Walking Songs

On the way to school today I was listening to music on my phone.

(Yes, The Betamax Man listens to music on his phone. It’s not that far removed from my old Sony Walkman, though. I actually miss that little hiss of background noise from music on tape.)

Anyhow, one song came up, Eye of the Tiger by Survivor, followed by Come on Eileen, by… (looks up the artist on Wikipedia) Dexys Midnight Runners.

Both songs are excellent walking songs, songs that just seem to fit the rhythm of my feet. It was perfect.

It got me to wondering what songs are the best songs to walk to. I would also add Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean to that list.

That reminds me of a silly little thing that happened to me about a year ago. I was waiting for the train at the station, and that song started playing (on my phone, naturally). Just then a fat old pigeon waddled around the corner, head bobbing perfectly in time with the song. It was serendipitous, and I couldn’t help but snicker out loud.

Anyhow, I ask you, gentle reader, what are the best walking songs in your music library?

Be a Soccer Superstar!

In this post a little while ago, I mentioned being a member of some sim sports leagues.


One of those leagues is a football (soccer) sim league called the Full 90 Premiership (F90). I am the owner/General Manager of one team in the league, Riverdi Yamanashi. I’m also the team’s goalkeeper.


The league is part role-playing, part fanatsy, and lots of fun.


We’re in the middle of our inaugural season, so we’re looking for new members to expand our league for our second season. It doesn’t take a lot of time, and you can be as active as you can or want. I’m lucky enough to have a little time every day to commit to league activities, mostly writing and running my team’s website. Yes, we have a website. It’s simple, and I haven’t been keeping it up to date, but it’s there. Take a look.


If you’re interested, click the link below to learn more. Take a lurk around and see if it’s to your liking. If you sign up, let them know I sent you.


The Full 90 Premiership


and if you like the F90 I’m sure you’ll get a kick out of the other sim leagues on the site, like the International Sim Hockey League or the Breakaway Hockey League.