My Morning Mixes: Just Jammit, Baby!

Good Morning, Kiddies.

Sleep Well?

Yeah.

Me Neither.

Oh Well, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

Since I Couldn’t Sleep, I Decided To Hit The Pavement And Go For A Morning Walk-About.

It Felt Good To Get Out There And Wander ’round A Bit.

I, Of Course, Had Ye Ole Trusty MP3Player With Me.

He Provided Me With A Wonderful Morning Soundtrack To My Aimless Wanders.

I Always, As You Know, Try To Kick-Off My Walks With A Great Jam To Get The Blood And Juices Flowing.

So…

…For That Purpose…

…I Began The Walk With…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

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Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It’s ALWAYS A Grand Tune When Beginning Anything Physical.

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As That One Began To End, I Went Ahead And Pushed My “Play-All” Button.

The Second Song Was…

WHAT A DAY THAT WAS (LIVE)”

by TALKING HEADS

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That One Is ALWAYS A Person Fave, So I Picked-Up My Pace Even More-So.

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The Next (randomly selected) Jam Was…

LINGER

by THE CRANBERRIES

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Admittedly, This One Slowed My Pace A Touch.

I Love The Song, But I Really Wasn’t Quite Ready For A Cool-Down-Period…

…So I Only Listened To This One For A Minute Or Two.

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I Went Ahead And Advanced To The Next Song, Which Was…

MICHAEL JACKSON‘s

BLACK Or WHITE

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Now THAT ONE Seriously Stepped-Up My Pace Again, And I Went Into My Cruise Mode!

If There’s Anything I Can Tell You About MR. JACKSON…

…It’s That His Music Was MADE For WALKIN’, Fo Flippin’ SHO!!!

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As MR. JACKSON Ended…

…I Immediately Went Into…

AIN’T WASTIN’ TIME NO MORE

by The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND

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When You’re Ready To Get Yourself Into A Nice Cruise-Mode…

…It’s Hard To Beat That Jam.

The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND Is Damned Near PERFECT For Walkin’ ’round…

…Especially When You Have No Real Destination In Mind.

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The Next Song Was A Bit Of A Surprise, Actually.

It Was…

MIKE POST‘s

THEME From MAGNUM P.I.

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I Have My Brother To Thank For That One.

At Least, I’m Pretty Sure I Do.

I Know I Didn’t Put That One On My Player.

HOWEVER…

…It Was A Totally PLEASANT Surprise!

Talk About An Instrumental Theme That’s All About Energy!

It Totally Picked-Up My Pace, Once Again!

Cool Beans, Fo SHO, Kids!

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Mr. MP3Player Went Back To…

TALKING HEADS

…With Their Iconic Cover Of…

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER

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Now…

…Once Again…

…This Slowed My Pace A Little, But This Time I Didn’t Care.

Their Version Of This Classic Jam Has ALWAYS Had The Ability To Make Me Wanna Watch A Striptease.

Not Joking, My Peeps.

In Fact, It’s THE GREATEST SONG EVER In Regard To Performing A Striptease.

Trust Me, I’ve Had A Couple People Perform One For Me…

…And This Is The Song I Requested They Do It To!

(HAHAHAHAHAHA)

That Might Be A Touch TOO MUCH INFO, So I’ll Stop That Part Of This Bloggin’ing Right There.

But It DID Make Me Smile A Bundle, Fo SHO!

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I Decided To Personally Select The Next Song, Since I Wanted To Make Sure The Pace Was Picked-Back-Up Before I Went Into My Cool-Down-Period.

For Said Purpose…

…I Went With…

LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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If You’ve Heard This One, Then You Know I Set An Almost Furious Pace For Myself.

It’s A FAST Little Number, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!!

Always A True Classic Fave Of Faves.

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I Decided It Was Time For The Cool-Down-Period Following That Speedy Jam.

SO…

…I Hit-Up A Classic Among Classics…

NOBODY KNOWS YOU WHEN YOU’RE DOWN AND OUT (UNPLUGGED)”

by ERIC CLAPTON

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It’s Seriously Hard To Top Ole “Slow Hand” CLAPTON, My Peeps.

Like Totally Seriously Hard.

But I Was Going To Try To At Least Match The Slower Pace I’d Just Set.

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So…

…I Went With…

ALL APOLOGIES

by NIRVANA

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For ME…

…This Song Worked-Out For Me PERFECTLY.

There Was About 20-Seconds Left Of This One When I Stepped Onto My Driveway.

NICE!!!

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As You Can Well Imagine…

…Today’s Walk Was VERY Awesome Opossum, My Peeps!

It Felt WONDERFUL…

…And The Jams Couldn’t Have Been Much Better.

It’s FRIDAY, Kids!

