Thursday, 15 January 2009

Vive la Résolution

Overdid it at Christmas? Time to start that exercise regime.

Here’s Professeur Dutronc with a quick aerobics lesson:

Jacques Dutronc - La Leçon de Gymnastique du Professeur Dutronc
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As a child, I remember being taken along to the village hall to hang out with the other toddlers whilst our mums partook in the latest exercise craze ‘Pop Mobility’.

Looking back, I can see this experience probably had more than a little influence on my musical tastes…

(image courtesy of retro trash)

Let’s start with a gentle warm-up:

Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene (Part IV)
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Even the penguins have over-indulged during the festive season

(image courtesy of retro trash – look! This one’s got Space on it!!)

Got those muscles all warmed-up? Time for a hi-energy workout, just keep something in reserve for when those break-beats kick in:

Hot Butter – Popcorn
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[We love Popcorn round here! Verity is particularly fond of her French Version Originale 7”. The original was written by electronic pioneer Gershon Kingsley, but we think the Hot Butter version is the best. Someone’s dedicated a whole website to the song (including an ace Russian surf-guitar version). Not even the Crazy Frog could spoil it! One day well dedicate a whole post to Popcorn.]

At the end of each Pop Mobility session they would have a warm-down to Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross. But we’ll ignore that one...

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