You know how sometimes a song will take you back to a place in time or drum up special memories or thoughts? For example . . .
When I hear "Jump" by Van Halen I remember my mom boycotting my desire to go to the 1984 Van Halen Concert in Portland, Oregon.
When I hear "Only the Young" by Journey I think about Louden Swain trying to drop weight in a silver suit in the movie Vision Quest - which by the way is one of the best movie sound tracks all all time if you ask me. Journey, Dio, Hagar, Foreigner, Madonna, Quarterflash . . . I gotta watch that movie again just for the songs. And if you have not heard the song Lunatic Fringe by Red Rider, view this clip from the movie and tell me it doesn't get you pumped up.
When I hear any song from from Metallica's Black Album I think about my dingy college weight room because I swear that CD never stopped playing for at least a year after that album was released.
When I hear "Hey ya!" by Outkast I think about climbing flights of stairs because that song was on my play list while looking for apartments in New York City - I must have climbed over 100 miles of stairs that week.
Well, my head begins to swim with urban bike riding intensity with I hear the song "The Funeral" by Band of Horses. The song just came through on my Slacker Radio stream and immediately I started to fill with adrenaline. Enjoy this Bike Hacks Classic to find out why.
Great article in yesterday's New York Times about Danny MacAskill, whom you've probably seen in one of his YouTube videos. He's the guy with the mad urban trials riding skills, who rides along the ridge of a spiked fence, does backflips off of trees, etc. The article is a great backgrounder on the guy--his star is taking off, but he seems super humble and thankful. Worth reading.
Video below, for old times sake.