“Laughter…”

“…The Joyous, Beautiful, Universal Evergreen Of Life.”

ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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I Remain Conscious, Even While Dreaming In My Sleep.

—At Least, I’m Pretty Sure I Do.  It Feels Like I Do.  When I Wake-Up Wake-Up, I’m Exhausted. Regardless Of How Long I’ve Laid There, I’m Exhausted.

It Doesn’t Make Sense.

I Remember My Dreams… …All Of My Dreams.

My Dreams Are (put mildly) Simply Fu*ked-Up.

Period.

They’re Wild.

They’re Vivid.

They’re Crazy.

They’re Awesome.

They’re Dangerous.

They’re Beautiful.

They’re Horrid.

They’re Amazing.

They’re Disturbing.

All At The Same Time.

If Our Dreams Are A Reflection Of Ourselves, Our True Selves, Then I Sincerely Haven’t A Clue As To What To Say Next.

Perhaps I Sincerely Shouldn’t Have A Clue As To What To Say Next.

I Already Feel Like An “Odd Duck” In Many MANY Ways, So I Just Hope That, In This Instance, I’m No More Odd Than The Rest Of You.

Dreams Are A Very Funny Thing, My Peeps.

Sometimes, I Wish They’d Come True.

Sometimes, I Pray They Don’t Come True.

Sometimes, I Know They’re Going To Come True Whether I Want Them To Or Not.

Sometimes, Sometimes, Sometimes.

Sheesh.

Let The Day Begin, Already.

Time, Brother, You’re Holding Me Up.

I’ve A Place To Go…

…A Person To See…

…A Life To Live.

Right, Kids?!

RIGHT!!!—

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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

??? ???

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.

😀

Cuttin’ Wood… …An Early Fall Tradition!

No Foolies, My Peeps.

That’s What I Spent A Portion Of My Saturday Doing.

Wanna See What I’m Talkin’ ’bout?!

SURE THANG, Kiddies!!

That’s Just A Minor Sampling Of A Pile, Yes Yes…

…BUT…

…It Was A Wonderful Way To Spend The Day, Fo SHO!

It Was Absolutely Gorgeous Outside, Yesterday…

…And I Really Didn’t Wish To Spend The Entire Day Piddling About The Computer.

So…

…When One Has Nothing Else To Accomplish…

…And The Weather Is Absolutely Perfect For Outdoor Work…

…It’s Time To Go Cut Some Wood.

😀

We Usually Cut It By The Truckload.

And Then, We Cut A Little More.

Gotta Make Sure There’s Plenty Of Wood On The Woodpile.

Burning A Nice, Hot, Roaring Fire, During The Late-Fall/Winter/Early-Spring Months, Is Always Wonderful.

Nothing Like A Hot Fire In The Fireplace To Get Them Thar Creatin’ Juices A Flowin’, I Reckon I Reckon So!!

😀

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Yes, I Know.

I’m A Dork.

I Can’t Help It, Though.

I Was Born That Way.

My Bad.

😉

ANYWAY…

…After A Few Hours Of Splitting The Wood…

…We Decided To Call It A Day And Head Home.

I Was Simply Drenched With Sweat.

So Much So It Was Running Into My Eyes.

Sweaty Sweat Can Be Such A Pain In Ye Ole Ass (or eyes), As I’m Sure You’re Aware.

I Hate Getting Anything Salty Near My Eyes.

What Can I Say…

…IT BURNS!!!

Sheesh.

No Sympathy For Me, Eh?!

Whatever.

Meanies.

😦

😉

Anyway…

…I Do Hope Y’all Have Had, And Continue To Have, A Decent Weekend.

I’m Hoping For Another Day Like Yesterday.

I Think I’d Get Back Out There And Put-In Some More Time On That Damned Woodpile.

I Could Use The Work-Out.

Always Feels Great To Give Certain Muscles What They’re Craving Most…

…Being Used At All!!!

😉

What?!

It’s TRUE!!!

I’ve Got The Muscle To Do What I Wanna With It…

…But They Need A Stretch And Pump.

I’m Not In The Best Shape Mentally…

…But I’m Really Workin’ Harder On Getting My Bod Shaped As It Was Before.

So Far, I’m Doing It!!!

Just Gotta Keep Pluggin’ Along.

And I Suggest You Do The Same, Kids.

If You’ve Got A Nice Day For It…

…Get Outside And Stretch-It-All-Out!!

You’ll Be Grateful You Did It, In The End.

You Should Just Trust Me, My Peeps.

You Should, Indeed.

😉

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