A Song To Make ANYONE Smile: Dedication Edition: “THE BUG” by DIRE STRAITS (1991)

The Single Album Release OfTHE BUG By DIRE STRAITS

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Well, It’s A Strange Old Game…

…You Learn It Slow…

…One Step Forward And It’s Back To Go…

…You’re Standing On The Throttle…

…You’re Standing On The Breaks…

…In The Groove ’til You Make A Mistake…

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…Sometimes You’re The Windshield…

…Sometimes You’re The Bug…

…Sometimes It All Comes Together, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re A Fool In Love…

…Sometimes You’re The Louisville Slugger, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re The Ball…

…Sometimes It All Comes Together, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re Going To Lose It All…

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…Groovy…

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…You Gotta Know Happy…

…You Gotta Know Glad…

…Because You’re Gonna Know Lonely…

…And You’re Gonna Know Bad…

…When You’re Rippin’ And A Ridin’…

…And You’re Coming On Strong…

…You Start A Slippin’ And A Slidin’…

…And It All Goes Wrong Because…

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…Sometimes You’re The Windshield…

…Sometimes You’re The Bug…

…Sometimes It All Comes Together, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re A Fool In Love…

…Sometimes You’re The Louisville Slugger, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re The Ball…

…Sometimes It All Comes Together, Baby…

…Sometimes You’re Going To Lose It All…

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…Groovy…

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THE BUGIs My Absolute Favorite Track Off Of The 1991 AlbumON EVERY STREETBy DIRE STRAITS !!!

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Honestly, My Peeps…

…I Can’t Take Credit For This Song Selection.

Nope.

For That, Y’all Have Got To Thank My Exceptional Friend…

Ms. RENEE

…From The Famous…

…Or Infamous…

http://rendezvouswithrenee.com/

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That Woman…

…I Swear…

…She Get’s My Mind Working In Many Different Ways.

Lucky For Y’all…

…Today My Focus Is THIS Song…

THE BUG

by DIRE STRAITS

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T’Is A Personal Favorite Jam I’d Not Listened To In Many A Moon.

Hell, I’d Forgotten I Even Had This Album In The Ole Collection Until She Posted This Song To Her Facebook Page, Yesterday.

I Think…

…Since Hearing It Again, Yesterday…

…I’ve Likely Listened To It…

…Ohhh…

…I Dunno…

…20…

…Perhaps…

…25 Times.

(teehehehe)

No Foolies, Kids.

No Foolies, Indeed.

I Was Going To Label This Piece As An Entry Into My…

“The Song Stuck In My Head”

…Series.

BUT…

…Even Though It IS Stuck In My Head…

…I Felt This One Was Much More Deserving Of The Newer…

“A Song To Make ANYONE Smile”

…Label.

Ms. RENEE

…Has The Power To ALWAYS Make Me Smile.

When I’m Sick?

Yep.

She’s On The Phone Checking-In On Me.

When I’m Depressed?

Yep.

She’s There.

When I’m Being Playful And/Or Goofy?

You Can Almost Bet She’s Involved Somewhere In The Mix.

So…

…I Figured Since This Is The Way I Best Express Myself…

…I’d Just Do-Up A Quickie Post With HER And THIS SONG In Mind.

I’ve ALWAYS Been A Fan Of…

DIRE STRAITS

…And Likely Always Will Be.

I’ve Mentioned This Before…

…But I STILL Have My…

DIRE STRAITS: THE VIDEOS COLLECTION

…On Friggin’ LASER-DISC!!!

Once Again…

…No Foolies, Kids.

And…

…In-Case You Were Wondering…

…Yes…

…That Fact Remains A Point Of Geeky Pride For Me.

I’ve Still Got Some Rather AMAZING Titles In That Little Collection.

I Love The Laser-Disc Player.

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ANYWAY…

…Back To What I Was Sayin’…

Ms. RENEEE

…Is VERY Good People.

So Why Not Dedicate A Song To Her?

That’s How We Used To Do It Back In The Day.

If You Wanted To Express Yourself To Someone…

…You Called Up The Local Radio-Station And Put In A Request With The DJ For A Song Dedication.

Since She And I Don’t Listen To The Same Radio-Station, A Dedication Of That Sort Would Be Rather Pointless.

SO…

…I’m Dialing-Up Myself…

…And Putting In My Own Sort Of Dedication.

That’s Cool, Right?!

AWESOME OPOSSUM!!!

I Kinda Figured Y’all Would Have My Back On This One.

Now…

…I Know A Bundle Of Folks Who Sincerely DO NOT LIKE THIS SONG.

Period.

THE BUG

…Is One Of Those Songs Where The Band…

DIRE STRAITS

…Was Starting To Slip More Into A Country’ish-Pop’ish-Rock’ish Sound With Their Music.

Not Totally.

Not Completely.

But Nevertheless It Was Happening.

Then…

…As It Turned-Out…

ON EVERY STREET

…Was The Final Album They Would Release.

That Was Very Much A Bummer, My Peeps.

:*(

THE BUG

…Remains A Classic Favorite From…

DIRE STRAITS

…And The Album…

ON EVERY STREET

…Does Have A Very Secure Place Within My Collection.

So I Feel Pretty Good About This Little Dedication.

Thank You For Being Such A Good, Fun Person…

Ms. RENEE

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T’Is So Very Much Appreciated.

And I Hope You…

…And Y’all…

…Enjoyed This One.

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I DID.

