My Morning Mixes: No Coolin’ Down, Just Jammin’ It HARD!

Since It’s Very Brisk Outside This Morning…

…I Decided Not To Fool Around With My Walkin’ Playlist.

I Didn’t Wanna Freeze Me Arse Toooo Much…

…So I Just Loaded-Up On Jammin’ Tunage!

I Tried To Keep My Pace UP UP UP…

…And I Accomplished This With Great Personal Efficiency!

I Led Off With A Double-Shot Of…

DEPECHE MODE

…With…

PHOTOGRAPHIC (Live)”

…And…

SHOUT (Live)”

Both Original Versions Are Off Of DM‘s Debut Album…

SPEAK & SPELL

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Next-Up Was Just A Fun Little Jam Called…

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME

by DEF LEPPARD

…Which Some Of Y’all Might Remember.

((*wink wink*))

It Does Have A Nasty Habit Of Being Played A Little Too Often For My Taste, At Times.

BUT…

…This Morning…

…It Just Felt Like It Had A Place On My Walk.

And So…

…Well…

…It Did.

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I Kicked Myself (and my pace) WAY UP With The Next Jam…

DARUDE‘s

SANDSTORM

…A Song That Holds A Very Special Place In My Little World.

It Was Actually My OFFICIAL SONG With Someone Else, Many Many Moons Ago.

I Didn’t Pick-It To Be Our Song…

…But I Was Overruled.

Don’t That Just Go ‘N Figure!?

Sheesh.

Nevertheless…

…It’s A Damn Fine Jam…

…ESPECIALLY When You Wanna Walk FASTER!

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FIND ANOTHER FOOL

by QUARTERFLASH

…Was Up Next.

I Know, I Know…

…How Do You Follow…

DARUDE

…With…

QUARTERFLASH

?!?

This Is MY Playlist, Dammit, So Don’t Go Hatin’!

(teehehe)

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Moving On…

…I Threw-Down Some…

POISON

…Next, With…

UNSKINNY BOP

…A Song That Simply Screams FUN…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Walkin’ Tune.

Damn Fine, Indeed.

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I Was Hurtin’ For A Touch Of…

PETER GABRIEL

…So I Popped-On His VERY Underrated Jam…

STEAM

…Which Is Also One Of His Most Totally Forgotten Jams.

Do You Remember It?!

See.

I Didn’t Think So.

Loser.

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I’d Been In The Mood For…

EVE 6

…Alllll Morning Looooong…

…So I Treated Myself To Their Best Bester BESTEST JAM…

INSIDE OUT

!! !! !!

WOOT!!!

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I Was Totally In Cruise Mode At This Point…

…Though My Ears Were Starting To Hurt From The Coooool Breezes.

So I Decided To Stay In Cruise Mode And Point My Cruise More Homeward.

Following That Nifty Piece Of Ear-Candy, I Went Ahead And Popped On A True Classic Favorite…

LITTLE GREEN BAG

by GEORGE BAKER SELECTION

…And That Did Put A Little More Wiggle In My Walk, I Won’t Deny It.

Mainly Because I Can’t.

I’m Sure Someone Would Have Called Me On It Had I Decided To Play It Cool.

But I’m Not Cool.

Therefore, I Don’t Play Cool.

I Just Am.

What That “Am” Is, However, Remains A Mystery To Me.

I Sincerely Haven’t The Foggiest.

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I Was Only A Couple Blocks From The House When My Final Jam Was Selected.

I Didn’t Wanna Cool Down, But I’d Been Jammin’ It HARD…

…So I Compromised With Myself.

I Went With A Song That Wasn’t Really A Cool Down…

…Just An EXCEPTIONAL PIECE Of TUNAGE…

PLACEBO‘s

PURE MORNING

!!! !!! !!!

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By The Time I Hit The Front Steps, I Was READY To Be INSIDE Ye Ole Homestead.

And As I’m Completing This Little Post…

…I Think My Ears Have FINALLY THAWED!

The Rest Of Me Was Pretty Much Fine Already.

But O.M.G. My Ears!

I’ll Have To Remember To Wear Something On Them Next Time.

As I’ve Already Been Told Today…

You Should’ve Worn A Sock-Hat.

😦

I Know I Should Have.

I Just Look Better In Baseball-Caps.

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Hope You’re ALL Having A Fine Morning…

…And I Hope Your Friday Goes Just Jim Dandy!

You DID Know It’s FRIDAY…

…Right?!

