New Playlist: Scotland on My Mind

I intended for the music in this morning’s spin class to pay homage to the incredibly kick-ass happenings in Scotland (“yes” or “no,” it was just thrilling to watch the process; this is how grown-ups do government). I’ve got cuts from some epic Scottish bands, including 1983’s “In a Big Country,” 1995’s “I’m Only Happy When it Rains,” and 2009’s “It’s Thunder and It’s Lightning.” I wrestled with including some Belle and Sebastian or Teenage Fanclub, but I needed this playlist to enhance a workout, so the softer, more somber tunes didn’t make the cut.

However, much like the “Yes” campaign, my plans didn’t work out: the stereo receiver in the cycling room shorted out, so we rooster cyclists were left to only wistfully think about what might have been.

If I weren’t on this bloody Whole 30, I would raise a glass of Ardbeg Uigeadail to the Scots for truly expressing their democracy. I wish them well as they negotiate a new relationship with Westminster. Slainte!

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The Spotify approximation of my list is below (lacking the cool remixes, sadly). One track not on Spotify is Travis’s most excellent acoustic cover of Britney Spears’s “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” but you can watch that here:

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