I was walking along Queen Street West in T.O. when I spotted the world's BEST pound for pound fighter inside a shop window. Manny Pacquiao, looking
pretty ugly as ever, clad in a red hoodie underneath his $100 Nike Sportswear N98 Track Jacket. The fact that I was wearing my fave old worn-out Gap red hoodie, looking ugly poor as ever, at the time was purely coincidental. LOL. (This is a quickie post shorter than "King Rides By" song by Cat Power.)
A persistently persistent pal o' mine (pantomime?) dropped an MP3 into my full Dropbox. Last December, Chan Marshall aka Cat Power released a new version of "King Rides By" (originally from her 1996 LP What Would the Community Think) and a 7-minute long video featuring Filipino boxer-politician-singer-LOL-actor Manny Pacquiao hitting a speed bag in slow-mo. Apparently, it's weirdly hypnotic to everyone but... me. Actually, my eyes were focused on the sign behind the fat trainer. As if it was an eye chart test on a wall. I think it says, "DO NOT ADJUST SPEED BAG PLATFORMS ASK A TRAINER!" Watch MP work out:
My pal suggested that I put the song on my iPod 'workout playlist' (music that motivates me to exercise harder, better, faster, stronger). After losing 23 pounds last year, I feel like I've hit a weight loss wall... the inevitable plateau where an exerciser has stopped seeing results. :(
Proceeds from the song (fortunately, Manny doesn't sing in it) go to charities: Festival of Children Foundation and Ali Forney Center. You can download the MP3 at Cat Power's website for a donation amount of your choosing. I felt bad so I donated 99 cents. ONCE. So, I don't know why my HUGE face (old photo, circa 2009?) appears TWICE on the Donor Wall:
I HAVE A WALL. On my blog. You don't even have to pay to appear on it! Just comment. Ha!
Massa aka "fruity oaty bar"