Good, Good.

Just Checking.

One Can Never Be Toooo Sure, Ya Know?!

Sure You Do.

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY” by THE VERVE (1997)

‘Cause It’s A Bitter Sweet Symphony

This Life

Try To Make Ends Meet

You’re A Slave To Money

Then You Die

I’ll Take You Down The Only Road

I’ve Ever Been Down

You Know The One That Takes You To The Places

Where All The Veins Meet

Yeah…”

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BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY Is The Key Song To The BandΒ THE VERVE As It Was/Is Their Biggest Hit EVER, Released In 1997 On The AlbumURBAN HYMNS!!!

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“…No Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

I Can Change

But I’m Here In My Mold

I Am Here In My Mold

But I’m A Million Different People

From One Day To The Next

I Can’t Change My Mold

No, No, No, No, No. …”

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What Can I Even Begin To Say About This Song…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

by THE VERVE

!?!?!

This Is One Of Those Songs That Came-Out While I Was In High School…

…And I’ve Owned A Copy Since.

It Actually Carried Me Through My Senior Year.

Until The Song…

INSIDE OUT

by EVE 6

…Came-Out In 1998…

BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY

…Was MY JAM.

Period.

The Song Is Priceless.

The Music-Video Was Brilliant.

It Simply Spoke To Me, Ya Know?!

SURE YOU DO!!

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I Started Listening To It Again Yesterday Evening…

…And It Has Dominated My Musical Thoughts, Since.

So Why Not Give It A Shout-Out, Ya Know Ya Know?!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!

I Don’t Honestly Have Much Of A Story To Tell With This One.

Just That It Has Been Part Of My Life For More Than 20-Years…

…And It’s Still Just As Potent To Me As Ever.

I’m Fairly Sure The Bulk Of You Know It/Remember It.

If You Don’t…

…Well…

…You’re Either Too Young…

…Too Old…

…Or Too Dead.

It Was A Huge Song When Released In 1997…

…And It Continues To Please To This Very Day!

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Anyway…

…I Just Felt Talking About This Song Would Be A Nifty Way To Get One’s Saturday Moving.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

IT WORKS!!!

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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

!!! !!!! !!!

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

!!! !!!! !!!

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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“I Would Swallow My Pride… I Would Choke On The Rinds… But The Lack Thereof Would Leave Me Empty Inside. I Would Swallow My Doubt… Turn It INSIDE OUT… Find Nothing But Faith In Nothing…” — EVE 6 (“Inside Out” (May 1998)

“…Want To Put My Tender Heart In A Blender…
…Watch It Spin ’round To A Beautiful Oblivion…
…Rendezvous, Then I’m Through With You.”

… … …

I Awoke Today…

…Thinking SPECIFICALLY About This Song.

It Was The Last Song I’d Heard Last Night…

…But…

…It’s Much MUCH More Special Than Just THAT.

I’ve Made The Comment To Friends AND Family…

…Since 1998…

…About How THIS Individual Song…

“INSIDE OUT”

By

EVE 6

…Saved My Life In 1998.

And…

…Just To Be Clear…

…I DO Promise Y’all…

…It Honestly DID.

“INSIDE OUT”

…Was Released…

…THE SAME WEEK…

…I Went To BOOTCAMP.

And…

…It Just So Happens…

“INSIDE OUT”

…Was THE LAST SONG I Heard…

…Before I Exited That Damned Bus…

…And Truly Began…

…My REAL Military Experience.

I Sincerely THOUGHT I Was Ready.

I Just Never Really Imagined It Would Be Like That.

And One Of THE WORST WORST Parts Of Bootcamp…

…Was A TOTAL LACK Of MUSIC!!!

So…

…For That FIRST MONTH Of Bootcamp…

…MY MUSIC…

…Was SolelyΒ Inside…

…MY HEAD.

You Can’t Take Letters From Family And Friends To Read At Anytime.

They’re An Extra Bonus, But They Don’t Go With You Everywhere During Your Day.

So…

…I Listened To The Music Inside Me.

I Must Have Played…

“INSIDE OUT”

…On My “Internal Playlist”…

…Many THOUSANDS Of Times.

BUT…

…It DID Keep Me As Sane As Possible.

Music Has An AMAZING Ability To Calm The Mind…

…And…

EVE 6’s “INSIDE OUT”

…Was MY Mental Savior.

And It’s A Rather Nifty Song.

Kudos Kudos, EVE 6!

AND THANK YOU!!!