Multipurpose-Post: The State Of My Union, Part I

Good Morning, My Peeps.

How’s Things?

All Swell In Your Worlds?

Honestly, Things Have Been A Bit Odd Of Late Within My Own.

I’ve Been Going Through A Bout Of Some Pretty Extreme Personal-Depression That Has Been Sapping And Corking My Creative Juices.Β  It Happens To Us All At Some Point, Or At Least Happens To Those Of Us Intelligent Enough To Understand Our Own Situations.

My Life Situation Just Plainly Sucks.

Period.

I’m Trying To Take The High-Road. I’m Trying To Keep My Head Above The Water I Seem To Endlessly Be Treading. I’m Trying To Carry-On In The Only Way I Know How.

I Just Haven’t Felt Like Writing.

Not. At. All.

As I Said To Someone Earlier…

“…I pick-up my pen, I put it to the paper, but nothing comes out. I’ve just been so caught-up in personal emotional BS that everything else has taken a back seat, so to speak. I know I’ll find my voice again… …it’s just not at this moment.”

And Then It Happened, My Peeps.

I Awoke This Morning, And The First Thing I Wanted To Do Was Sit Down And Start Writing.

So, Here I Am. Writing To Y’all, Hoping Things Come-Out Right.

I Truly Have A Ton To Say, Yet Know I Can’t Say Most Of It.

Not Yet, Anyway.

Why?

Because, I Don’t Rightly Know How Some Things Are Going To Play-Out.

It’s Hard To Write About Something When All The Facts Aren’t In.

I Just Know I’m Unhappy.

Honestly, Truly Unhappy.

Not In Every Aspect Of My Life, But In Enough Of Them To Cause All Of This Mental/Emotional BS.

Life Continues To Throw Me Curveball After Curveball, And I’m Really Starting To Get Sick Of It.

Sadly, There’s Nothing I Can Do About That Other Than Continue To Take It All.

But, Changes Are Coming.

Things Are Happening.

While My Personal-Opinion Of Myself May Not Be Very High At The Moment, I’m Starting To Figure My Shit Out.

I’m On The Verge Of A Major Break-Out, Or So It Feels.

While Some Might Crack Under So Much Personal Pressure, I’m Fighting Back.

I’m Fighting Back Hard, My Peeps.

Life Is Giving Me Both Barrels, And I’m Doing Everything I Can To Give ‘Em Right Back.

What Else Can I/Could I Do, My Peeps?!

I’m Not Going To Lay Down And Die.

I’m Not Going To Let The World Rape Me, And Take Away What Little I Do Have.

I’m Not Going To Stop Fighting My Fight.

Period.

I Just Don’t Want Y’all To Worry About Me.

I Don’t Want Y’all To Waste Your Time And Energy On Something So Frivolous.

I’ll Get It All Worked-Out.

It’s Just Going To Take Some Time.

Lucky For Me, I Have All The Time In The World.

So, We Shall See How This All Pans-Out.

If You Wanna Cross Your Fingers For Me (you know, for good luck and such) Then You’re More Than Welcome To Do So.

Down, But Not Out.

That’s Me.

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The Other Purpose Of This Little Posting Is To Celebrate Something Very VERY Special.

I Just Reached Another Personal Milestone With This Little Blog.

Which Milestone Is That, You Ask?!?

1,000 FOLLOWERS!!!

That’s What!!!

Put THAT In Your Collective Pipe And Smoke It, My Peeps!!!

BAAM!!!

1,000 FOLLOWERS!!!

Seeing That Made Me Smile Like Nobody’s Business, Fo SHO!

I Always Kinda Figured I’d Make It To This Stage, Or At Least Did At One Point.

Then I Started Sloughing-Off.

Once That Happened, I Wasn’t Sure I’d Ever Make Here.

But YOU, My Peeps, YOU Kept Coming Back.

New People Kept Showing Up.

The Blog Perpetuated.

We’re Over 1,000 Strong, Now, Kiddies.

Isn’t That Just F-in’ A-MA-ZING?!?!

Good.

I Totally Agree.

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I’m Going To Leave You With The Song Of My Morning.

I Don’t Rightly Know How Relevant It Is To My Before Mentioned Topics, But It’s The Song I’m Addicted To, Today.

Ever Heard This One?

YOU GOT IT

by ROY ORBISON

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Great!!!

I Knew A Lot Of You Would Know It, And I Was Banking The Bulk Of You Would Enjoy It.