The Weekend Is Upon Us!

Will YOU Be Planning A Little Walk-About, Soon?!

If So…

…GREAT!!!

Just Make Sure You Bring Your Tunes Along With You.

It’ll Help Like Nobody’s Business, Kiddies.

That’s A Promise…

…And A BIG Ole FO SHO!!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BELL BOTTOM BLUES” by ERIC CLAPTON (DEREK AND THE DOMINOS) (1970)

Bell Bottom Blues…

…You Made Me Cry…

…I Don’t Want To Lose This Feeling…

…And If I Could Choose…

…A Place To Die…

…It Would Be In Your Arms. …

BELL BOTTOM BLUESIs Off Of The 1970 AlbumLAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS” By ERIC CLAPTON And Supergroup DEREK AND THE DOMINOS

…Do You Want To See Me Cross The Floor To You?…

…Do You Want To Hear Me Beg You To Take Me Back?…

…I’d Gladly Do It…

…Because…

…I Don’t Want To Fad Away…

…Give Me One More Day, Please…

…I Don’t Want To Fade Away…

…In Your Heart I Want To Stay. …

TheBELL BOTTOM BLUES1971ย Single Album From DEREK AND THE DOMINOS

…It’s All Wrong…

…But It’s All Right…

…The Way That You Treat Me, Baby…

…Once I Was Strong…

…But I Lost The Fight…

…You Won’t Find A Better Loser. …

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I Love ERIC CLAPTON And Most Anything He Does.

So It Hasn’t Come As A Great Shock To Me That His Music Often Gets Stuck In The Ole Brain.

This Morning…

…I Awoke CRAVING The Song…

BELL BOTTOM BLUES

by ERIC CLAPTON

(while he was fronting the supergroup DEREK AND THE DOMINOS)

…And I Sincerely Don’t Know Why.

I Didn’t Hear It At All Yesterday…

…Yet It Was Super Fresh In My Mind, This Morning.

And NOW…

…My Brain Is Locked-In.

It’s Focused.

That’s Something I Rarely Have Much Of.

So Why Is It Being Wasted On A Song?

A Song 10 Years Elder To Myself.

A Song I Haven’t Heard Recently.

A Song That Simply Intrudedย And Decided To Set-Up Shop.

I Frickin’ Frackin’ HATE IT When This Happens.

Mainly, Because I Want Some Sort Of Answer/Explanation.

And I Know There’s Not Going To Be One.

There (almost) Never Is.

So I Simply Try To Accept It All…

…And Carry-On To The Best Of My Ability.

Can’t Ask For Much More Than That, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

BELL BOTTOM BLUES

…Is A Fantastic Song.

Period.

It’s One Of Those Songs With The One Major Quality Of All Fantastic Songs…

…REPEATABILITY.

You Hear It…

…You Get Sucked In…

…You Play It Again…

…And Then Again…

…And Again And Again And Again.

Talk About A Song With Magical Powers.

In Regard To The Music Of The Early 1970s…

BELL BOTTOM BLUES

…Is One Of The ALL-TIME GREATS.

It’s An ALL-TIME GREAT Regardless Of When It Came Out…

…But It’s A True Gem From That Era.

If You’ve Heard The Song Before…

…Chances Are You Liked It.

If You’ve NOT Heard The Song Before…

…It’s Totally About Time You Did, Kiddies.

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Monday Is Here, My Peeps.

Let Us Attempt To Make It A Decent One.

That’s Much Easier Said Than Done…

…But Totally Worth The Effort.

I’ll Be Pestering Y’all More And More Throughout The Day, Fo SHO!

Until Then…

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My Morning Mixes: The Short’ish List

Today, It’s A Short’ish List For One Very Simple Reason…

…ANTIBIOTICS.

.Period.

These Things Have My Stomach Screwed-Up Six-Ways-From-Sunday.

.Period Period.

Granted…

…I Did Only Get Around 3(almost)Hours Of Sleep…

…Which Is Affecting Me, Also.

But The Biggest Reason For A Short’ish List Is The Damned Antibiotics.

Instead Of Going On A Long’ish Walk…

…I Stayed Closer To The House And Just Did Laps Of The Block.

I Didn’t Wanna Be Too Far From My Own Cat-Box, Ya Know?!?

(wink wink nudge nudge)

Yep.

Exactly.

I Thought It Was A Smart Plan, Too.

ANYWAY…

…Moving On, Moving On…

…The Morning Walk Began Solidly With…

LIFE DURING WARTIME

by TALKING HEADS

…Followed-Up Quickly With A Double-Shot Of…

WESTSIDE CONNECTION

…Hitting Both…

BOW DOWN

…And…

GANGSTA NATION

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Up Next Was…

WE DON’T NEED ANOTHER HERO (THUNDERDOME)”

by TINA TURNER

…And Then…

ERIC CLAPTON

…With…

AFTER MIDNIGHT

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By This Point…

…I’m Already Questioning My Sanity For Being Out-&-About On A Walk With A Gurgling-Stomach.

