BRADLEY -Vs- “DARK CITY”: A Rematch 15 Years In The Making!

Opening Night.

1998.

I Was There.

I’ll Never Forget That Night, Honestly.

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My Friends And I Had Decided Long Before It Was Released We Would Be Seeing This One On Said Opening Night.

Back In The 1980s And 1990s, That’s What Everyone Did On A Friday Night. You’d Meet-Up With Your Friends And You’d Head To The Local Movie Theater.

It Was Almost Like A Ritual. We Simply HAD HAD HAD To Go See Something.

Living In A Small Midwestern Town, It’s What We Had To Do.

It Was Our Best Option For Having A Good Time. It Was Either That, Or Go Walk Around The Mall.

I Know, Right, We Were Lame.

ANYWAY…

…We All Loaded-Up And Drove A Few Towns Over To The Much Larger Theater.

It’s About A 25-Minute Drive.

(((well we probably made it in less than 20-minutes, but it's SUPPOSED to take longer)))

Upon Entering The Theater, I Was Immediately Horrified To Find It Totally Packed.

The Only Seats Left Weren’t Ideal, To Say The Least.

We Took Said Seats, Anyway.

We Weren’t About To Miss This Flick.

Period.

Sadly, The Theater Was BLAZING-ASS-HOT!

Not Hot As In “Hip & Cool”…

…No…

…I Mean It Was F-in’ HOT HOT HOT Like Hell’ishly HOT!

Like 714-Degrees HOT!

It Was February, And Therefore Cold Outside.

So, The Theater People Had The Heat Cranked Allllll The Way Up.

That’s How It Felt, Anyway.

Couple That With A Totally Packed House, And Yeah.

HOT HOT HOT!!!

The People Sitting In Front Of My Friends And I Never Stopped Gabbing. Someone’s Pocket-Pager Went Off Like 10-Times. I Couldn’t Follow The Plot Very Well Because Of The Distractions And Became Very Confused As To What The Hell Was Really Going On.

It Was All Too Much.

Add In The Fact That “DARK CITY” Is A Dark, Slower-Paced Thriller And It Becomes Easier To Understand Why I Left The Theater Afterward Vowing To NEVER Watch This Flick Ever Ever EVER AGAIN!

And I Didn’t.

For 15 Years, My Vow Stood Strong And Unwavering.

That Is, Until Very Recently.

Seeing “DARK CITY” On Opening Night Was THE WORST THEATER EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE.

Period.

It Had Totally Tainted My View Of The Movie.

You See, I Took-Out My Frustrations Of The Night On The Film. I Shouldn’t Have, But I Did.

My Bad.

Upon Watching It Again, Finally, After 15 Years, I Finally Realized I Had Made A Horrid Mistake.

DARK CITY” Really Is A Quality Flick, My Peeps.

Watching It In The Comfort Of My Own Home, Without Distractions, I Was Able To Finally Appreciate It For What It Is.

A Very Good SCI-FI THRILLER.

It’s Well Acted.

(((starring RUFUS SEWELL, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, JENNIFER CONNELLY, and WILLIAM HURT)))

It’s Well Directed.

(((craftily done by ALEX PROYAS whom also directed another favorite of mine "THE CROW")))

The Sets And Special F/X Are Very Cool.

The Plot Can Be A Touch Confusing At Times, But You’ll Eventually Get It In The End.

All In All, I Was Saddened It Had Taken Me So Long To Finally Give It Another Chance.

BUT, In The End, I’m Super Glad I Did.

DARK CITY” Deserved Better Than What It Got.

It Deserved Better Than What I Gave It.

SO, Here I Am, Trying To Rectify The Problem.

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If You’ve Seen This One, GREAT.

If You’ve Not, Well, DO SO.

Some People Can’t Get Enough Of “DARK CITY“…

…Some People Can’t F-in’ Stand It.

WHICH ONE ARE YOU?!??!?

My Curiosity Abounds.

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“Feeling Like A Freak On A Leash…”

“…((You Wanna See The Light))…

Feeling Like I Have No Release

…((So Do I))…

How Many Times Have I Felt Diseased?…

…((You Wanna See The Light))…

Nothing In My Life Is Free

Is Free…”

“…Sometimes I Cannot Take This Place

Sometimes It’s My Life I Cant Taste

Sometimes I Cannot Feel My Face

Youll Never See Me Fall From Grace…”

“…Something Takes A Part Of Me

You And I Were Meant To Be

A Cheap Fu*k For Me To Lay

Something Takes A Part Of Me. …”

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FREAK ON A LEASHIs By The Nu Metal Band KORN And Was Released In 1998 !!!

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FREAK ON A LEASHIs Originally Off Of The 1998 Studio AlbumFOLLOW THE LEADERBy KORN !!!

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What Can I Tell You About This Song…

FREAK ON A LEASH

by KORN

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Hmm.

Well.

Hmm.

I Suppose I Can’t Really Say To Much.

This Is An Instance Where It’s Best If I Keep My Mouth Shut.

BUT…

FREAK ON A LEASH

…Is A Very Awesome…

…Very Special Song In My World.

It Holds So Much Of A Deeper Meaning.

And, Honestly, I’d Love To Say A Whole Lot Right Now.

But, I’m Holding Back Because I Don’t Think It Would Be Taken Tooooo Well.

I’ve Been A Huge Fan Of This Song Since I First Saw The Music Video In 1999, While I Was In The Navy.

Upon Hearing It Back Then, I Was An Instant Fan.

Period.

Sooo…

…Today I’m Sharing It With Y’all.

I Know, I Know…

…The Band KORN Isn’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Tea.

Then Again, A Lot Of The Music I Write About Isn’t For Everyone.

There Are Likely More People Whom Hate This Song Than I Really Realize.

But, For Now, I Don’t Care.

I Had To Get This Song Out Of My Head, As I’ve Been Listening To It A LOT A LOT Over The Past Two-Weeks.

And You Know Me…

…I Get Things Out Of My Head By Way Of My Bloggin’ing.

So…

…Here I Am…

…Bloggin’ing ’bout It.

I Sure Hope This Works, To Be Honest.

Perhaps It Will.

Perhaps It Won’t.

But, I’m Still Trying.

That’s All One Can Really Do, Right?!

Try Try TRY AGAIN!!!

We Shall See, My Peeps.

We Shall See, Indeed.

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PLEASE Have A Damned Decent Day.

And, I Sure Hope Y’all Have A Wonderful Weekend!!!

L8r L8r, My Tater-Tots!!!

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Were The Navy Days Really THAT Long Ago?!?

Yep.

They Sure Were.

Sheesh.

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Alright, My Peeps, There’s A First Time For Everything… …Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

Well…

…As DEPECHE MODE Once Sang…

Let Me Take You On A Trip…

…Around The World And Back…

…And You Won’t Have To Move…

…You Just Sit Still…

…And Let Us Take A Flying Leap Together…

…Together Into Time And And Space Past.

Let Us Take A Trip Back To A Point In Our Lives Called…

HALLOWEEN

1998

…At FORT MEADE.

Now, I Know What You’re Thinking, My Peeps.

You’re Thinking…

That’s Not Around The World… …That’s Maryland.

…And For That, You’d Be Correct.

I Simply Didn’t Have The Time…

…Nor The Funds…

…Nor The Patience To Honestly Fly Y’all Anywhere.

My Bad, I Know.

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ANYWAY…

HALLOWEEN

1998

My FIRST HALLOWEEN In The NAVY.

Are You There, My Peeps?

Are You Waiting-Up For Me?!

GREAT!!

You Know I’m Doing The Same For Y’all, Right?!

RIGHT!!

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Alright…

…So I Should Have Know That It (HALLOWEEN 1998) Was Going To Be A Looong…

…A Looong Baaad Day.

Period.

I Should Have Known From The Very Moment I Made Mention Of My Halloween Costume, That Day.

It Was A Last-Minute-Thing, Ya Know?!

So Don’t Laugh At Me.

Seriously.

No Laughing.

I Went To My First REAL Halloween Party…

…Dressed As…

…”DR. STRANGELOVE“.

No…

…That Is NOT A Typo…

…And YES…

…YES You Read That Right.

For Halloween, 1998, I Went As “DR. STRANGELOVE“.

It Wouldn’t Have Been So Bad…

…Might Have Even Been Fun…

…Ya Know…

…Had Anyone Actually Known Who That Was.

One Other Guy Knew.

That’s It.

Just One.

And He Was My Roommate At The Time.

He Only Knew Because I Straight-Up Told Him.

He Didn’t Laugh.

Didn’t Even Titter A Bit.

He Just Went Right Into Explaining HIS Costume.

He Was Dressed In His Navy-Issue Black Uniform Pants…

…His Navy-Issue Black Sweater…

…His Navy-Issue Watch-Cap (aka a sock-hat)…

…His Navy-Issue Boondockers (aka black utility-boots)…

…And He Was Beginning To Blacken-Up His Face With Shoe-Polish.

The Only Person In The Barracks Whom Could Rival ME As The Whitest-Man-ALIVE…

…And He Was Blackening-Out His Entire Face In Black Shoe-Polish.

What The Hell Are You Doing, Dude?!

…I Would Ask.

To Which He Would Respond…

Dude, This Is Gonna Be EPIC! Just You Wait And See!

And So…

…I Waited.

Patiently, Yet Impatiently, I Waited.

Once He’d Finished…

…He Turned To Me.

I Couldn’t Decided If He Were A Burglar…

…Or A Ninja.

Okay, Dude. What Do Ya Think?!

…He Asked…

…With His Eyes All Alight With Fun, Hope, Possibility, Excitement.

I Replied…

You Look Fine, Man. So Which Are You, A Burglar OR A Ninja?!

???

Sounds Like A Reasonable Question To Ask, Right?!

That’s What I Was Thinking.

BUT…

…No One Could Have Prepared Me For The Eventual Answer.

Neither One, Dude. Can’t You Tell?! I’m Going As “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

:O

Seriously, My Peeps.

HA HA HA, Very Funny, Dude. No, But Really, Are You A Burglar OR A Ninja?!

I Told You, Neither One, Dude, I’m Tellin’ Ya, I’m Going As “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

I Sincerely Couldn’t Help Myself.

I Was In Shock.

Mortified.

I Was Always Up For A Good Joke, But He Wasn’t Joking.

He Was Dead-Pan-Serious, Actually.

Had I Not Been There…

…My Friend…

…One Of The Whitest People I’ve Ever Encountered…

…Would Have Honestly Gone To A Navy Halloween Party Dressed-Up As OJ’s Black Defense Lawyer, “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

O. M. F. G.

!!!

So What Does One Say To That Other Than…

DUDE!! Have You Just Totally Lost Your Goddamn’ Mind!?!?

He Had Hadn’t A Clue.

He Didn’t Know What He Was Doing Would Likely Have Totally Offended Any AND Everyone.

To Him…

…It Was A Joke…

…But Not Just A Joke Between Friends…

…But As A Joke For EVERYONE To Relish In.

What Dude? This Is Gonna Be SWEET! I’m Gonna Be “JOHNNIE COCHRAN”!!!

NO, Dude, NO YOU’RE NOT!!! You’re Either A Burglar OR A Ninja! You Are NOT Going To This Party, Nor Any Other Party, Dressed Like That, Saying What You’re Saying. PERIOD!

He Seemed Surprised At My Sharpness.

Dude, I’m Not Getting My Ass Kicked Just Because You, My Friend, A Very VERY White-Dude, Decided To Go To A Party In Black-Face Saying “I’m JOHNNIE COCHRAN” It’s Just NOT Happening!

In The End…

…He Relented.

He Went To The Party As A Burglar.

And He Wasn’t Happy About It.

I…

…On The Other Hand…

…Stuck With My Original Plan.

I Went To The Party As “DR. STRANGELOVE“…

…And Ended-Up Fielding Questions Alll-Niiight-Looong.

Who Are You? “DR. STRANGEGLOVE”??? Who’s “DR. STRANGEGLOVE”???

No No No, “StrangeLOVE” Not “StrangeGLOVE”.

Oh, Okay. So He’s Strange, But Wears A Glove. “STRANGEGLOVE” I Got It.

NO… “LOVE” NOT “GLOVE” It’s “LOVE” I’m “DR. STRANGELOVE”!!!

I Eventually Gave-Up On Trying To Make Everyone Get Who I Was.

I Exited The Navy Barracks…

…And Went Across The Courtyard To The Air-Force Barracks.

Sadly…

…They Didn’t Get Who I Was, Either.

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Oh Well, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

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Please Enjoy Your Halloween, My Peeps.

I’m Gonna Do My Best With What I’ve Got.

I Think I Smell A Scary-Movie-Maraton About To Take The Field.

Sound Good To Y’all?!

NICE!!!

Sounds Good To Me, Also!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY” by THE VERVE (1997)

‘Cause It’s A Bitter Sweet Symphony

This Life

Try To Make Ends Meet

You’re A Slave To Money

Then You Die

I’ll Take You Down The Only Road

I’ve Ever Been Down

You Know The One That Takes You To The Places

Where All The Veins Meet

Yeah…”

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BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY Is The Key Song To The Bandย THE VERVE As It Was/Is Their Biggest Hit EVER, Released In 1997 On The AlbumURBAN HYMNS!!!

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“…No Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

But I’m Here In My Mold

I Am Here In My Mold

But I’m A Million Different People

From One Day To The Next

I Can’t Change My Mold

No, No, No, No, No. …”

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What Can I Even Begin To Say About This Song…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

by THE VERVE

!?!?!

This Is One Of Those Songs That Came-Out While I Was In High School…

…And I’ve Owned A Copy Since.

It Actually Carried Me Through My Senior Year.

Until The Song…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

…Came-Out In 1998…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

…Was MY JAM.

Period.

The Song Is Priceless.

The Music-Video Was Brilliant.

It Simply Spoke To Me, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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I Started Listening To It Again Yesterday Evening…

…And It Has Dominated My Musical Thoughts, Since.

So Why Not Give It A Shout-Out, Ya Know Ya Know?!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!

I Don’t Honestly Have Much Of A Story To Tell With This One.

Just That It Has Been Part Of My Life For More Than 20-Years…

…And It’s Still Just As Potent To Me As Ever.

I’m Fairly Sure The Bulk Of You Know It/Remember It.

If You Don’t…

…Well…

…You’re Either Too Young…

…Too Old…

…Or Too Dead.

It Was A Huge Song When Released In 1997…

…And It Continues To Please To This Very Day!

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Anyway…

…I Just Felt Talking About This Song Would Be A Nifty Way To Get One’s Saturday Moving.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

IT WORKS!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head That ALSO Makes Me Smile: “LEECH” by EVE 6 (1998)

Tell Those Stories To Me…

…I’m Dying To Hear…

…The Things You’ve Done And Seen…

…Far-Fetched As They May Be…

…You Strike A Smile At Me…

…Your Stories Ring Of Purgery…

…Construed…

…Withย Self-Empowering Themes…

LEECHIs A Personal Favorite Jam From The 1998 AlbumEVE 6By The Alternative-Rock BandEVE 6!!!

…Suckin’ On My Brain…

…You’re The Teacher…

…I’m The Student…

…Turnin’ Things Around…

…Your Story’s Not Congruent…

…Tabloids…

…Decoys…

…Pitiful Excuses…

…Turnin’ Things Around…

…You’re Turnin’ Things Around…

…GO! …

The Single Album ForLEECHBy EVE 6 !!!

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I’ve Known Many A Great Story-Teller In My Day.

A Great Many.

So I Can Totally Identify With This Song…

LEECH

by EVE 6

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One Never Knows How Much Truth Is Actually Injected Into Each Of The Stories.

For Some, It’s All Of It.

For Some, It’s The Bulk Of It.

For Others, It’s Nearly None Of It.

Regardless…

…I Still Enjoy Listening To Someone Spin A Good Yarn.

Especially When They’re Really Good At Telling Them.

In The Blogging World, I’ve Found Many Amazing Story-Tellers.

Sometimes…

…It’s Easy To Believe Them.

At At Other Times…

…I Sincerely Can’t Believe What I’m Reading.

The Question Is…

…Which Are MORE Believable?

For Me…

…It’s The Version With The Most Details.

When People Can Recount So Much Information…

…I Tend To Get More Sucked In.

And That’s A GREAT Thing, My Peeps, Fo SHO!

Some People Can’t Stand A Bundle Of Details.

They Think It Gets Boring.

But Not I.

I’m A Stickler For Details.

Details Sell A Story.

So It’s A Rather Funnyย Coinkydink That I’d Hear This Song First Thing This Morning.

It Made Me Smile.

It Made Me Think.

It Made Me Reflect.

I Started Thinking About My Grandfather, Actually.

That Man Had STORIES.

Nearly An Endless Supply Of STORIES STORIES STORIES.

He’d Talk About The Great Depression.

He’d Talk About Joining The Navy At 17-Years-Old During World War II.

He’d Talk About Working At The Hospital As An Operating-Room Tech.

He’d Tell Me About The Amazing Things He’d Seen And Experienced…

…Whether They Were Good Or Bad…

…And I’d Listen Intently.

My Father Is Another One.

The Man Can Turn Almost Any Life Experience Into A Nifty Story.

I Think It’s A Gift.

Some People Simply Can’t Do It.

I Suppose I Should Be Thankful To Have Been Brought-Up By People Who Always Did For Me What I Love Doing Now.

I Love Telling Stories.

Some Are Totally True.

Some Are Almost Totally True.

Some Are Carefully Constructed Inventions.

Any Way It Goes…

…I Still LOVE To Tell Them!!!

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So I’ve Gotta Hand It To…

EVE 6

…This Morning…

…And Their Song…

LEECH

!!! !!! !!!

It Totally Got My Mind Working.

It Woke Me From My Mental Slumber, And It Got Me Cranking Away.

It’s A Great Song…

…Regardless Of How It Helped Me This Morning…

…So I’m Very Pleased It Popped-Up, Fo SHO!!!

Sometimes…

…Honestly…

…That’s All It Takes.

A Good Night Of Sleep.

A Hot Cup Of Coffee.

And Some Quality Jams.

BAAM!

Back In Bidnass!!!

Wonderful, My Peeps.

Simply Wonderful.

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I’ve Still Got More To Do Today…

…But I Wanted To Get This One Out Of My Head Before I Started-In On Something Else.

This One Was Important For Me To Get Done.

And I’m VERY Pleased I Did Exactly That.

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I Hope You’re ALL Having A Decent Morning, My Peeps.

If You Are, You’ve Gotta Build On It.

If You’re Not…

…Hmm…

…Perhaps You Just Need More Sleep?

Or A Hot Cup Of Coffee?

Or Some Quality Jams?

Or Some Combo Of Those?

Whatever Works For You.

Good Luck.

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I’ve Got Much More To Do Today.

I Believe NOW It’s Time To Go For A Walk.

A Nice Walk On A Nice Morning Sounds Wonderfully Ideal.

So I’m Gonna Make That Happen, Also!

And I Already Know Which Song Is Gonna Lead-Off Said Walk.

Of Course, My Peeps…

LEECH

…It IS!!!

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Songs That Make Me Smile: Special Edition: “MELISSA” by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1972)

Crossroads…

…Seem To Come And Go…

…Yeah…

…The Gypsy Flies From Coast To Coast…

…Knowing Many…

…Loving None…

…Bearing Sorrow…

…Having Fun…

…But Back Home He’ll Always Run…

…To Sweet MELISSA…

…Mmm Hmm…

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MELISSAIs A Simply Beautiful Song From The 1972 AlbumEAT A PEACHBy The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND !!!

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…Freight Train…

…Each Car Looks The Same…

…All The Same…

…And No One Knows The Gypsy’s Name…

…And No One Hears His Lonely Sighs…

…There Are No Blankets Where He Lies…

…Lord, In Deepest Dreams The Gypsy Flies…

…With Sweet MELISSA…

…Mmm Hmm…

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Honestly…

…I’d Been Meaning To Do A Little Blog Post Of This Song…

MELISSA

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…For A Few Months Now.

You See…

…In MY Life…

…I Have My Own SWEET MELISSA.

I Actually Refer To Her As MISTRESS MELISSA A Lot Of The Time.

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MY MELISSA

…Has Been A Part Of My Life Since 1998.

That’s When We Both Graduated From High School…

…And When She And I Both Entered The United States Navy.

We Met Each Other While Attending…

THE DEFENSE INFORMATION SCHOOL

…Where We Both Studied PRINT, PHOTO, And BROADCAST JOURNALISM.

She’s My Soul-Mate.

She’s The Best Female Friend I’ve Ever Had…

…And Likely Will Ever Have.

After We Both Graduated From Journalism School…

…We Sadly Lost Track Of Each Other.

She Was Stationed Overseas…

…While I Went To Washington State, And Served Aboard The U.S.S. ABRAHAM LINCOLN.

However…

…Nearly A Decade Later…

…She Found Me!

(Thank You Internet!!!)

She And I Have A Very Special Bond.

She’s One Who Understands The Hell I Went Through, In Regard To My Naval Service.

She Went Through Her Own Personal Hell, Also, And I Think That Made Our Bond That Much Stronger.

Now…

…Just To Be Clear…

…NO…

…NO We Never Dated, Or Anything Like That.

It Was Never That Kind Of Relationship.

But She’s My Woman, Nevertheless.

She’s My Navy Sister.

I Do Love The Girl, With All My Heart.,,

…And It’s Impossible For Me To Listen To…

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…EVER…

…Without Wanting To Hear This Song…

MELISSA

Period.

I Wish I Could Describe The Bond We Share…

…But I Don’t Think It’s Really Possible.

She Does Mean The World To Me.

She’s My #1 Chick.

And I Love Her Very Much.

So…

…This Blog Post Is Solely Dedicated To Her…

MY MELISSA

…Without Whom I Think I Would Have Lost My Marbles A Long Time Ago.

As I Said, She’s Been Part Of My Life For Almost 15 Years, Now.

She’s The Finest Example Of A Kind, Caring, Loving Human Being I Know…

…And I’m Very VERY Pleased To Be Doing This Post For Her.

I Sincerely Can’t Wait To See Her, Again.

It’s Been Far Too Long Since We Shared Some Quality Face-To-Face Time…

…But I Can Still Call Her, Or Text Her, Or Email Her…

…And Can Do So Anytime I Please.

She And I Have The Ability To Totally Open-Up To Each Other In Conversation…

…And I Never Have To Worry About Feeling Insecure When Doing So.

That’s What Having A Soul-Mate Is All About.

Someone You Can Always Run To When Things Get Too Crazy, Or Confusing.

And Like The Gypsy In The Song…

…When I Need To…

…I Can Always Run To

MY MELISSA

…Anytime.

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Much Love To You, Dearest.

And Much Love To Y’all, My Peeps.

Thanks For Being There When I Need To Vent…

…Or When I Need To Bounce An Idea Off Of You…

…Or When I Just Need To Talk…

…Whether It Be Important…

…Or Just For The Sake Of Talking.

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Y’all Please Take Care Of Yourselves…

…If Not For Yourselves…

…Do It For ME!

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Catch Ya Later, Kiddies!!!

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“…I Can Feel The Emptiness Inside Me Fade And Disappear… There’s A Feeling Of Contentment Now That You Are Here…” –DEPECHE MODE (“Only When I Lose Myself” (1998))

…I Feel Satisfied…

…I Belong Inside…

…Your Velvet Heaven…

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ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELFWas The Stand-Alone Single From DEPECHE MODE‘s 1998 AlbumTHE SINGLES 86>98

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…Did I Need To Sell My Soul…

…For Pleasure Like This?…

…Did I Have To Lose Control…

…To Treasure Your Kiss?…

…Did I Need To Place My Heart…

…In The Palm Of Your Hand…

…Before I Could Even Start…

…To Understand?…

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The Single-Album ForONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELFBy DEPECHE MODE

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…It’s Only When I Lose Myself In Someone Else…

…That I Find Myself…

…I Find Myself. …

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Alright, My Peeps.

I Know.

I Know.

I’ve Been On One Of My DEPECHE MODE Kicks, Again.

TRUST ME, PLEASE, When I Say…

"THEY'RE THE MOST ADDICTIVE BAND IN HISTORY. PERIOD."

At Least…

…They Are To ME.

I Consider The Song…

ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF

…To Be A Very Forgotten Classic.

It Was Released On The Album…

THE SINGLES 86>98

…In…

…Oh Yeah…

…1998.

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It’s A Greatest Hits Album…

…But…

ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF

…Is/Was An Original Song…

…Produced Specifically For Said Album.

It’s A Slower Number…

…And It’s Amazingly Beautiful.

Period.

The Lyrics Alone Are Worth Their Weight In Gold.

No Foolies, Kiddies!

I First Heard This Song In 1999…

…When It Quickly Became A Personal Favorite.

YES, My Peeps…

…I’m Painfully Aware The Bulk Of Y’all Have Never Heard Of It…

…Let Alone Heard It Heard It.

Period Period.

So…

…Perhaps Through This Little Shout-Out…

…There Will Be More New Fans Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…And…

ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF

…Or, At The Least, I’m Hoping That’s The Case.

Along With Being Beautiful…

…I Consider This Song To Be Personally Relevant.

Why?

Well…

…Likely For The Same Reason As Some Of You.

I Feelย Incomplete So So SO Often.

Regardless Of Being IN Or OUT Of A Relationship…

…Having Or Not Having Money…

…Having Or Not Having Friends…

…Having Or Not Having Sex…

…etc etc etc…

…The Feeling Of Incompleteness Never Seems To Leave Me.

I’ve Tried Filling It.

Oh, How I’ve Tried.

I’m Told I’m Easy To Fall In Love With…

…But (nearly) Impossible To Handle Over Time.

I Generally End-Up Making Waves…

…Waves That I Don’t Expect To Make…

…Yet…

…Somehow…

…I’m Constantly Making Them.

It’s Times Like These When I’m Super-Duper-DUPER Happy To Have My Music.

Music Is Very VERY Powerful At Times…

…And It’s With Songs Like…

ONLY WHEN I LOSE MYSELF

…That A Shred Of Normalcy Tries To Patch The Hole The Rest Of Life Loves To Rip Open Again And Again AND Again.

Anyway, My Peeps…

…I Digress…

…For Now.

Do What You Can To Enjoy Your Weekend.

I’ll Be Making The Same Attempt.

We’ll Talk More Later, M’Kay?!

M’KAY!!!

Songs That Make Me Smile: “WASTING TIME” by KID ROCK (1998) (hahaha yes, I’m serious!)

…I Ain’t No Rough Guy…

…Ain’t No Tough Guy…

…Don’t Get Out Much…

…Don’t Dress Up Fly…

…A Pawn In The Game…

…That’s All I Am…

…Givin’ All My Duckets To Uncle Sam…

…F*ck It…

…I’m Free To Do What I Please, Little Lady…

…I Was Born At Night…

…But Not Last Night, Baby…

…I’ve Been Around…

…Seen Some Things…

…I’ve Slept In Dumpsters…

…Got High With Kings…

…I Don’t Bring Much…

…Ain’t Got A Lot To Say…

…But I Got More Time Than Morris Day…

…Puffin’ A Winston…

…Drinkin’ A Four-O…

…Kid Rock…

…And I’mm’a Let You Know…

…I’ve Been Sittin’ Here…

…Just Wastin’ Time…

…Drinkin’…

…Smokin’…

…Thinkin’…

…Tryin’ To Free My Mind. …

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Okay Okay Okay…

…I PROMISE, My Peeps, There Is A VERY Good Reason For Singling-Out This Song.

And YES, It Does Make Me Smile A Bundle When I Think About It.

I Was Already In The Navy When This Song…

WASTING TIME

by KID ROCK

…Was Released.

I Actually Didn’t Hear It At All Until I Came Home On Leave During The Winter Of 1998.

By Then, My Best Friend Had A Copy.

And He’s Why This Song Makes Me Smile.

You See…

…We Changed The Words.

My BFF’s Nickname Is KOJAK.

So…

…Every Single Time KID ROCK Would Use His Name In A Song…

…We’d Say KOJAK, Instead.

…Puffin’ A Winston…

…Drinkin’ A Four-O…

KOJAK

…And I’mm’a Let You Know…

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(hahahahahaha)

And It Wasn’t Just This Song.

We Did It With EVERY Song KID ROCK Sang…

…Since We Had To Find A Real Reason To Justify Listening To His Music In The First Place.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It Was Entirely Justified With That Minor Lyrical Change…

…As It Made Us Laugh So SO HARD.

(hehehehehehe)

We’d Be Drivin’ Around…

…Hangin Out…

…Chillin’ As Much As Possible During My Brief Visits…

…Laughing So Hard It Was Nearly Insane.

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Am I A True Fan Of KID ROCK?

No.

Not Really.

BUT…

…When A Song Of His Pops On…

…Do I Change The Station?

Do I Tell Someone Else To Change The Station?

Nope AND Nope.

Why?

Because I Sincerely Can’t Wait Until KID ROCK Says KID ROCK In Whichever Song It Is That’s Playing.

It Reminds Me Of A Much More Carefree Time In My Life…

…And In The Lives Of My Closest Friends.

It’s Mainly An Inside Joke, Fo SHO, But Those Are Generally The BEST Jokes.

.PERIOD.

TELLING A Joke To Someone Is One Thing.

SHARING A Joke With Your Best Friends Is Another.

I Suck At TELLING Jokes.

Always Have.

It’s Not My Thing.

But I Get So Much Joy Out Of SHARING A Joke With Those I’m Closest To.

Don’t You???

EXACTLY!!!

Most Likely…

…You Do!!!

And THAT Is WHY This Song…

WASTING TIME

by KID ROCK

…Makes Me Smile So Very VERY Much!

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