The Song Stuck In My Head: “BAD INFLUENCE” by The ROBERT CRAY BAND (1983)

You Used Me

To Get Ya Anything You Wanted

Oh, But I’m A Changed Man

It’s Your Other Friend That Gets Ya What You Want Now

BAD INFLUENCEIs The Title Track Off Of The 1983 Album From The ROBERT CRAY BAND !!!

If I Go Through Those Same Things Again

I’ll Be Worse Off Than I Started

Oh, You’re Such A BAD INFLUENCE

Baby, You’ve Got Ways To Make Me Do What You Want

Oh, And You’re Such A BAD INFLUENCE

Girl I’ve Got To Stay Away. …

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I Awoke This Morning Feeling Two Very Distinct Ways.

FIRST

…I Felt Like I Was Going To Die, My Mouth Was Hurting So Bad.

Sadly, I’ve Had A Stuffy Nose, So I’m Pretty Damned Sure I Breathed Through My Mouth, Almost Exclusively, All Night Long.

That’s A No Good, Kiddies.

That’s A No Good, Indeed.

SECOND

…I Was In The Mood To Listen To Some Quality Blues Music.

So…

To Combat The First Portion

…I Popped A Pain-Pill AND THEN Gave The Sore Area Of My Mouth A Slathering Of A Liquid Numbing-Agent (LIDOCAINE).

To Combat The Second Portion

…I Popped On Some Totally Awesome Jammage By…

The ROBERT CRAY BAND

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So So So…

…At This Moment…

…At This Very Very Moment…

…Right Now…

…My Mouth Does NOT Hurt…

…And I’m Currently Addicted To Listening To This Song…

BAD INFLUENCE

by The ROBERT CRAY BAND

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Not Bad, Eh?!

I Didn’t Think So, Either.

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The Song…

BAD INFLUENCE

…Is Totally A Personal Fave-Fave…

…But It Has Sadly Fallen Into The “Forgotten Classics” Category.

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Some Folks DO Remember The Album…

…But Not So Many People Remember The Song.

Not One Damned Bit.

And, To Me, That’s Sad.

The Whole Album Is TOTALLY EXCEPTIONAL

…And This Song Is Just One Of Its Highlights.

I Can VERY EASILY Recommend It To You, My Peeps.

BOTH The Song AND The Album.

If You’re Into More Of A Rockin’ Blues…

BAD INFLUENCE

…May Be An Undiscovered Country To You.

(yes, I borrowed the bit about the "Undiscovered Country" from Star Trek)

It’s Got’em All, My Peeps.

The Album Boasts Other Such Classics From…

The ROBERT CRAY BAND

…Like…

PHONE BOOTH

&

THE GRINDER

&

SO MANY WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIME

…And Especially…

WAITING FOR THE TIDE TO TURN

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Anyway, My Peeps…

…I Think I’m Going To Duck-Outta-Here For A Bit.

Dawn Is Upon Us…

…And I Seriously Wanna Go For A Nice, Long Walk This Morning With My Serious Tunage In Tow!!!

Y’all Take Care…

…Be Good…

…See Me Soon…

…And Talk To Me Sooner!!!

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L8r L8r, My Tater-Tots!!!

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A Song To Make ANYONE Smile: “SO MANY WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIME” by THE ROBERT CRAY BAND (1983)

Well Somebody Called Me And Gave Me The Word…

…And I’m Gonna Tell You People Just What I Heard…

…I’m Gonna Tell You For Free…

…And It Won’t Cost A Dime…

…There’s So Many Women, So Little Time…

…So Many Women, But So Little Time…

SO MANY WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIMEIs A Personal Favorite Jam From The 1983 AlbumBAD INFLUENCEBy THE ROBERT CRAY BAND !!!

…You Know, Sometimes I Wonder Just Why I’m Alive…

…Seems Like All We Do Is Try To Stay Alive…

…But Then I Think And Remember That Line…

…So Many Women, So Little Time…

…You Know There’s So Many Women, But So Little Time…

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND !!!

…Now Every Night’s A Different Town…

…Can’t Help Sometimes From Feeling Down…

…But Then We Get Full On Smoke, On Wine…

…Yeah, Yeah…

…There’s So Many Women, So Little Time…

…So Many Women, But So Little Time. …

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Since I Awoke Very Early This Morning…

…After Having Gone To Sleep Rather Late…

…I Was In Need Of A Morning-Music-Jolt.

A Musical Kick-In-The-Pants, Ya Know?!

Something To Get Me Moving…

…As Moving Was NOT Something I Was Really Ready To Do.