It’s One Of ROY ORBISON‘s More Peppy, Upbeat Numbers.

I Know, Most Of You Have Only Heard Me Play His Slower, Slightly More Depressing Tunes…

…But NOT Today.

I Do Sincerely Hope You Enjoy It, Kiddies.

And THANK YOU.

THANK YOU For Continuing To Support Me…

…To Support This Blog…

…To Give Me An Outlet Where I Can Honestly Get Something Back.

I Derive So Much Pleasure From Talking To Y’all, Reading Your Work, Exchanging Comments, Ideas, Etc Etc.

Honestly, I Love It.

Fo F-in’Β  SHO, My Peeps.

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It’s FRIDAY, Kiddies.

The Weekend Is Upon Us.

Let Us All Try To Make It A Good One.

I’m Going To Do My Very Best, And Trust Y’all Will Be Doing The Very Same.

Take Care, My Peeps.

Try To Be Good.

See Me Soon, And Talk To Me Sooner.

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“…God Have Mercy On The Man Who Doubts What He’s Sure Of.” –BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (from his “Brilliant Disguise” (1987))

"BRILLIANT DISGUISE" (1987) by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

BRILLIANT DISGUISE” (1987) by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

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Well, My Peeps…

…Bradley Was Taken-To-Task, Tonight.

He Was Coldly (yet thoughtfully) Reminded He’s Not Making The Progress He Should Be On His “Non-Blog” Creative-Writing Endeavors.

And Ya Know Something, Kiddies, He’s Very VERY Correct.

I’m Not Making The Progress I Should Be.

I’ve Let My Emotions Overload My Better Judgment…

…Again.

I’ve Spent Most Of My Time So Worried And Focused On Other Things I’ve Not Really Spent The Time I Should Be Spending On My More Pressing Projects.

In Short…

…I’ve Been SLACKING.

That’s The Only Way To Explain It.

I’ve. Been. SLACKING.

Period.

No One Will Ever Take Me Seriously Until I Have Something To Show For My Efforts.

Will They?

No.

Probably Not.

Until It’s A Reality, It’s Just A Dream.

Correct?

Correct.

So I’m Throwing Myself Into My Work, Again.

It Really Would Make Me Feel Like A Fraud If I Never Completed One Of These Stories.

I’ve Worked So Long, And So Hard On Them.

I Can’t Just Give-‘Em-Up.

I Can’t Just Walk-Away.

I Can’t Just Quit.

I’ve Done That With Nearly Everything I’ve Ever Set-Out-To-Do In My Whole Life.

Talk About A Tough Pill To Swallow.

Ignoring It Has Been Easy.

Realizing It?

Facing It?

Those Have Both Just Sucked Some Major Asshole.

Dealing With It?

I Am.

I So Am.

I Feel Like I’ve Been Wearing Different Masks For A Long Time.

Different Disguises.

I Know That’s Why This Song…

BRILLIANT DISGUISE

by BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

…Resonated With Me So Much, Tonight.

I’ve Been Hiding Because I Doubt Myself.

I Doubt Every Move I Make.

I Doubt Every Move I Don’t Make.

I Doubt Every Thought…

…Every Memory…

…Every Known-Fact…

…Every Unknown-Fact.

Doubt…Doubt…Doubt.

For A Man With A Memory As Acute As Mine…

…That’s A Helluva Lot Of Doubts.

I Used To Be So Sure.

Sure Of Every Action.

Sure Of Every Inaction.

Sure That What I Was Doing Was How I Should Be Doing It.

Sure Of This.

Sure Of That.

Sure…Sure…Sure.

I’m Not Sure When The Doubts Set In.

I Am Sure There Has To Have Been An Event.

There Has To Be A Trigger.

Like Anything Else…

…There Is Cause And Effect.

“A” Happens, And Thus “B” Happens.

That Might Be Oversimplifying It, But It Works.

It Does What I Need It To Do.

I Was A Man Who Was Sure Of Everything.

And Became A Man Who Is Sure Of Nothing.

Something Happened Along The Way.

Some Moment.

Some Event.

Some Trigger.

Am I Right About This?

I Am…Right???

This Final Line Of The Song Is What Really Got Me:

-“…God Have Mercy On The Man Who Doubts What He’s Sure Of.“-

I May Not Be A Man Of Faith, But I Can Totally Identify With What’s Being Said.

I Was Sure Of What I Wanted.

I Was Sure Of How To Get It.

I Was Sure Of How It Was Going To Go Down.

I Was Sure Of Myself.

Then, I Stumbled.

Somewhere Along The Way, I Stumbled.

Time To Pull-Up The Ole Bootstraps And Carry-On, Eh?!

Eh, Indeed!!

I Know How To Write.

I Know I Know How To Write.

So Why The Hell Haven’t I Been Writing?

Like My Friend Told Me…

…My Blog IS A HOBBY.

It IS NOT A PROFESSION.

Somewhere Along The Way I Forgot That Little Fact, Also.

I Love My Blog.

I Have Fun With My Blog.

It Brings Me Joy.

But, In The End, It Really Is Just A Hobby…

…Isn’t It?

Accordingly, I Must Treat It As Such.

Something To Tinker With When The Real Work Has Ceased For The Day.

Right?!

RIGHT!!

Midnight Is Drawing Near.

I Suppose I’ve Said What Needed To Be Said.

I’m Grateful To My Friend For Having The Balls To Just Break-It-Down For Me Like That.

The Best Way To Thank Him, However, Would Be To Excel.

I’m NOT SURE I Can.

I AM SURE I Can Try Try TRY.

Rest Easy, My Peeps.

Friday Is Here.

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Of All The Songs To Get Stuck In My Head: “YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN (SECOND WIND)” (1985) By BILLY JOEL

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“…Just Like A Boxer In A Title-Fight

You’ve Got To Walk In That Ring Alone

You’re Not The Only One Who’s Made Mistakes

But They’re The Only Things That You Can Truly Call Your Own…”

“…Don’t Forget Your Second Wind

Wait In The Corner

Until Our Breeze Blows In…”

“…You’ve Been Keeping To Yourself These Days

‘Cause You’re Thinking Everything’s Gone Wrong

Sometimes You Just Want To Lay Down And Die

That Emotion Can Be So Strong

But Hold On

‘Til That Ole Second Wind Comes Along. …”

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Alright…

…Sheesh…

…What A Way To Begin The Day, Eh?!

Agreed.

I Don’t Know Why I Awoke In The Mood For The Musical Stylings Of…

BILLY JOEL

…But Sure Enough, I Did.

I Couldn’t Help It.

I Needed Something Upbeat…

…But With Lyrics That Were Meaningful.

When In Doubt, My Peeps…

JOEL-IT!

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He’s Always Got That Loving Combination Of Quality Beats/Rhythms AND Lyrics That Hold Special Meaning For Those Listening To Him.

BILLY JOEL

…Always Manages To Leave Me In A Better Mood Than When He Found Me, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

Sometimes, I Know Exactly Why…

…While At Other Times, I Honestly Have No Clue As To Why I’m In A Better Mood Following A Couple Of His Jammin’ Tunes, Such As…

YOU’RE ONLY HUMAN (SECOND WIND)”

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I Suppose It’s All Just Linked To My Childhood.

BILLY JOEL

…Was A Constant Fixture Around My Home.

My Mother LOVED Him.

And That May Be An Understatement.

We Had His Music-Video Collection On The Ole VHS.

We Had The Bulk Of His Albums On The Ole CASSETTES.

He Was With Us At Home.

He Was With Us In The Car.

He Was With Us When We Went To Someone Else’s Home.

You Name It…

BILLY JOEL

…Was There.

Period.

Now…

…At 30’ish’ish Years Of Age…

…I Still Can’t Get Away From The Guy.

I Have His Greatest Hits Both On The CD And On My MP3Player.

Whenever I Need A Fix…

…There He Is.

Ready.

Willing.

Able.

Just Kickin’-It-Back…

…Waiting For The Time When His Services Are Called To Attention.

And This Morning…

…I Needed Him.

I Awoke Kinda Pissy.

I Went To Bed Super Early, As I Did Not Feel Good.

I Missed A Few Texts And Phone-Calls.

Things I’d Been Waiting On Most Of The Day.

That’s Always Kinda Upsetting.

Nothing I Can Do About It…

…But Still Upsetting.

SO…

…I Sincerely Needed A Pick-Me-Up.

BILLY JOEL

…In All His Wisdom…

…Swooped-In And Rescued Me!

Kudos, Man.

Kudos, Indeed.

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It’s Now FRIDAY, My Peeps!

The Weekend Is Upon Us!

So Let’s Get This Day Out Of The Way So We Can Kick-It-Back And Enjoy It, Hey Hey!

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Y’all Please Take Care Of Yourselves.

