A lot has happened since we last spoke. I was in my quaint apartment in Boston, temporarily unemployed, listening to about 10 hours of music a day whilst (is this a real word?) packing, driving, or working out.
I’m in a swanky lounge in my luxury apartment building (more on this in a moment), stealing free wi-fi and granny smith apples that suddenly appeared in a giant basket in the lounge tonight.
FREE WI-FI AND FREE APPLES?
The move to NYC has felt like free wi-fi and free apples in every aspect. Bear with me here, I’m really tired today. Every. Single. Thing. Has. Been. Perfect.
This apartment building is like, rap-video swaggy (minus the bitches and hoes… although..?). It’s everything and more I could have ever asked for moving blindly from Boston to NYC. We have a HELICOPTER LANDING PAD view of the East River, and even better than that (can you believe it gets cooler than this?):
THERE IS A STREET MEAT VENDOR RIGHT OUTSIDE MY BUILDING. LIKE, RIGHT OUTSIDE. AT ALL TIMES. Does the Halal street meat vendor company read spinmuse?
Now, for the whole “reason why I moved” thing. Work has been amazing. Every day makes me more excited to go back there than the next. I have met some super fun people that I work with who I have been bothering the crap out of with questions. I feel so interested in what I’m doing everyday, because I know that I am a part of helping a studio that sees almost 500 riders a day run smoothly. I literally am loving what I have been learning so far, which has just been the everyday basics, while I’m still understanding what the manager duties will entail. I love that there’s weeks of training that I’m undergoing ahead. I’m learning so much, and I love this company, I love the riders, and I’m excited to go to work everyday.
I get to ride, a lot, and as much as I do miss instructing already, it’s nice to sit back and get to take other peoples classes, instead of working for 9-10 hours a day, commuting for an hour or longer each day, doing my own workout, showering, eating, and then putting all the prep work into making a few rides for the week. You guys know what I mean, it is a LOT of work! But that’s what sets you apart from the other instructors out there. I will say I haven’t had a heavy, long, brutal Pretty Lights song climb in a while. The instructors focus more on movements and speed rather than resistance, but I am getting an amazingly fun and exhausting workout in everyday! The music from the instructors I’ve taken is also so noteworthy. They get to do what I couldn’t get away with…. almost every song is an electronic and/or dubstep remix. And it’s super loud. And I get to hear some version of “Call Me Maybe” like 18 times a day. HEAVEN. ON. EARTH.
Can you feel the love in this post? That guy in the sky is finally on my side again!
So, although I still don’t have much of a direction I’m going to take this little hobby of mine, I do have some tunes to share. More of a little encouragement to check out this album that The M Machine has finally put out, after teasing us with a few singles from way back in November. If you recall, I loved their song “Promise Me A Rose Garden” for rolling hills, and ever since hearing that song and seeing them open for MiM0SA, AND (I’m good at run-on sentences) the fact that they were signed onto Skrillex’s music label, I have been anxiously awaiting this 6-track, “Part 1” release of Metropolis.
We got 6 tracks here:
1. Immigrants (4:53): All instrumental, some heavy beat drops thrown in, and I would consider it a perfect song for some heavy, powerful hills.
2. Deep Search (4:38): This song reminds me a lot of two Deadmau5 tracks called Cthulhu Sleeps and FML, put together. It’s very beaty and a little trancey, all instrumental, and again, I think it’s got a steady beat for a hill climb.
3. A King Alone (3:47): A softer electronic track, with some male vocals, and it’s pretty soothing. The beat is a little slower so I would suggest hills for this as well.
4. Faces (2:47): Not really a fan of this one, it’s got vocals that make me feel weird. No spinning to this allowed. Not even going to post it.
5. Black (5:48): A little slow to start out, but it’s totally a party tune. It’s got a faster beat than the other songs, a heavier electronic beat, and sexy build ups. This would be perfect for some sprints.
6. Shadow In The Rose Garden (3:09): Not to be confused with Promise Me A Rose Garden… This is a slower, bass-ier, dub-step version of Promise. I love the female vocalist, mixed with heavy bass, and totally bearable dubstep. Steep hills here.
Welp, friends, that’s all I’ve got for you this week. I have taken a major break from the computer since moving and starting a new job, and it’s been pretty glorious. I suggest you do the same… after, of course, reading this post. I’m headed to The Gorge in Seattle in a week for the Sasquatch music festival, and I think I’m going to pee my pants when I get there, so expect some reviews of new bands that I get to check out while I’m there! Like this group, which I totally wanted to used in my spin class but never did: