A Very Picturesque View – HOBART, TASMANIA #2

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

Another Cool Shot Of The Seaside City Of HOBART, TASMANIA.

Songs That Make Me Smile: “SUCH A NIGHT” by ELVIS PRESLEY (1960)

It Was A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Moon Was Bright…

…Oh, How Bright It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…The Night Was Alight…

…With Stars Above…

…Ooo…

…When She Kissed Me…

…I Had To Fall In Love…

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…Oh, It Was A Kiss…

…Ooo…

…What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Oh, How She Could Kiss…

…Oh, What A Kiss It Was…

…It Really Was…

…Such A Kiss…

…Just The Thought Of Her Lips…

…Sets Me Afire…

…I Reminisce…

…And I’m Filled With Desire…

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…But I Gave My Heart To Her In Sweet Surrender…

…How Well I Remember…

…I’ll Always Remember…

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…Oh, What A Night…

…Ooo…

…What A Night It Was…

…It Really Was…

…SUCH A NIGHT…

…Came The Dawn…

…And My Heart…

…And Her Love…

…And The Night Was Gone…

…But I’ll Never Forget The Kiss…

…The Kiss In The Moonlight…

…Ooo…

…Such A Kiss…

…SUCH A NIGHT. …

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ELVIS PRESLEY‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTWas On His 1960 AlbumELVIS IS BACK!

…AND…

ELVIS‘s Version OfSUCH A NIGHTIs Also Available On The 2001 Motion Picture Soundtrack For The Flick-Favorite3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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So…

…My Peeps…

…WHY…

…Does The…

ELVIS PRESLEY

…Version…

…Of The Song…

SUCH A NIGHT

…Make ME Smile???

Well…

…I First Heard It Over 20-Years-Ago.

My Mother And I Used To Go Practically Everywhere Together…

…And She Loved Loved LOVED Listening To The “Oldies” Station On The Radio.

Whenever A Quality Tune Would Pop On…

…She’d Sing Right Along With It.

I Would TRY To Sing Along…

…But…

…For The Most Part…

…I Never Knew The Words To Any Of Those Songs.

One Day, Though…

…They Were Doing An ELVIS-MARATHON.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL

IT’S NOW OR NEVER

IN THE GHETTO

etc etc etc

The Last ELVIS Song I Was Fortunate To Hear That Day Was This One…

SUCH A NIGHT

…And I Was Immediately IN LUST With It!

It Was Cool.

It Was Fast-Paced.

It Was Super-Catchy.

It Was ELVIS As I’d Never Really Heard Him.

So…

…All Of That Made It EXCEPTIONALLY MEMORABLE!

Unfortunately…

…I Wasn’t In A Position To Record It At The Time…

…So That ONE TIME Was All I’d Hear Of It Again Until 2001.

In 2001…

…I Went To The Theater…

…And I Saw The Flick…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

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Needless To Say…

…The LUST Returned!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Was Featured Prominently In The Film…

…And I Even Made Sure To Stay During The Closing Credits So I Could Listen To The Entire Song While I Watched…

KURT RUSSELL

…Do His Best ELVIS Impression…

…And Of Course…

KEVIN COSTNER

…Having A Regular Pant-Load Of Fun Fun FUN!!!

The First Chance I Got…

…You Betcha…

…I Was On The AMAZON.COM Placing My Order For The Soundtrack!

I Eventually Would Own The Film, Also!!!

SUCH A NIGHT

…Is A Song I Truly Love Love LOVE…

…And I’ve Had A Copy Of It…

…In One Format Or Another…

…Ever Since My Re-Discovery!!!

It’s A Song That Reminds Me Of Those Car Rides…

…Listening To The “Oldies” Station…

…Trying To Sing Along With My Mother To Songs I Didn’t Even Know.

(no, by the way, I do not have an Oedipus-Complex, as this is one time where the lyrics of the song aren't as important as the song itself, and the memories it evokes. sheesh.)

And…

…Of Course…

…It Reminds Me Of Watching The Movie…

3000 MILES TO GRACELAND

…Which Will ALSO Always Have A Special Place In My Heart.

BUT…

…We’ve Already Discussed That In A Prior-Bloggin’ing…

(http://youjivinmeturkey.com/2012/04/03/a-truly-guilty-pleasure-3000-miles-to-graceland-2001/)

…See!!!

I Told Ya SO!!!

😉

The Weekend Is In Full-Swing Now, Kiddies.

And Midnight Is Upon Us, Yet Again.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

Talk To Me Sooner.

😀

Just A Nifty View In HOBART, TASMANIA

Original Photos By Bradley AlanTaken In HOBART, TASMANIA In January 2001.

A Beautiful Little Country That I’d Sincerely LOVE To See Again.

I Shot A Lot Of Film There…

…So Expect To See More Photos In The Coming Days/Weeks/Months.

🙂

I’m VERY SURE Y’all Can Handle That.

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

😀

Ships In Port: Everett Naval Base

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

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These Were Taken In 2001 At The EVERETT NAVAL BASE In EVERETT, WASHINGTON.

Figured Y’all Liked The Navy Photos I’d Shown You Thus Far…

…So I’m Just Assuming You’ll Totally Enjoy These, Also.

I’m Hoping I Am, And Continue To Be, Correct!

😉

The Song Stuck In My Head: “THE SWEETEST CONDITION” by DEPECHE MODE (2001)

…Takin’ Hold Of The Hem Of Your Dress…

…Cleanliness Only Comes In Small Doses…

…Bodily Whole…

…But My Head’s In A Mess…

…Fueling Obsession That Borders Psychosis…

…It’s A Sad Disease…

…Creeping Through My Mind…

…Causing Disabilities…

…Of The Strangest Kind…

…Gettin’ Lost In The Folds Of Your Skirt…

…There’s A Price That I Pay For My Mission…

…A Body In Heaven…

…And A Mind Full Of Dirt…

…How I Suffer THE SWEETEST CONDITION

…Taken In By The Delicate Noise…

…Knocked To The Ground By The Subtle Thunder…

…Shackled And Bound By The Sound Of Your Voice…

…Wanderin’ Around In Silent Wonder.

THE SWEETEST CONDITIONIs From The 2001 DEPECHE MODE AlbumEXCITER

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Well, My Peeps…

…I Really Wanted To Showcase This Song…

THE SWEETEST CONDITION

by DEPECHE MODE

…More Than All The Others I’ve Lovingly Listened To In The Past Couple Days.

It’s Songs Like This That Really Show The Lyrical Brilliance Put Forth On The Album…

EXCITER

…And It Honestly Makes Me Sad When I Consider How Ill Received The Album Was.

Even Some Of My Friends Whom ARE Fans Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…Didn’t Really Care For This Album.

"This Doesn't Sound Like Depeche Mode At All, Dude."

That’s What They’d (basically) Say.

To Which I’d (basically) Reply…

"If  You Mean It Doesn't Sound Like Euro-Electro-Synth-Pop, You're Right."

And Then, I’d (basically) Add…

"Listen To The Lyrics. It Is Depeche Mode. It's Also Beautiful. And I LOVE IT!"

.Period.

The Album IS Beautiful.

It’s Loaded With Heart…

…And The Lyrics Are Sincerely Heartfelt.

Just Because It Doesn’t Sound Exactly Like The DEPECHE MODE You Remember From The 1980s And 1990s Doesn’t Mean It’s Not DEPECHE MODE.

Some People Just Can’t Take It When Something New Comes Along That Doesn’t  Jive Exactly Like They Think It Should With That Which Came Before.

It’s Called Life, People.

Times Change.

Things Change.

People Change.

Governments Change.

Sounds Change.

That’s Why I Lovingly Embrace An Album Like…

EXCITER

…Without Hesitation.

It’s With Songs Like…

THE SWEETEST CONDITION

…That Make Loving It So Very Easy To Do.

I Love The Lyrics.

I Love The Sound.

I’ve Been Singing It To Myself Since Yesterday AND All Of This Morning, Thus Far.

So I Must Really Love The Song.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

I Don’t Need Convincing.

I Don’t Need Any Arm-Twisting.

I Know What I Like…

…And I LOVE This Beautiful Song…

…This Wonderful Album…

…This Amazing Band.

.PERIOD.

What More Could One Ask For?

In Regard To Life, Likely A Lot More.

In Regard To Music, And Its Infectious Nature,  Likely Very Little.

Come On, My Peeps…

…Give This One The Ole College Try.

Couldn’t Hurt, Could It???

NOT BLOODY LIKELY, Fo SHO!!!

😀

The Playful Kitty-Cat Gives Me The Raspberry!

Original Photos By Bradley Alan

Talk About A PERFECTLY TIMED Shot!

And Now…

…I’d Like To Give A Shout-Out To My Dear Friend…

“The God Of Pure Luck”

…Without Whom This Photo Would NOT Have Happened.

Thank You, Whomever/Whatever You Are!

Thank You INDEED!!!

😀

In The Hangar: Part 1: Sardines

Packed In Like Sardines, Aren’t They.

That’s How You Travel Aboard A Ship Like The U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln.

With Over 5,000 People On-Board When The Air-Wing Is Tagging Along…

…Space Is VERY Limited.

As I Said…

…Sardines…

…Alllll The Way!!!

😉