In this episode they discuss the Ben Mezrich book “The Accidental Billionaire” that was published in 2009 and compare it to the 2010 classic film directed by David Fincher (our third Fincher adaptation!)
There is SO much to uncover here between what the world was like when Facebook was created, the state it was in at the time of the film’s release in 2010 and how the world uses Facebook now.
Trigger warning–we may get a little political here! 🙂
In this episode they discuss:
The interesting non-writing life of author Ben Mezrich
The true importance of Harvard clubs
Mark Zuckerberg’s multiple lawsuits
The amazing cast in the film
The music of Trent Reznor
How Facebook has changed over the years.
The BIG differences between book, movie and real life
Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) depostion
The Winklevoss Twins (Armie Hammer) at the President’s office
Eduardo Severin (Andrew Garfield) gets fired
Mark Zuckerberg on 60 Minutes
Mark Zuckerberg & Jesse Eisenberg on Saturday Night Live
It’s new playlist time and today’s was inspired after reminiscing with a friend about the time we watched Ricky Martin kick serious butt at the Grammy Awards in the late 1990s. You will see what I am talking about below where I list all of my favorite songs to play in my classes this past week.
It’s a mixture of old and new tunes that I hope get you in the mood to work a little harder or will just make that workout more tolerable with some good music!
Let me know what you think of it and remember—I need song suggestions, always. So be sure to post them in the comments below!
The Cup of Life:Ricky Martin
Just try to listen to this and NOT want to move your booty. It’s impossible!
Synchronicity I: The Police
This song has an old school 80s New Wave meets rock n’ roll feel that really helps to accelerate the mood and feeling in the room. Like THE perfect second song to play in any workout.
Worth It:Fifth Harmony
One of those tunes that always makes me want to sing along and declare my worth—which sky high, people!
If I have to pick a favorite decade for music it would have to be the 90s and this song reminds me of my younger days when I would play it at full blast while tooling around California.
You Get What You Give: New Radicals
The term “one hit wonder” has a negative connotation but how many people even have that great one hit even in them much less get to produce it? This song feels like it could be the perfect graduation day tune and always gives me the “happies.”
I am a little late to the Rhianna party but damn she makes some great music!
Wake Up Call:Maroon 5
The song is pretty darn great but the video that features my favorite heartthrob Jeremy Sisto—wow!
The Hand That Feeds:Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor knows how to write heart pumping techno meets heard rock music that will make you want to kick it into a higher gear.
First: Cold War Kids
I love this song for climbs using a ton of resistance or a big incline on the treadmill.
Hotline Bling: Drake
This is a song I literally cannot get out of my head. And when I use it in my classes my student bop their heads to the beat in the most adorable way. Priceless!
Bonus version of Hotline Bling with a cat!
O.B:Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
If you are looking for a fun, catchy tune to take on a few last sprints—try this one for sure. You will thank me later!
Empire State of Mind: Jay Z & Alicia Keys
Quite simple THE best song about New York ever though I admit that Billy Joel comes a close second.
All You Favorite Bands:Dawes
Love this for a cool down song and am grateful I teach in a dark spin room most of the time because when this gem from Dawes comes on over the speakers, I get super weepy.
That’s it for me this time. Now go out there get your workout in!
Are you ready for a new playlist? This time I wanted to return to a few songs that had previously been “retired” from my classes plus introduce a couple of tunes you may not have heard before. This is a 50-minute interval “ride” that you can use on your next run, bike ride or treadmill workout that will help keep you motivated to keep moving.
So let’s get started and as always—send me your favorite song suggestions!
All of Me (Tiësto’s Birthday Treatment):John Legend
This is one of those songs that I find myself singing along to every time it comes on the radio and grateful I work from home alone so no one can hear me as I couldn’t hold a note with a handle. Anyhoo, here is a pumped-up of version to get your workout started.
Leopard Print Pill Box Hat:Beck
I am a big Bob Dylan fan and this might be my favorite cover of a Dylan song to ever. (Okay—All Along the Watcher by Jimi Hendrix is a strong number two.)
Come & Get It: Selena Gomez
I pray she did not write this for Justin Bieber… that little creep.
Yesterday two of my boot camp dudes complained this song made “no sense” because “you can’t breathe underwater.” (Sigh—try to inject some culture in people and they get so literal!)
The World I Know: Collective Soul
This is one of those songs that always reminds me of the mid-90s (Sigh, again.)
Hypnotize:The Notorious B.I.G.
Be sure to use the “clean” version if you are playing this in a class!!
Let Forever Be: The Chemical Brothers
Noel Gallagher of Oasis co-wrote this tune and sings the vocals which is why it is so awesome. “How does it feel like—to wake up in the sun? How does it feel like—to shine on everyone?” Love it!
This song gets the whole room to work harder and sing along.
Left Hand Free: alt-J
This is a brand new song from an indie based in Leeds, England and it made stop and take notice the first time I heard it.
Came Back Haunted: Nine Inch Nails
Trent Reznor came back from a long absence writing movie soundtracks to resurrect the Nine Inch Nails last year and this is my favorite song from that album. Perfect for interval sprints.
Sirens:The Pack A.D.
This band is from Vancouver and they can rock out.
Ring of Fire:Social Distortion
This is an example of a song that I used to play weekly and then just had to stop as it was starting to get on my nerves which is just NOT okay. Glad to be able to enjoy it again and hope you do as well! (The live version in the video is super-fun.)
Oh stop your complaining Phish haters—this is a FANTASTIC song and you freaking well know it!
That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.
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