I Go Ahead And Fire-Up…

NEW DRESS

by DEPECHE MODE

…All-The-While I’m Thinking About Heading Home.

Finally…

…My Stomach Wins The Minor Argument.

I Go Ahead And Kick-On…

DEPECHE MODE‘s

GET RIGHT WITH ME (LIVE)”

…And I Cut My Wheels Back Homeward.

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TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…I Made The Correct Decision.

TRUST ME TRUST ME, Even.

I Did Warn You It Was A Short’ish List.

Please Don’t Feel Jipped, Kiddies.

The Jams Weren’t Big On Quantity This Morning…

…Though I’m Sure We Can Agree On Quality.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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Have A Decent Day, My Peeps.

I Shall Holla More When I Have More To Holla ’bout!

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L8r L8r!!!

Went For A Nice Walk On A Cloudy Day…

…But I, Of Course, Had Music IN HAND!

I Remember My 1ST WALKMAN…

…I Had To Wear A Belt If I Wanted To Tote It Around.

Then The DISCMAN Really Sucked…

…Since I Never Found One That Really Really Meant It When It Said “SKIP-RESISTANT” or “ANTI-SKIP” Right Under The Name.

Now…

…With My MP3Player…

…I’ve Found MY Holy Grail.

Goes Anywhere.

Holds So Much Stuff.

Has A Long-Livin’ Battery.

And A Reset-Button If It Ever Screws-Up.

It’s Become Priceless To Me.

Much More So Than A Mobile-Phone.

Or A Pad.

Or Anything Ultra-Fancy.

I Just Need Something That Stores My Music, And Allows Me To Access It WHENEVER I WANNA!

That’s It.

That’s The Holy Grail.

The Philosopher’s Stone.

The Big Mac.

The End Of The Line.

The Rest Has All Become Too Much.

We Reached Perfection As Far As I’m Concerned.

Did It A While Ago.

Now They’re Just Upgrading.

Expanding.

Giving Us More Of What We Don’t Really Need.

BUT…

…I Digress.

SOOO…

…I Went For A Nice Walk Earlier.

It’s Very Overcast Outside.

Keeps Looking Like A Helluva Storm Is Coming…

…Yet It Doesn’t.

Clinging Firmly To My MP3Player In One-Hand…

…And My Trusty Rubber-Ball In The Other…

…I Set Out On A Grand Excursion.

Check Out Some Of THESE Lix…

… … …

SHAKE HANDS WITH BEEF

by PRIMUS

… … …

THE DEAD OF NIGHT

by DEPECHE MODE

… … …

A MATTER OF TRUST

by BILLY JOEL

… … …

YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN (SECOND WIND)”

by BILLY JOEL

… … …

I’M AFRAID OF AMERICANS

by DAVID BOWIE

… … …

LAYLA (Unplugged)”

by ERIC CLAPTON

… … …

CRAZY CRAZY NIGHTS

by KISS

… … …

MAN IN THE MIRROR

by MICHAEL JACKSON

… … …

CALIFORNIA BLUE

by ROY ORBISON

… … …

…and YES even…

SUICIDE BLONDE

by INXS

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Sounds Like A Damned Fine Navy Day, Eh Shipmates!!!

Well…

…It’s Acceptable, Anyway.

And We All Know That ACCEPTABLE Is JUST FINE.

Knowing Ahead Of Time There’s A Potential Negative Alternative Makes Every ACCEPTABLE Moment VERY Acceptable.

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Run With Me On This One, My Peeps.

I Just Might Be Right About This.

Well…

…I’ve Got A 50/50 Shot At It, Anyway!

That's That Math Stuff, Again!!! WILD!!!

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MY TOP 3 DRIVIN’ TUNES: For When You’ve Gotta Get There Quickly!

Everyone Who’s A Driver Knows There Are Some Songs That Simply Get You Into It.

They Kick-Off…

…And You Drop The Hammer!

Having Needed The Use Of One Of These Songs This Very Morning…

…I Decided To Whip-Together This Little Piece.

I’m Going To Go Ahead And Toss Out An Honorable Mention To Y’all:

BODIES

By

DROWNING POOL

(2001)

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Alright, My Peeps…

…And Now The Top 3 You’re Waiting For…

… … … … …

… … …

#3

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN

By

WHITE ZOMBIE

(1995)

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#2

AFTER MIDNIGHT

The ERIC CLAPTON Version

(1970)

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#1

THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

By

MARILYN MANSON

(1996)

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Trust Me, My Peeps…

…ANY Of These Choice Tunes Can Flat-Out Get You CRANKIN’ Behind The Wheel!!!

