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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“…Well… Now… Don’t… You Tell Me To Smile… You Stick Around… I’ll Make It Worth Your While…” — BEASTIE BOYS (“Intergalactic” (1998))

…Got Numbers Beyond What You Can Dial…

…Maybe It’s Because I’m So Versatile…

…Style…

…Profile…

…I Said…

…It Always Brings Me Back When I Hear ‘OOH CHILD!’…

…From The Hudson River Out To The Nile…

…I’ll Run The Marathon To The Very Last Mile…

…Well If You Battle Me…

…I Will Revile…

…People Always Say My Style Is Wild…

…You’ve Got Gall…

…You’ve Got Guile…

…To Step To Me…

…I’m A Rapophile…

…If You Want To Battle You’re In Denial…

…Coming From Uranus To Check My Style…

…Go Ahead…

…Put My Rhymes On Trial…

…Cast You Off Into Exile…

INTERGALACTIC…

…Planetary…

…Planetary…

Β …INTERGALACTIC

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"INTERGALACTIC" Is Off The BEASTIE BOYS 1998 Album "HELLO NASTY"

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Yeah…

…So…

…I Was Simply In The Mood For Some…

BEASTIE BOYS

…Tunage…

…And This Was The First Song I Ended-Up Playing.

.1998.

Wow.

Good Year.

A Real LIFE-CHANGER Of A Year, Actually.

I’ve Had It On The Brain The Past Couple Days.

The End Of High-School.

The Beginning Of The Navy.

Lost Some Close Friends.

Gained Some Closer Friends.

Some Amazingly Amazing Times.

Some Amazingly Horrid Times.

BUT…

…That Year DID Spawn Some GREAT Tunage…

…Fo SHO, My Peeps.

This Little Number…

INTERGALACTIC

…Was A FAVE-FAVE That Has Stuck With Me.

T’is A Damned-Fine Tune, Eh?!!?!

AGREED, My Peeps.

AGREED, INDEED.

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ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND, Kids.

I’m SURE You’ve EARNED It.

Lord Knows I HAVE!

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