Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Alpine climbing is a stressful game. Generally, you are uncomfortable and scared. I spend most of my time absolutely hating it. It has its obvious rewards and some truly special moments, but most of the time I just end up asking myself why? I guess it's a blessing and a curse then that I am so drawn to it.
I cope. I diversify my life, meaning when I am not alpine climbing, I am really not alpine climbing. It's good to focus on other things to to shorten the amount of time it takes to remember how tired/scared/uncomfortable you were the last time you went to the mountains.
One such passion of mine is dance music. Making, playing, and dancing to music is one of the furthest things from climbing that I can think of. I generally don't pigeonhole myself and classify what dance music I like into a certain genre. I like to hop between genres and just play anything that makes you move.
I was really happy and excited today because I am leaving for Argentine Patagonia on Friday. So happy and excited that I felt like having a dance party by myself in my room. I started playing music with Ableton Live on my computer and on impulse pressed record, then mastered what I had recorded a little. The resulting 20 minute mix is super cheesy but pretty fun, with new and old favs. Bmore, Carioca Funk, and everything from Annie to the Bloodhound Gang. Listen here:
If you want to download it, click here