At Least…

…They’ve Always Worked For ME!!!

Driveย Responsibly, Kiddies!!!

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My Monday Morning Walkin’ Tunage Playlist…

…Should Make A Few Of Y’all Smile.

I Just Try To Listen To The Most Varied String Of Songs I Can.

This Morning’s Walk Was Nice…

…Though…

…Even At 4A.M…

…The Humidity Was Already Tooo Damned High!!!

I Only Walked For About An Hour’ish…

…Yet Don’t Have A Dry Stitch On!!!

Anyway…

…Yesterday I Only Listed A Short 8-Song List Of What I Jammed To.

Today…

…I Simply Couldn’t Do It.

I Cruised To So So SO MANY Great Songs This Morning…

…I Ended Up With A List Of 12-Jams.

I Was Very VERY SURE Y’all Would Love To See Said List.

So…

…In No Particular Order…

…Here We Go!!!

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#1

LISTEN LIKE THIEVES

By INXS

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#2

MYSTIFY

By INXS

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#3

MY FATHER’S EYES

By ERIC CLAPTON

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#4

FAME” (’90 REMIX)

By DAVID BOWIE

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#5

ABRACADABRA

By STEVE MILLER BAND

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#6

WE BUILT THIS CITY

By STARSHIP

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#7

LINGER

By THE CRANBERRIES

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#8

DON’T GO AWAY

By OASIS

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#9

COUNTING BLUE CARS

By DISHWALLA

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#10

BAD INFLUENCE

By ROBERT CRAY

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#11

GANGSTA NATION

By WESTSIDE CONNECTION

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ย “SHOULD I STAY, OR SHOULD I GO?

By THE CLASH

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Now See…

…That Was Fun…

…Wasn’t It?!?

Well…

…It Made ME Smile.

At This Time Of Morning…

…A Smile Can Go A Long Way…

…Though It Should Be Viewed With Mildย Skepticism.

I Could Just Beย Delirious Due To A Lack Of Quality Sleep.

BUT…

…I’m Trying To Give Myself The Benefit Of The Doubt, Ya Know?!?

If I Don’t Give It To Myself…

…WHO WILL?!?!?

Exactly.

YOU WILL!!!

And For That Gesture…

…I Remain Eternally Grateful.

I Sincerely Hope Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day…

…And I Promise To Try Try TRY To Do The Same.

As A Professional In The Art Of Trying…

…I’ll Give It A Go, Fo SHO!!!

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“Out On An Open Highway… Such A Lovely Day… But Something’s Wrong… Something… Something’s Gotta Be Wrong…” — ERIC CLAPTON (“Lonesome And A Long Way From Home” (1970))

…I Just Left Home This Morning…

…This Old Road…

…Keeps Rolling On AND On…

…Rolling…

…Rolling On AND On…

…Won’t Somebody Help Me?…

…Won’t Somebody Help Me?…

…Somebody Help Me?…

ERIC CLAPTON

…I’ve…

…Never Been So…

…Lonesome And A Long Way From Home…

…Never Been…

…Lonesome And A Long Way…

…Never Been…

…Lonesome And A Long Way From Home. …

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Eh, I Just Figured This Was A Grand Little Way Of Kicking-Off The Day.

It’s A VERY SIMPLE Song…

…But That In NO WAY Detracts From It’s Ability To Make My Foot Get’Ta’Stompin’!!!

The Funny Part…

…Is…

ERIC CLAPTION

…Has MANY SONGS That Make Me Wanna Do That.

I Also LOVE Going On A Drive…

…Withย Ole “Slowhand” Crankin’ Out Some MAD-TUNES!!!

Have YOU Ever Gone For A Lengthy Drive…

…With The Songs…

COCAINE

AFTER MIDNIGHT

LAYLA

KEEP ON GROWING

…Or…

LONESOME AND A LONG WAY FROM HOME

(Just To Name A FEW)

…Rockin’ Your Car Like It Ain’t NOBODY’S BIZZNASS!?!?!

If You Said…

YES

…Then You’re Well Aware Of Their Magical Powers.

If You Said…

NO

…Then You’re (LIKELY) NOT The Hippest Cat In Your Car.

Especially When SOMEONE ELSE Is In There With You.

If You’re Alone???

Hmm.

Nah.

You’re STILL Slackin’…

…Or Lackin’…

…Or…

…Hmm…

…Sheesh…

…WHO KNOWS…

…But You (LIKELY) Suck.

Just Sayin’…

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ENJOY YOUR MORNING, KIDDIES!!!

Everyone Else…

…It’s BEDTIME!!!

(hehehe)

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