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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Some More Inspiration

I was so fired up by the comments you all left yesterday on my Insecure Writers Support Group post that I wanted to share a song that I have recently begun to listen to as a "Pump Me Up" tune. The song is called "The Fighter" by Gym Class Heroes featuring Ryan Tedder. It's all about digging deep and pressing on against your demons and all other odds.

Here's the video, it features US gymnast John Orozco, who rose to the top of his sport in spite of being a poor kid from the Bronx. Gymnastics is a hell of an expensive sport and to get where he is from where he came from, well that in itself is mighty impressive. He certainly defines fighter.

Thank you,  my friends, my fellow writers. Here's to you and finding that fighting spirit no matter what dream you are pursuing.




Stay tuned as this weekend, Brent from Criminal Movies and I will be posting a She Said He Said: Our 50 Favorite Films of All Time. It's going to be really cool.

18 comments:

  1. That's very cool! Thanks for posting it!

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    1. Glad you liked the song and John's story. I was blown away by both. :)

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  2. There are some awesome stories among the Olympic hopefuls this year!

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    1. All those stories are one of the reasons I love the Olympics so much and watch as much coverage as I can.

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  3. Now I must go back and read your post from yesterday.

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  4. I have this song on my iPad. It's cool to see that kid from the Bronx making a splash.

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    1. I've added it to my playlist, too. Isn't it a great tune? And heck yeah, it is awesome to see this kid making it big. Very inspiring for sure.

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  5. I'm familiar with the song, and I like it a lot!

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    1. I fell in love with it the first time I heard it and now, I can't get it out of my head. But that is a good thing considering the lyrics and message. :)

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  6. Melissa this is a very inspiring story. He could have had a second career as a rapper

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    1. John's story really moved me from the moment I heard it. I especially love his work with the kids.

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  7. Ryan Tedder is my fave composer, singer, musician ever :) He gave the world APOLOGIZE, BLEEDING LOVE, HALO, ALL THE RIGHT MOVES, BATTLEFIELD, PLEASE DON'T STOP THE RAIN... how could you not adore him? :)

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    1. I am so in love with Ryan, Dez. I just discovered him and I thank you very much for sharing these other tunes with me. :)

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    2. be welcome, I'm a Ryan expert :)

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  8. MB, you are the best... fun, exciting, brilliant, beautiful, talented and well you get the idea!

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  9. I know that song. It's great.

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