Tuesday, September 28, 2004

This ain't Crunch! The HQ Plaza Gym Song Generator

Now that I am working in Morristown, NJ, I needed to join a local gym for the occassional muscle shaking session on an elliptical. My office is located in a complex that is straight out of the 1980s. There is a gym here in Headquarters Plaza, but it is a far cry from my old gym, a hipster Crunch on 13th Street. The gym has amenities, such as a pool and a sauna, and is by no means a bad gym, but it really reflects the 80s ethos of HQ Plaza.

What may be most dated about my gym and most indicative of how it clearly targets a clientele of 40something suburban corporate types is the music they pump into the gym. The soundtrack is pure classic rock. Some good songs, some questionable, but none of them have the requisite BPM (beats per minute) to keep a workout going.

In honor of the HQ Plaza Gym's mid-life crisis melodies, I introduce the newest feature on MMM - the HQ Plaza Gym Song Generator. After each workout, one of the cuts will be posted.

The HQPGSG begins with an 80s classic - ZZ Top's "Sharp Dressed Man." ZZ Top are clearly legit classic rock, even slated to make an guest appearance on the new Queens of the Stone Age album, but a textbook example of what people in NJ work out to.

Stay tuned for more examples...


At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will be interesting to see how often the 'Generator' pumps out new cuts ..


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