“…There’s No Way To Conceive The Right Plans In My Head… …I Just Can’t Hold Them Down…” ((“6AM” by FITZ And THE TANTRUMS))

Fitz_and_The_Tantrums_2013 (via Wikipedia)

“…All My Hopes

They Stay Curled InBetween These Four Walls

And I Cant Shake Them Out…”

“…Its 6 In The Morning

Im Still Awake

My Sleepless Heart Is TornUp, Babe

Our Love Songs On The Radio

But These Words I Hear

Theyre Not For Me

No

6 In The Morning

Im Still Awake

My Sleepless Heart Is TornUp, Babe

Our Love Songs On The Radio

But These Words I Hear

Theyre Not For Me

No…”

“…Im Tryin To Keep Up

TryinTo Move On

Beyond This Pain

Before I Break. …”

More_Than_Just_A_Dream (via Wikipedia)

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Well, Kiddies, this song…

6AM

by FITZ And THE TANTRUMS

…has very quickly become my new favorite jam of the past year.

I’ve been a huge fan of FITZ And THE TANTRUMS for the past couple of years…

…and coming-up very soon I’ll be seeing them LIVE in concert!!!

They’ll be playing THE PAGEANT in good ole St. Louis, MO.

I’ve already got my tickets ordered, and am just waiting for them to arrive in the mail.

I’m very Very VERY EXCITED, to say the very Very VERY LEAST!

😀

This album…

MORE THAN JUST A DREAM

…is just as good, if not better, than their previous work.

And this song…

6AM

…is by far Far FAR MY Favorite!!!

I do hope y’all enjoy hearing it.

If you do, let me know.

If you don’t, let me know.

If you’re indifferent?

Hmm.

Eh, sure, let me know.

😉

I know I don’t put-out a ton of original work anymore, but I’ve been so highly addicted to this jam I just had Had HAD to share it with you, My Peeps!

Y’all take care.

Be Good…

…OR…

…Be Good At It.

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An Amazing Song You’ve Never Heard That’s Now Stuck In My Head: “HIDEAWAY” by ERASURE

One Day The Boy Decided

To Let Them Know The Way He Felt Inside

He Could Not Stand To Hide It

His Mother, She Broke Down And Cried

Oh, My Father

Why Don’t You Talk To Me Now

Oh, My Mother

Do You Still Cry Yourself To Sleep

Are You Still Proud Of Your Little Boy

Don’t Be Afraid

You Don’t Have To Hideaway

The Boy He Was Rejected

By The People That He Cared For

It’s Not What They Expected

But He Could Not Keep It Secret Anymore

Far From Home Now

Waiting By The Telephone

There’s A New World

You Can make It On Your Own

Are You Still Proud Of Your Little Boy

Don’t Be Afraid

You Don’t Have To Hideaway. …

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I Wish I Had More To Say About This Song, My Peeps.

It’s Very New To Me.

In Fact…

…TODAY Is The First Time I’ve Ever Listened To It.

And I LOVE IT!

I Love It Love It LOVE IT!

The Beat It Pumps Is Wonderful.

The Lyrics Are Masterful.

It’s An All-Around Crowd-Pleaser!

To ME…

…This Song Is About “Coming-Out” And The Trials And Tribulations Of Doing So.

I Didn’t Know That My Family Already Knew.

They’d Known For A Long While.

I’d Talked To My BFF About It…

…And I Even Asked Him To Tell My Mother, As I Was A Chicken-Shit-MO-FO, Fo SHO.

But She Already Knew.

As Did Some Of My Other Friends.

My Father Was The Last To Know, And It Shocked Him.

He Had No Clue.

Thing Is…

…I Didn’t Have A Clue, Either.

I Didn’t Figure It Out Until I was 20-Years-Old.

Most Guys Figure Things Out Much MUCH Sooner Than That.

But Not I.

I Was Oblivious.

I Knew I Had “Tendencies” But Nothing More.

A Phase.

That’s What I Was Convinced It Was.

Just A Phase.

I Played It Off As Long As I Could.

Then…

…Finally…

…I Gave In To Said Tendencies…

…And Finally Admitted What I Was…

…What I Am.

Talk About A Wildly-Weird Situation.

Coming-Out At 16 Or 17 Would Have Likely Been Much Easier On The Fam…

…On Me.

But, At That Point, It Was Just A Phase…

…Or So I Kept Telling Myself.

