Monday Motivation

by Hannah Dobson 12

There was no Monday Motivation last week because Hannah was on a series of planes. By the time she’d got home she wasn’t fit for anything except trembling in a corner. Who knew that those little lap belts in planes actually work? Or that aeroplanes could bounce about quite so much without falling out of the sky? Anyway, she is back, and in one piece, and has actually done some training this week. Here is some proof.

turbo sweat training Hannah
Actual sweat, not stage make up.

The last Monday Motivation playlist was quite motivating. Well done people. Hannah may yet make it round the Dirty Reiver. Or even to Grinduro UK. Which is of course on the Isle of Arran, which leads us nicely to this track and our theme for the week: Islands.

Recommended by our Rob Crayons (who is a trendy young thing), it’s a track by Loyle Carner:

So off you go, suggest your island themed or associated tunes. And before any of you mentions it, the Mull of Kintyre is not an island. So none of that please. Remember, we want a playlist we actually like listening to!

For those of you unfamiliar with Monday Motivation, here’s the rules:

1 – We start the playlist with a tune, and we set the theme.

2 – You leave your tune suggestions in the comments section (on our website, not Facebook) – one track per person, and it must fit with the theme (you can explain it if you’re feeling obscure).

3 – When we have 10 suggestions, we’ll create a playlist. If you’re  too slow to get your suggestion in, you’ll just have to be quicker next time, we’re taking the first ten answers only!

4 – The link to the playlist will visible to subscribers only, to listen to and use how you wish. Of course, if you’re not a subscriber you could read the comments and make your own playlist, but with digital subscriptions starting at £1.49 a month, subscribing is easier.

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Comments (12)

  1. You will never pick this one, but it amuses us Lancastrians as an accurate depiction of Yorkshire.
    The Everly Pregnant Brothers: No Oven No Pie. It is loosely based on Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry, which was released on Island Records (subtle link).

  2. Islands in the stream – Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers – of course! 🙂

  3. Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin. Tenuous Iceland link ok?

  4. @Yak the more tenuous/obscure/clever the better!

  5. Phew. That’s good as I had La Isla Bonita – Madonna as a back-up!

  6. JVC FORCE – Strong Island. A stone cold hip hop banger.

  7. Hmmm, it’s going to be next Monday soon.

    So my cat proposes An Open Letter to NYC – Beastie Boys.
    Reason – Staten Island

  8. Letter from God to Man by Dan Le Sac vs Scoobius Pip. Because no man is an island (courtesy John Donne).

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