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Song Of The Moment: “SULTANS OF SWING” by DIRE STRAITS (1978)

…You Check Out Guitar George…

…He Knows All The Chords…

…Mind He’s Strictly Rhythm…

…He Doesn’t Wanna Make It Cry Or Sing…

…A Standard Note Guitar Is All He Can Afford…

…When He Gets Up Under The Lights…

…To Play His Thing…

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SULTANS OF SWINGIs Off Of The Self-Titled 1978 Debut AlbumDIRE STRAITSFrom The Band DIRE STRAITS !!!

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…And Harry Doesn’t Mind…

…If He Doesn’t…

…Make The Scene…

…He’s Got A Daytime Job…

…He’s Doin’ Alright…

…He Can Play The Honky-Tonk Like Anything…

…Savin’ It Up…

…For Friday Night…

…With The Sultans…

…With The SULTANS OF SWING. …

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The Single Album ForSULTANS OF SWINGBy DIRE STRAITS !!!

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See The Video At The Link Below!

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I Sincerely Just Felt This Was The PERFECT Jam For The Moment, My Peeps.

I’ve Been Listening To So Many Quality Jams This Morning…

…But This One…

SULTANS OF SWING

by DIRE STRAITS

…Simply Pushed Itself To The Front Of The Line And Shouted…

"ME ME ME, PICK ME!!!"

And So I Did!!!

SULTANS OF SWING

…Honestly…

…Is The Finest Work From DIRE STRAITS.

Period.

MONEY FOR NOTHING

&

WALK OF LIFE

…Do Run A Close 2ND And 3RD Place, Fo SHO, But It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This One.

I’ve Been A Huge Fan Of DIRE STRAITS My Whole Life, As My Father Simply Loved Them AND He Made Sure I Was Able To Listen To Whatever Music I So Chose.

When In That Situation, You Go With What You Know.

And I Know My Father Has AMAZING Taste In Music.

He Always Has.

He Went To All The Best Concerts.

He Had All The Best Albums.

And He Made Damn Sure I Was Able To Listen To An Amazing Amount Of Quality Jams, Regardless Of Who Was Playing, Or When It Was From.

So DIRE STRAITS Made A Huge Impact On My Young Life.

We Even Had DIRE STRAITS On LASER-DISC!!!

Yeah.

I Know.

I’m Showing My Age A Little.

But That’s Okie The Dokie, Ya Know, Pokey?

SURE YOU DO!!!

SO…

…Here’s Hoping A Little DIRE STRAITS Can Perk-Up Your FRIDAY!!!

Like I Said…

…They’ve Got A Bundle Of Great Tunes…

…But There’s None Better Than…

SULTANS OF SWING

NO DOUBT And FO SHO!!!

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11 Tunes For The Morning Stroll: A Collection Of Fave-Faves!

So…

…It Was Already Freakin’ HOT Outside!

So I Decided To Beat The Heat With Some Cool Cool Classic Jams!!!

Needless To Say…

…By The End Of My Little Jaunt About Town…

…I Was Sweatin’ Like Crazy!

BUT…

…That’s Part Of The Whole “Exercise Experience” As I’m Sure You’re Already Aware.

If You Ain’t Sweatin’…

…You Ain’t Doin’ It Right!!!

Sooo…

…Here Are 11 Of My Favorite Jams From This Morning’s Walk-About!!!

Are We All Ready For This?!?

GREAT!!!

MEEE TOOO!!!

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(#11)

LA BAMBA

The LOS LOBOS Version

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(#10)

HAND IN MY POCKET

by ALANIS MORISSETTE

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(#9)

CHARMLESS MAN

by BLUR

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(#8)

SOUL TO SQUEEZE

by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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(#7)

MY NAME IS MUD

by PRIMUS

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(#6)

DON’T ASK ME WHY

by BILLY JOEL

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(#5)

WALK OF LIFE

by DIRE STRAITS

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(#4)

GIRLS & BOYS

by BLUR

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(#3)

WHO CAN IT BE NOW?

by MEN AT WORK

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(#2)

TWO PRINCES

by SPIN DOCTORS

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(#1)

STAND

by R.E.M.

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Yeah…

…So…

…As You Can Gather…

…My Walk This Morning Was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

It Felt Great To Get Out-&-About And Bebop Around Town, Fo SHO!!!

The Music Was So Good I Did My Usual 45min. Stroll In About 30min.

I Was Hoofing It!!!

I Did Make A Couple Goofs Along The Way, Though…

…Stepping Off The Curb And Not Having My Right Foot Planted Quite Right.

So I Did Yelp Aloud In Pain Because Of This Damned Broken Toe.

😦

But That Was Really The Only Major Issue.

After Doing It A Second Time, However, I Decided To Call It A Walk And I Cruised On Back Home.

And Now…

…Here I Am…

…Bloggin’ About It With Y’all.

Friday Rolls Onward, My Peeps.

Let’s Hope It’s A Good One.

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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MY Top 3 Drivin’/Walkin’ Tunes: When You’ve Got All The Time In The World!

The Songs Here Are Sincerely GREAT For BOTH The Lengthy Drive OR The Lengthy Walk.

You’ve Got All The Time In The World To Kill At The Moment…

…So Why Not Listen To Something A Little Longer…

…And With A Touch More Substance?

Alright Then…

…These Would Be My First Choices…

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HONORABLE MENTION:

HEY JUDE

by THE BEATLES

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#3

SULTANS OF SWING

by DIRE STRAITS

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#2

CHAMPAGNE SUPERNOVA

by OASIS

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#1

DESDEMONA

by THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

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Thought This Would Be A Fun Way To Kick-Off The Day…

…So What’Ya Say…

…Hey Hey???

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Sorry.

A Feeble Attempt At Humor In Rhyme…

…That Sadly Won’t Be The Very Last Time.

(teehehehe)

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