Sheesh.

This Song…

HIDEAWAY

by ERASURE

…Really Sums It All Up.

I Can Easily Suggest It To Anyone AND Everyone.

It’s An Exceptional Little Ditty.

Y’all Should Give It A Go, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

I Know The Band…

ERASURE

…Isn’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Tea, But They Sure As Shit Are Mine.

As I Said…

…This Song Is New To Me.

I’ve Been Listening To It All Morning…

…On Repeat…

…Trying To Make Sure The Lyrics Say What I Think They Say.

And They Do.

So Why Not Blog About It…

…About Them!

Exactly, My Peeps!

Why Not, Indeed!

I’m Gonna End This Here.

Mainly Because I Need To Lay Back Down.

I’ve Used-Up Every Ounce Of Strength I Had Just To Write-Up This Little Number.

I’m Exhausted.

I Need A Rest.

That’s Sad, As I Slept The Bulk Of Yesterday.

But Whatever, Russ, Whatever!

Time To Rest.

Or, Do So As Much As Is Possible.

I Shall Try Try TRY!

Much Love, My Peeps!

Until The Next Time…!!!

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Amazing Songs You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “DANGEROUS” by DEPECHE MODE (1989)

… … …

The Things You Do

Aren’t Good For My Health

The Moves You Make

You Make For Yourself

The Means You Use

Aren’t Meant To Confuse

Although They Do

They’re The Ones That I Would Choose

And I Wouldn’t Want It Any Other Way

You Wouldn’t Let Me Anyway…”

DANGEROUSIs The B-Side Track On ThePERSONAL JESUS Single Album From 1989 By DEPECHE MODE !!!

“…DANGEROUS

The Way You Leave Me Wanting More

DANGEROUS

That’s What I Want You For

DANGEROUS

When I Am In Your Arms

DANGEROUS

Know I will Come To Harm. …”

… … …

Alright…

…Odd As This May Sound To Y’all, My Peeps…

DANGEROUS

by DEPECHE MODE

…Is New To Me.

I’ve Been Listening To The Band Since The Late-1980s…

…And Yet Had Never Heard This Song Until Very Recently.

A Dear Friend Of Mine Brought It To My Attention…

…And I’ve Been Sorta Hooked On It Since.

The Funny Part…

…To ME…

…Is That It’s Been Out Since 1989…

…And Yet I Hadn’t The Foggiest As To Its Existence!

How Can A Man Pride Himself On Knowing All-Things In Regard To The Music Of His Favorite Band…

…Yet Hadn’t Heard One Of Their Very Best Songs?!

EXACTLY, My Peeps, EXACTLY!

Talk About A Pleasant Surprise!

DEPECHE MODE

…Only Comes Out With A New Album Every FOUR (4) Years…

…So, For Me To Have A Brand New Song To Listen To, At This Point In The Waiting Period, Is WONDERFUL!

DANGEROUS

…Is A HIGHLY-ADDICTIVE Little Number, That’s Fo SHO!

It’s Smooth.

It’s Cool.

It Has A Fantastic Rhythm…

…Pace…

…Beat…

…And The Lyrics Are Totally Awesome!

How Could I NOT Be Excited About This?!

EXACTLY AGAIN, My Peeps, EXACTLY AGAIN!

Y’all Know Me…

…I Love To Be Introduced To New And Exciting Things.

I Just Never Thought One Of Those New And Exciting Things Would Be A Song From My Favorite Band That, Until Recently, Never Existed In My World!

It’s Been Around For Over 20-Years…

…Yet I Never Knew It!

That’s Just Super-Duper-COOL!!!

😀       😀

Sooo…

…Am I Recommending This One To Y’all?!

YOU BETCHA!!

Why??

Because I Feel It’s A Song Worth Checking Out, My Peeps, Of Course!!

I’ve Already Given The Song The Ole “Walking” Test…

…And It Proved To Be SHEER PERFECTION!!

It Makes Any Walk Just That Much Better Than It Already Was.

Period.

If You Ever Get The Chance, My Peeps…

…I’d Totally Suggest You Give This One A Go.

Songs Of This Caliber Don’t Come Around Very Often…

…At Least, Not In My World.

It Takes A Lot For A Song To End-Up Being Part Of My Morning Routine…

…BUT…

…This Song…

DANGEROUS

…Totally Slots In PERFECTLY!!