So…

…I Popped On Ye Ole MP3PLAYER…

…And To My Happy Surprise…

…This Song…

SO MANY WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIME

by THE ROBERT CRAY BAND

…Was The First Song To Play.

Not Only Did It Get Me Moving…

…But It Put A Big Ole Smile On My Face.

Y’all Already Know I’m A Huge Fan Of…

ROBERT CRAY

…And…

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND

…So I Don’t Necessarily Need To Go Into All Of That.

But, Y’all Have Never Heard Me Make Mention Of This Little Number.

For That Reason…

…It’s Become The Song Of My Morning…

…The Song Of The Moment…

A Song To Make ANYONE Smile.

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It Sincerely Is Kinda Difficult NOT To Smile When This Song Plays.

It’s Fun!

It’s A Happy Song From A Blues Rocker That Has Those Musical-Magical-Powers I’m Always Telling Y’all About.

I Simply LOVE Songs Like This One.

It Has A Cheerful…

…Carefree Beat.

The Rhythm Is Such That It Makes One’s Toes Begin To Tap Along.

It WILL Get Ya Movin’ Movin’ Movin’, My Peeps.

A Big FO SHO On That One.

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So Why Not Give It A Go, Ya Know Ya Know?!

Why Not, Indeed!

Hey…

…I’m Just Tryin’ To Perk-Up Your Morning, Kiddies.

T’Is My Job, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

So Don’t Give Me Any Guff, Please.

Just Kick-It-Back…

…And Enjoy Some Quality Tunes.

Especially When They’re As Nifty As This One.

I Do Promise I Shant Steer You Wrong.

However…

…The Next Step Belongs To You.

Shall We Listen Along Together?

GREAT!!!

GLAD TO HEAR IT!!!

SO MANY WOMEN, SO LITTLE TIME

…May Not Be The Best Best Bestie Best Song On The Album…

BAD INFLUENCE

…But It IS The Most Smile Inducing Number Presented On Said Album.

Trust Me, My Peeps.

It’s Worth The Time And Effort You Need To Put Into Hearing It.

Like I Said…

…I Shant Steer Y’all Wrong.

Y’all Have My Word.

Whatever The Hell That’s Good For, Anyway.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “LEARN HOW TO LOVE” by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND (2011)

…All This Time’s Been Wasted…

…No More Words To Spare…

…And If I Knew How To Love…

…I Would Take You There…

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LEARN HOW TO LOVEIs One Of My Favorite Jams From The 2011 AlbumREVELATORBy TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND !!!

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…I Won’t Let Go…

…I Won’t Give Up…

…I’m Gonna Learn How To Love You…

…I’m Gonna Show You Some How…

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…If My Time’s Over…

…Can I Learn How To Give…

…Can I Throw Down These Chains…

…And Find A New Way To Live…

…I Know It Won’t Be Easy…

…All I Need Is A Friend…

…And With You Here By My Side…

…I’m Ready To Start Again. …

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This Is One Instance Where I Know Exactly Why A Song Has Stuck With Me.

Trust Me…

…After The Weekend I Had…

…Well…

…Let Me Just Say…

"THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP, MONDAY! THIS PAST WEEKEND SUCKED ASS!"

Soak It Up, My Peeps.

This May Be The Only Chance You’ll Ever Get To Hear Someone Being Thankful For A Monday.

But This Past Weekend Was Simply Terrible.

Sadly…

…It’s Not Something I’m Totally Prepared To Discuss.

I’ll Put It To You This Way…

…You Know How People Say…

“When One Door Closes, Another Door Opens”

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Okay…

…In My Instance…

…One Door Is Still Open A Touch Of A Tad…

…And The Other Doors Are All Freakin’ Locked.

Why Must Relationships…

…Of Any Type/Form…

…Be So Damned Difficult…

…So Damned Stressful…

…So Damned Gut-Wrenching???

It’s A Long…

…Dusty…

…Rocky…

…Shin-Splint-Inducing Road…

…And Said Road Leads Right Back To ME.

I’m Terrible With People.

Always Have Been.

So I Sincerely Should Have Expected This.

(*Begins To Massage Right Temple Because Of Flaring Headache*)

I’ve Had A Bad Headache AND A Bad Stomachache For FOUR (4) Days, Now.

The Headache Woke My Ass Up At 3AM’ish This Morning…

…And I Know EXACTLY Why I Have The Damned Thing.

Perhaps In The Coming Days/Weeks I’ll Be Able To Tell You More.

But I’m Holding Off On Doing So Until AFTER I Find Out If The Before Mentioned Door Is Going To Slam Shut, Or Blow Back Open.

