My MIDNIGHT Mixes: The Beginning

Since I’ve Been Having Ongoing Sleep Issues…

…I’ve Decided To Put Those Wasted Moments…

…Or Hours…

…To Some (hopefully) Good Use.

As I’m A Fan Of Listening To Music When I Can’t Sleep…

…I Figured This Was The Next (seemingly) Logical Step.

Sooo…

…Tonight…

…Or…

…Well…

…This Early Early Morning…

…I Bring You The First In A New Series I’m Calling…

My MIDNIGHT Mixes

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As I Sat Down To Begin This Little Adventure…

…I Showed No-Signs Of Any Approaching Sleep.

Hopefully…

…By The Time I’m Ready To “Click-Publish”

…I’ll ALSO Be Ready To “Hit-The-Sack”!!

The Only Song I Chose Was The Final Song Of The Mix.

And Away We Go…

The First Song Up Was…

SHOCK ME

by KISS

…Off Of Their “LOVE GUN” Album!!!

Honestly…

…It Seemed Very Fitting At The Time.

I Hadn’t Listened To It For A Long Time, Ya Know?!

Kinda Surprised Me.

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Then I Was Handed A Second Dose Of…

KISS

…With The Classic ’80s Jam…

RISE TO IT

…From Their Album “HOT IN THE SHADE“!!!

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The Next Great Tune Out Of The Gate Was…

ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS

by BEN FOLDS

…Off Of The Title Album, “ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS“…

…Which I’ve Always Considered A Personal Favorite Jam, Fo SHO.

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Then My Player Hit Me Hard With…

BILLY IDOL‘s

CRADLE OF LOVE

…Off Of The Album “CHARMED LIFE“!!!

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It Started To Feel More And More RIGHT When The Player Went Onto…

BEASTIE BOYS

…And Their Awesome Jam…

INTERGALACTIC

…From The Damn Fine Album “HELLO NASTY“!!!

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The Next Song Seemed An “Odd” Followup.

YES…

…My Player Then Began…

…Oh Yeah…

…Playing…

MADONNA‘s

LIKE A PRAYER

…From The Album…

…Oh Yeah,Β “LIKE A PRAYER“!!!

It Immediately Made Me Giggle Something Fierce, By The Way.

(teehehehe)

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ANYWAY…

…Onward I Went With My Music…

…Still Awake…

…With Very Few Hints Of Sleep In The Air.

STEAM

by PETER GABRIEL

…From His Album “US“…

…Was Up Next!!!

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And THEN The Ole Player Touched On A Song I Hadn’t Listened To In A While…

SANTERIA

by SUBLIME

…From The Band’s Title Album “SUBLIME“!!!

A Personal Fave Of Faves, Fo SHO!

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My Player Was Really Churning-Out A Damned Decent Playlist For Me…

…And I Sincerely Enjoyed What Was Going On.

I Was Pretty Sure It Couldn’t Top The Previous Song…

…But It Came Close With…

CREAM

by PRINCE

…Off His Album “DIAMONDS AND PEARLS“!!!

My FAVORITE Song From The Man!!!

Nice!!!

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The Next Song Was…

THE ROBERT CRAY BAND‘s

PHONE BOOTH

…Which Is/Was/Always-Will-Be A VERY SOLID Jam From “BAD INFLUENCE“!!!

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At This Point…

…I Was Starting To Tire A Touch…

…So I Decided To Kick-On The One Song I’d Been Wanting To Hear All Night.

Which Song Is That, You Ask?!

EARLY TO BED

by MORPHINE

…From “LIKE SWIMMING“!!!

I’d Been Itching To Hear It…

…And This Felt Like The Total RIGHT TIME, Ya Know Ya Know?!?!

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As It Was Ending…

…I Went Ahead And Shut-Off The Player.

I Was Going To Crawl Back Under The Covers…

…Until I Realized Something.

I Realized There Was No Way On Hell’s Half-Acre I Was Going To Be Getting Any Sleep Anytime Soon.

So…

…I Sat Down At My Desk…

…And I Began Working On This Post.

And Now…

…Since It’s Pretty Much Complete…

…I’m Going To Get It Finalized…

…And Published…

…And THEN I’ll Crawl Back Under The Covers.

Sleep Sweet, My Peeps.

Sleep Sweet, Indeed.

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My Morning Mixes: 11 Totally Awesome Walkin’ Jams!

This Morning…

…I Felt The Need To Get-Out-There And Do Myself Right With A Nice Walk-About-Town.

Of Course…

…I Did Have My MP3Player With Me…

…Churning-Out Some Sweet Sweet Jams.

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I Got The Ole Blood Pumping By Beginning My Wandering With…

CREAM

by PRINCE

(My Favorite PRINCE Song, By-The-Way!)

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I Then Went With…

AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

(A True-Blue Classic Jam If Ever There Was One!)

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Next…

…I Went On A Run Of 80s Faves…

…Starting With…

BREAKING THE LAW

by JUDAS PRIEST

(Breakin' The Law, Breakin' The Law!)

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…Then…

COME ON EILEEN

by DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS

(Such A Dirty Song teehehehe)

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…And Then…

THE REFLEX

by DURAN DURAN

(When We're Talking 80s, Does It Get More 80s Than Duran Duran?)

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…And OF COURSE Then…

BABY HOLD ON

by EDDIE MONEY

(Yep, I Did It, I Risked Gettin' Ole Eddie Stuck In My Brain AGAIN, But I Survived It With No Ill-Effects!)

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…And Eventually I Went With…

WE DIDN’T START THE FIRE

by BILLY JOEL

(You've Heard It Enough To Know It's Fun!)

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When MR. JOEL Ended…

…I Decided To Go Back To…

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

…With…

FIRING LINE

(A Song Most Of You Have Likely Never Heard, But It's A Great Jam, Walking Or No Walking.)

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I Decided To Kick-It-Down A Notch, As I’d Basically Been Doing My Walk At A Double-Time Pace…

…So I Popped On…

DRIVE

by INCUBUS

(The Only INCUBUS Song I Have, Actually.)

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…And Then Went With…

ROCKY RACCOON

by THE BEATLES

(A Personal Favorite, Though Most People I Know Can't Stand It hehehe)

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For The Last Stretch Of My Walk-About…

…I Went For Classic…

…Beautiful…

…Slow…

…Slow…

…BLUES…

…With…

TOM TRAUBERT’S BLUES

by TOM WAITS

(A Song That Just Tugs At Your Strings It's So Soulful.)

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Needless To Say, My Peeps…

…The Walk Was WONDERFUL.

I Got My Legs Good And Stretched Out (which felt great).

I Got To Sweat A Little (which I always love).

I Got To Listen To Some Totally Awesome Tunage (which is always a treat).

Sounds Like The Perfect Start To The Day, Doesn’t It?

DOESN’T IT?!?

Correct.

It DOES!!!

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Please Try To Enjoy Your Hump-Day-Wednesday.

You Know Me…

…I Shall Endeavor To Do Likewise!!!

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