So…

…If You’re Itching For Something New…

…Check This One Out…

…Ya Know…

…Even Though It’s Already Old.

😉

That’s Right Nifty, Ain’t It!?

YOU BETCHA, IT IS!!

😀       😀       😀

Amazing Songs You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “THE DARKEST STAR” by DEPECHE MODE (2005)

“…Oh, You Dark One

Eternal Outsider

Caught In The Spider’s Web You’ve Spun…”

“…Oh, You Blind One

Gentle And Kind One

Seeing The World As A Loaded Gun…”

THE DARKEST STARIs Likely The Most Underrated Jam From The Band DEPECHE MODE Off Of Their 2005 AlbumPLAYING THE ANGEL !!!

“…I Don’t Want You To Change

Anything You Do

I Don’t Want You To Be

Someone Else For Me…”

“…Stay As You Are

THE DARKEST STAR

Shining For Me

Majestically.”

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So Why Do I Consider…

THE DARKEST STAR

by DEPECHE MODE

…To Be The Most Underrated Song From The Album…

PLAYING THE ANGEL

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Well…

…Honestly…

…For ME…

…It’s The Lyrics.

The Lyrics To This Song Are Exceptionally Potent.

They’re Also Exceptionally Beautiful.

The Song Itself…

…In Regard To Sound…

…Is A Very Slow Number.

It’s Rather Quirky, To Be Honest.

It’s Not A Song Many People Bothered To Give-Up Any Time Listening To.

It’s The Last Song On The Album…

…And I Think People Just Utterly Dismissed It.

To ME…

THE DARKEST STAR

…Is A Song That SHOULD HAVE Been A True GRAMMY AWARD CONTENDER.

Period.

But…

…Alas…

…It Was Not Meant To Be.

Like I Said…

…I Don’t Think Many Peeps Bothered To Even Listen To This One.

It’s Very VERY Different.

But That’s Always Been One Of The Strengths Of The Music From…

DEPECHE MODE

…As They Have Often Been Very VERY Different.

I’d Say…

…In Many MANY Cases…

DEPECHE MODE

…Are WAY WAY WAY Ahead Of Their Time.

Songs Like This One…

THE DARKEST STAR

…Are Proof Of That.

If You’ve Bothered To Listen To This Song…

…And I Mean Really Bothered To Listen Listen To It…

…You Already Know What I’m Talking About.

THE DARKEST STAR

…Is An Amazing Song…

…And A Truly Forgotten Classic.

Then Again…

…I Suppose It’s NOT A Forgotten Classic…

…Simply Because Y’all NEVER Knew It Existed In The First Place.

I’ve Actually Considered This Song To Be MY LIFE’S STORY Since First Hearing It Back In 2005.

Being The Proverbial “BLACK SHEEP”…

…Or “THE DARKEST STAR” Of The Family Is Never Easy.

In Fact…

…To Be Sure…

…It’s A Full-Time Gig From Which There Are ZERO-Days-Off.

I Don’t Strive To Be Said “BLACK SHEEP”, Nor “THE DARKEST STAR“, But I Don’t Seem To Be Able To Not Be It.

I Can’t Not Be Me.

Even If That Means I’m The “Eternal Outsider”…

Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

😉

… … …

Please Try To Have A Decent Day, My Peeps.

It’s FRIDAY EVE!

So Let’s Get Through This One.

I’ll Do What I Can To Help Y’all Out.

Of That, You Can Be Sure.

😀

An Amazing Song You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “BALL And CHAIN” by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND (2011)

Thought I Was Bound

To Get Away

Now I’m Just Bound

I Don’t Mind

When The Hurricane

Comes Around

… … …

… … …

I’m So Lucky

My Pride And Joy

Is My

BALL And CHAIN

And They’re One And The Same. …

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The Simplicity Of This Song Is Apparent…

…But The Lyrics Say A Lot.

They’re Pretty Simple As Well…

…But That Doesn’t Change How This Song Comes Across To Me.

Sometimes…

…We Find Brilliance In The Simplicity Of Things.

This Entire Album…

REVELATOR

by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

…Is Chock-Full Of Brilliance.

Sometimes…

…One Is Able To Connect With Something In The Most Profound Ways.

That’s What Happened To ME, In Regard To This Album.

I Connected With It.

So Many Quality Songs.

It Makes Me Sad To Think There Are So So Many People Whom Haven’t Even Heard Of This Band, Let Alone This Album.

It’s With Songs Like This One…

BALL And CHAIN

…That The Truth Behind The Wonder Of Simplicity Becomes So So Apparent.

You Don’t Have To Say A Lot In Order To Say Something Amazing…

…Or Wonderful…

…Or Brilliant.

That’s A Philosophy I Can Totally Agree With.

I Do Get A Little Long-Winded At Times (as my family and friends continue reminding me) But It’s Only Because I Have So Much Information I Wish To Convey To Others.

So I Get Wrapped-Up In What I’m Talking About, Instead Of Making A Clear Point.

Here…

…Now…

…I Don’t Feel I’m Being Long-Winded.

I Just Wanted To Impress A Point.

Sometimes…

LESS Really Is MORE.

And That’s Something I Can Appreciate…

…And Respect.

Have I Made My Point?

I Dunno.

Maybe.

Y’all Will Just Have To Let Me Know.

😉

“…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.

🙂

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 Feel 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!!!

Amazing Songs You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “IT DOESN’T MATTER” by DEPECHE MODE (1984)

IT DOESN’T MATTERIs A Virtually Unknown DEPECHE MODE Song Off Their 1984 AlbumSOME GREAT REWARD

… … …

…When I Kiss You…

…And You Kiss Me…

…Don’t Pretend You Miss Me….

…The Worst Kind…

…Of Diseased Mind…

…Is One Filled With Jealousy…

… … …

…If We Should Meet Again…

…Don’t Try To Solve The Puzzle…

…Just Lay Down Next To Me…

…And Please Don’t Move A Muscle…

… … …

…I Will Thank You…

…Most Of All For…

…The Respect You Have For Me…

…I’m Embarrassed…

…It Overwhelms Me…

…Because I Don’t Deserve Any…

… … …

IT DOESN’T MATTER

…If This All Shatters…

…Nothing Lasts Forever…

…But I’m Praying…

…That We’re Staying…

…Together.

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I’ve Always Found This Song…

IT DOESN’T MATTER

by DEPECHE MODE

…Absolutely Beautiful.

It’s A Rather Simple Song.

It’s Also Rather Slow When Compared To Other Songs By…

DEPECHE MODE

…But It’s One I’ve Always Felt Was A Great Song That Slipped Through The Cracks.

The Album…

SOME GREAT REWARD

…Was An Amazing Breakthrough For…

DEPECHE MODE

…In So So SO Many Ways.

Their First Three Albums…

SPEAK & SPELL

A BROKEN FRAME

…And…

CONSTRUCTION TIME AGAIN

…Were All Okay AT BEST.

SOME GREAT REWARD

…Was The Breakout Album They’d Been Pushing Toward…

…And It Continues To Be One Of Their Most Memorable.

But This Song…

IT DOESN’T MATTER

…Was More Like A B-Side Track.

It Didn’t Get The Praise It Deserved…

…Most Likely Because It Was Overshadowed By Other Songs, Like…

PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE

BLASPHEMOUS RUMOURS

SOMEBODY

MASTER AND SERVANT

etc etc etc

Even So…

…It’s An Amazing Song…

…And One That I Consider GREAT And BEAUTIFUL.

I Encourage All Of Y’all To Check It Out.

I Do My Best To Steer The Ship In The Right Direction For Y’all, My Peeps…

…And I’m Pretty Sure This Is One You’ll Dig IF You Enjoy This Kind Of Music.

It’s A Personal Favorite, Fo SHO, So I’m Sincerely HOPING You’ll Dig It.

Just Remember…

…It’s A Vastly Different Sound Than What You’re (likely) Used To…

…But Isn’t That Where The Fun-Factor Comes Into Play???

I Do So Enjoy Listening To Music Of All Types.

I Like To Keep My Music-Pallet Wet With A Diverse Assortment Of Sounds.

This Song…

IT DOESN’T MATTER

…Is Definitely A DIVERSE SELECTION, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

Granted, Some Of You Won’t Like It One Bit…

…And Others Will Absolutely Fall In Love/Lust With It.

Can’t Win’em All, As They Say.

I’m Just Hoping To Win-Over As Many Of Y’all As I Can!

😉

Monday Is Here, My Peeps.

Let’s Crank It Up And Get It Goin’!!!

Work Well, My Peeps.

PEACE!!!

😀