcore stands as a fitting finale for the Clash frontman and founder. Even if the rest of the record weren't outstanding, it would be worth having just for the intro to Midnight Jam when Strummer says, "This is London calling. This is London calling ... calling ... calling."

The only versions better than his cover of Bob Marley's Redemption Song are the original and his duet with Johnny Cash that appeared on The Man In Black's Unearthed collection.

Running Data for Tuesday, May 12:
3.60 Miles
Additional Streetcore Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Get Down Moses, Long Shadow, Redemption Song, Burnin' Streets, Midnight Jam
Total 2015 Mileage: 48.31 Miles

Running Data for Wednesday, May 13 (No Music):
2.03 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 50.34 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
The Man In Me
Bob Dylan New Morning (1970)
New Morning doesn't rate as one of Dylan's deepest collections, but certainly among his most easily enjoyable. It's a collection of love songs and random reflections sung through a clear throat and a distinctive nasal twang.

He asks the question, "If dogs run free, why not me?" And, The Man In Me hits an additional strike for becoming a central song in The Big Lebowski.

Running Data for Thursday, May 14:
3.17 Miles
Additional New Morning Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Went To See The Gypsy, If Dogs Run Free, New Morning, Sign On The Window, One More Weekend
Total 2015 Miles: 53.51 Miles

Running Data for Saturday, May 16 (No Music):
3.08 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 56.59 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Memory Motel
Rolling Stones No Security (1998)
Recorded on the 1997-98 Bridges To Babylon Tour, No Security offers a series of concert takes on numbers not normally featured on the Rolling Stones live set cycle with an always welcome shot of Gimme Shelter as the exception.

Even without the security of their most beloved live titles, the Stones make the music magical. 

Running Data for Sunday, May 17:
4.35 Miles
Additional No Security Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: Gimme Shelter, Waiting On A Friend, Sister Morphine, Respectable
Total 2015 Miles: 60.94 Miles

Running Data for Monday, May 18 (No Music):
2.07 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 63.01 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Alex Chilton
The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me (1987)
Pleased To Meet Me is a jazzy punk handshake between Paul Westerberg and 'Mats fans in their first post-Bob Stinson record.

They're a world away from being sorry for not taking out the trash and still come through with three of their seminal songs - Alex Chilton, Skyway and Can't Hardly Wait.

Those alone will keep the rock 'n' roll children by the million singing, "I'm in love. What's that song? I'm in love with that song."

Running Data for Wednesday, May 20:
3.09 Miles
Additional Pleased To Meet Me Candidates For Columbus Marathon Soundtrack: I Don't Know, The Ledge, Shooting Dirty Pool, Skyway, Can't Hardly Wait
Total 2015 Miles: 66.10 Miles

Running Data for Thursday, May 21 (No Music):
2.11 Miles
Total 2015 Miles: 68.21 Miles

Monday, June 1, 2015

Rolling Stones Prove Once Again Why They Are Still 'The Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in The World'

The Rolling Stones claimed to be "the greatest rock 'n' roll band in the world" on their introduction to 1970's 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' The Rolling Stones in concert collection.

An amazing 45 years later, Saturday night's Ohio Stadium show proved the Stones - at least live - still wear that crown.

The concert exploded with history and hysteria throughout.

Jumpin' Jack Flash - the same opener as 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' - kicked off a 20-song set pulled almost exclusively from the 1960s and 1970s by a band whose principle players average 70+ years old (Mick Jagger 71, Keith Richards 71, Ronnie Wood 68 on June 1, and Charlie Watts 74 on June 2). Only 2012's Doom And Gloom had a "recent vintage" with 1981's Start Me Up as the next "youngest" number at 34 years old.

The complete run through Sticky Fingers that was rumored to be among the possibilities before the 15-stadium tour began didn't happen. But, the set list included Bitch, Wild Horses and Brown Sugar from the album with its expanded reissue coming on June 9. Surprisingly, the extended jam of Can't You Hear Me Knocking was not part of the show.

Robert Johnson may have made a deal with the Devil to play guitar, but Jagger's sympathy earned him an even greater prize. The "King of All Rock Stars" still looks and sounds nearly the same as he did decades before, running and singing up and down a catwalk that extended to midfield.

Line up Jagger against his still-performing contemporaries - Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Roger Daltrey, Robert Plant - and there's no doubt about who presides over the class reunion. Put him up against his younger competition and the results are no different.

Jagger invented the modern front man prototype and still sets the performance bar.

The other half of the Glimmer Twins dynasty - guitarist Keith Richards - remains the soul of rock 'n' roll even as he turned most of the leads and solos over to Ronnie Wood. The two played off one another with a seamless ease provided by 40 years together.

In one of the evening's highlights, "Keef" mounted his best warhorses for a winning songs exacta of Before They Make Me Run and Happy.

Meanwhile, the senior member of the band, drummer Charlie Watts provided the non-stop piston power rolling the Stones.

The monstrous stage - which takes a week to set up and three days to tear down - made the entire band's star power burn even brighter with high resolution images that turned the Stones into giant sized super heroes all night long.

Think Godzilla with a silver skull ring.

This also provided plenty of spotlight for backing vocalists Lisa Fischer and Bernard Fowler, bassist Darryl Jones and keyboardist Chuck Leavell, among others. Fischer brought all to their feet with her soaring singing on Gimme Shelter.

The Ohio University Singers hit the guest shot of a lifetime as they provided the choral backing on the You Can't Always Get What You Want encore sing-along. 

All the while, Jagger cheerfully lorded over the festivities. He even made reference to Ohio State's national championship in football, surprised all with a rendition of Hang On Sloopy, and gave the crowd an "O-H!"

