Sometimes being involved with a virtual world like New Eden that overflows the computer screen has some real life benefits. For example, I normally listen to country music but I also listen to Eve Radio, which exposes me to lots of different music I would otherwise never listen to. For instance, I discovered that dance music works a lot better than rock when exercising on a stair-stepper machine. So I ditched the rock for two mixes by ER's DJ Moz, the Invader Moz mix of Fiendflug's Kahle Bedrohung and his mix of Terrorfakt's Bells of War. The high energy music really helped me keep up the pace.
It's the beginning of a new year and while I'm 40 pounds lighter than I was at the beginning of 2010, I figure I need to lose another 20 pounds. So I set off in search of some new music to get me the rest of the way to my goal. I'd been hearing some of Roc Wieler's songs on podcasts and liked what I heard, so I set off to find his music.
I think I found enough music to last awhile. Roc has 3 albums available on iTunes, One Night of Roc, Mendre and Bio. After listening to the samples, I wound up buying Mendre and One Night of Roc. I have a playlist on my iPod from Mendre that I'm working out to. Right now I'm partial to Exasperate, the title cut Mendre, Tribalism and Sansha Nation. But I like some of the songs on One Night of Roc, like RealXStasy and Wormholed. I especially like slower-paced Sacrifice.
I'm continually amazed at the creativity displayed by so many people who play Eve Online. The fact that I get to listen to some Minmatar influenced music while getting some much needed exercise is just another unexpected perk from playing in the sandbox.