It’s All Up In The Air Right Now…

…And…

…Until Then…

…I Expect The Headache AND Stomachache To Both Continue.

Sheesh, I Tell You.

Sheesh, Indeed.

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I’m Unsure How Much More Relevant A Song Could Be At This Moment…

…But This Song…

LEARN HOW TO LOVE

by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

…Is EXCEPTIONALLY Relevant, My Peeps.

The Odd Part…

…To Me…

…Is That Out Of 700 Songs On My MP3Player…

…This One Was The First To Play This Morning.

Trust Me, Kiddies, When You Hear This Song…

…At 3AM’ish…

…After The Weekend I Had…

…You’d Be Left In A State Of Wonder, Also.

TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

…Is One Of My FAVES Of FAVES…

…As Their Music Has The Ability To Bore Deeply Into A Person And Make Said Person EXCEPTIONALLY Contemplative.

My Brain Has Been In Overdrive Since Hearing This Little Number.

I’m Unsure How To React To It All…

…And I Think My Body Is Simply Suffering From A Combo Of Grief AND Fatigue.

Perhaps I Should Rethink The Decision To Listen To Blues Music, Today?

I’m Unsure If I’m Doing More Harm Than Good.

I Will Say I’ve Been A Touch More Emotional.

That’s Both VERY GOOD And HORRIDLY HORRID.

Such Is Life, Eh?!

Yeah.

Such Is Life.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “OUR LAST TIME” by ROBERT CRAY (1992)

…While You Put…

…Your Make-Up On…

…I Watch You Yawn…

…AndΒ Check Your Watch…

…It’s All Reflected…

…In The Mirror…

…You’re Already Miles Away From Here. …

…And As You Watch Me Watch You…

…Slip Into Your Dress…

…And Your High Heels…

…You Know Just How I Feel…

…To Be The Last To Even Know About…

…OUR LAST TIME…

…OUR LAST TIME. …

OUR LAST TIMEIs My Fave Fave Favorite Track Off ROBERT CRAY‘s 1992 AlbumI WAS WARNED

…Then You YourΒ Perfume On…

…Your String Of Pearls…

…And Your Diamond Rings…

…And Take One Last Look…

…Around The Room…

…To See If You’ve Left Anything…

…And As You Leave…

…You Turn And Blow A Kiss…

…And Tell Me That It Sure Was Fun…

…And What I Thought Had Just Begun…

…Has Just Become…

…OUR LAST TIME. …

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The Song…

OUR LAST TIME

by ROBERT CRAY

…Has Been Locked In My Brain All Morning.

I Had My Jams Workin’ Early Early…

…But I Kept Coming Back To This One.

I’d Listen To Something…

…Then Pop On…

OUR LAST TIME

…Then Something Else…

…The Something Else…

…Then…

OUR LAST TIME

…And On…

…And On…

…And On.

It’s A Truly Wonderful Song, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

You Know Me…

…I Love Me Some Blues…

…Especially When It’s From…

ROBERT CRAY

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I Think Quality Blues Music Is Essential To Happy Living.

At Least…

…It Is For Me.

When I Listen To Quality Blues Music…

…I Get Almost Giddy.

It NEVER Ceases To Make Me Feel A Little Better.

And THEN You Mix In Some Sweet Sweet Licks From A Guitar MASTER Like…

ROBERT CRAY

…It’s Like BAAM!

You Can’t Beat It With A Stick At K-Mart, That’s Fo FRICKIN’ FRACKIN’ SHO!!!

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If Y’all Are Into Some Damn Fine Blues Jams…

…This Whole Album…

I WAS WARNED

…Is A Great Find.

I Still Think…

BAD INFLUENCE

…And…

STRONG PERSUADER

…Are The Quintessential Albums By…

ROBERT CRAY

…But This One Is Nearly As Impressive.

I’d Say Give It A Go, My Peeps.

Remember…

…Blues Music Isn’t Here To Make You Feel Down And Depressed.

In Fact…

…It’s The Polar Opposite.

Blues Music Is Designed To Make You Happy…

…Because You Can, Or Can Try To, Identify With What The Person Is Talkin’ ’bout.

Pretty Soon…

…Your Toes Are Tappin’…

…You’re Playin’ Some Slow, Jammin’ Air-Guitar…

…You Just Get Into It.

It’s FAN-FLIPPIN’-TASTIC, Kiddies!!!

Check Out Some…

ROBERT CRAY

…If Y’all Get The Chance.

He’s Got MY Seal Of Approval, That’s A BIG FO SHO, Good Buddies!!!

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