Even if it was just solid advance scouting or downright hometown pandering, it worked and The Shoe erupted. 

Unlike Dylan in his recent Ohio Theatre performance, the Rolling Stones celebrated their most popular songs and the audience of 60,000 there to love them.

The Stones closed the night with Satisfaction and fireworks. Their legion of fans left satisfied that Mick and the boys still rule the concert throne after all these years.

Last of the Lost Miles: Ryan Bingham, Cash, Todd Snider, Marshall Crenshaw, Dixie Chicks, Stones

Song For The Soundtrack:
Dylan's Hard Rain
Do 32 runs, 100.56 miles and 27 albums in seven months count as a "regular training program?"

Well, only as much as 4.6 runs and 14.36 miles a month register or about one 3-mile run a week since running the 2014 Columbus Marathon 1/2 Marathon in October.

They may be "Lost Miles," but the music from all 27 albums remains memorable.

Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses Roadhouse Sun (2009)
"Low or loud, weary or wound up, Ryan Bingham is a voice you need to hear with no bad choices among any of his albums."

Running Data for Wednesday, February 25:
3.15 Miles
Additional Roadhouse Sun Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Day Is Done, Endless Ways, Hey Hey Hurray, Wishing Well
"Lost Miles" Total: 81.10 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Rusty Cage

Johnny Cash Unchained (1996)
"The second of the Johnny Cash/Rick Rubin American Recordings installments keeps the train of renewed influence and rebirth rolling."

Running Data for Sunday, March 1:
3.12 Miles
Additional Unchained Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Southern Accent, Mean Eyed Cat, Unchained, I've Been Everywhere
"Lost Miles" Total: 84.22 Miles

Running Data for Monday, March 2 (No Music):
2.05 Miles
"Lost Miles" Total: 86.27 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Mission Accomplished
Todd Snider Peace Queer (2008)
"Listen to Todd Snider for the songs. Listen to Todd Snider to hear the stories. Just listen to Todd Snider."

Running Data for Wednesday, March 4:
2.01 Miles
Additional Peace Queer Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Fortunate Son, Stuck On The Corner, Is This Thing On?
"Lost Miles" Total: 88.28 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Cynical Girl
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw (1982)
"Marshall Crenshaw is among my favorite debut albums ever. Nearly 33 years old, it remains a masterpiece and what pop music should aspire to be."

Running Data for Monday, March 9:
3.09 Miles
Additional Marshall Crenshaw Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Someday, Some Way; Girls; The Usual Thing; Soldier Of Love
"Lost Miles" Total: 91.37 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Truth No.2
Dixie Chicks Home (2002)
"The Dixie Chicks already had taken a more serious tone on Home and added more of bluegrass flair. Then, 'The Incident' on that tour struck a chord that sadly and wrongly changed their place in country music forever."

Running Data for Tuesday, March 10:
3.13 Miles
Additional Home Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Long Time Gone, Landslide, White Trash Wedding, Godspeed
"Lost Miles" Total: 94.50 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Can't You Hear Me Knocking

Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers (1971)
"Given the number of Sticky Fingers songs that are regulars of the Rolling Stones live repertoire, it barely would be a stretch for them to perform the album in its entirety on this tour."

Running Data for Monday, April 13:
3.00 Miles
Additional Sticky Fingers Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Dead Flowers
"Lost Miles" Total: 97.50 Miles

Song For The Soundtrack:
Street Fightin' Man

Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (1968)
"Beggars Banquet marks the end of the Brian Jones era and the beginning of arguably the Stones' most creatively enduring run of records. Next to Satisfaction, I'm not sure they ever wrote a better song than Street Fightin' Man."

Running Data for Tuesday, April 14:
3.06 Miles
Additional Beggars Banquet Candidates For The "Next Big Race" Soundtrack: Parachute Woman, Jig-Saw Puzzle, Salt Of The Earth
"Lost Miles" Total: 100.56 Miles

1. This Old Porch from Lyle Lovett Lyle Lovett
2. Busload Of Faith from Lou Reed New York
3. Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart from Whiskeytown Strangers Almanac
4. It's Not You (The Girls!) from Columbus Blood
5. Parachute from B.A. Baracus How To Pick Up Trashy Women
6. Dinah-Moe Humm from Frank Zappa Over-Nite Sensation
7. Right Time from Nikki Lane All Or Nothin'
8. Buckeye Bop from Dead Schembechlers Wolverine Destroyer
9. Bloody Fingers And A Broken Heart from Los Gravediggers Get A New Ghost
10. We Don't Give A Damn For The Whole State Of Michigan from Dead Schembechlers Rodriguez To Ruin
11. Walk Of Shame from Nikki Lane Walk Of Shame
12. Mercurochrome from Watershed Three Chords And A Cloud Of Dust II
13. High School Flame from Twin Cam Speedholes
14. Life Is Bad from Shelby Lynne I Am Shelby Lynne
15. Let's Get Drunk & Get It On from Old 97's Most Messed Up
16. Gunpowder & Lead from Miranda Lambert Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
17. I Won't Crap Out from Iggy Pop Brick By Brick
18. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground from White Stripes White Blood Cells
19. Flying Over Water from Jason Isbell Southeastern
20. Bastards Of Young from The Replacements Tim
21. Dylan's Hard Rain from Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses Roadhouse Sun
22. Rusty Cage from Johnny Cash Unchained
23. Mission Accomplished from Todd Snider Peace Queer
24. Cynical Girl from Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw
25. Truth No. 2 from Dixie Chicks Home
26. Can't You Hear Me Knocking from Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
27. Street Fightin' Man from Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet