Into The Labyrinth

 

A rare cool August morning. The last day of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Channeling MEB on this Sunday morning’s run as he goes for the gold in the marathon. Into The Labyrinth is the perfect musical accompaniment. To finish is to win. I urge you to hear it all the way through. Enjoy the stream!

You may also like Spiritchaser by DCD.

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Golden Heart

MarkKnopfler

 

Steeped in Irish folk style Mark Knopfler sheds his Dire Straits jacket and delivers a lovely solo debut in Golden Heart. Enjoy my Darling Pretty.

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Spiritchaser

 

In 1990 my friends Dan and Trace dragged me to the Chicago Theater to see a Dead Can Dance show. It was their first North America Tour, and I had never heard of the band so I didn’t quite know what to expect. Given the name, I was thinking it was probably some sort of goth act like the Cure or Joy Division. It turned out to be nothing I expected, or had ever experienced before.

Today’s Runner Spirtchaser is a gorgeous blend of rhythmic percussion and ethereal vocals. Lisa Gerrard’s voice is that of a nightingale, rich and melodic, both powerful and vulnerable at the same time. It is not of this world. Brendan Perry is brilliant. His guitar and voice never overstated, rather delicately tied with Gerrard creating a beautiful harmonic lattice that flowers with mystique throughout. I love to run to this record. It powers my legs and kindles my body and soul.

Happy birthday to me, and to you.

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