If Not For You…

…Do It For Me.

Someone’s Gotta Have A Damned Decent Day…

…And It Might As Well Be YOU!!!

I’ll Be Right Here The Bulk Of The Day…

…And I’ll Try To Keep Y’all Occupied As Best As I Can.

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A Song (For FRIDAY) To Make ANYONE Smile: “GIRLS & BOYS” by BLUR (1994)

Streets Like A Jungle

So Call The Police

Following The Herd

Down To Greece

On Holiday

Love In The ’90s

Is Paranoid

On Sunny Beaches

Take Your Chances…”

The Single Album Release OfGIRLS & BOYSBy The Brit-Pop-Band BLUR !!!

“…Looking For

Girls Who Want Boys

Who Like Boys To Be Girls

Who Do Boys Like They’re Girls

Who Do Girls Like They’re Boys

Always Should Be Someone You Really Love. …”

GIRLS & BOYSIs Off OfΒ  BLURs1994 AlbumPARKLIFE !!!

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So, My Peeps…

…DID IT WORK?!

Are Y’all SMILING?!

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GREAT!!!

MEEE TOOO!!!

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When In Need Of A Quick, Musically Prompted Smile…

…One Can Always Turn To Some Fun Tunage From…

BLUR

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I First Started Listening To BLUR While In High-School…

…And This Song…

GIRLS & BOYS

…Was The BLUR Jam That Popped My Proverbial “BLURCherry“!!!

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What?!

It Was!!

FER REALZ, My Peeps!!!

FER REALZ, Indeed!!!

Don’t Believe Me?!

ASK MY PARENTS!!

I Don’t Know Which Of The Two Of Them Began To HATE This Song More…

…My Mother…

…Or…

…My Father.

Let’s Just Say They BOTH Grew To Hate It.

What Can I Say, I Played It A LOT.

Like…

…A LOT A LOT.

In Fact…

…The ONLY Song They Grew To Hate MORE Than This One Was…

MANDY

by BARRY MANILOW

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(*hahahahahahaha*)

Yeah…

…I Know, My Peeps.

Trust Me…

…I Know.

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I Still Swear I Had No Freakin’ Clue About The Whole “Gay” Thing.

However…

…Hindsight Being 20/20 And All…

…I Really REALLY Should Have Known Something Was Up When I Started Listening To BARRY MANILOW Music AND Enjoying It!

Sheesh.

What Can I Say, My Peeps…

…I Don’t Take Hints Very Well.

My Bad.

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ANYWAY…

…Moving On, Moving On…

…It’s FRIDAY Again, Kiddies!

That’s A Great Thing, Fo SHO!

I’m VERY SURE The Bulk Of You Would Agree With That Sentiment.

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Honestly…

…There’s Not Much Music Out There That Can Bring A Smile To The Face Like A Quirky, Perky Little Number From…

BLUR

…And That’s The Truth!

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GIRLS & BOYS

…Is EASILY The One BLUR Jam I’ve Listened To The Most Times.

And While Their Little Tune…

COFFEE & TV

…Is My Fave-Fave-Favorite…

…I Still Get A Case Of The Grins And Smiles When I Pop-On…

GIRLS & BOYS

Period.

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See!

I Simply CANNOT Help Myself!

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Look!

There I Go AGAIN!

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AHHH!

And ANOTHER!!!

Sheesh, My Peeps.

I’m Gonna Be All Smiled Out Come 6AM!

(*hehehehehehehe*)

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Alright, Kids…

…I’m Gonna Leave You Be For Now.

I Do Hope This Little Bloggin’ing Entry Did Indeed Make Y’all Smile.

I Know It Did ME.

And I’m Generally My Harshest Critic.

The Power Of…

BLUR

…Strikes AGAIN!!!

(*MMMUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!*)

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Try To Enjoy Your Day, My Peeps.

I’ll Be Right Here If You Need Me…

Fo Flippidy Flippin’ SHO!!!

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The Musical Highlight Of My Walk-About: “MERCY IN YOU” by DEPECHE MODE (1993)

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You Know What I Need

When My Heart Bleeds

I Suffer From Greed

A Longing To Feed

On The MERCY IN YOU…”

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I Was Actually Listening To The LIVE-Version OfMERCY IN YOUFrom The 1993 AlbumSONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTION (LIVE)” By DEPECHE MODE !!!

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“…I Can’t Conceal

The Way I’m Healed

The Pleasure I Feel

When I Have To Deal

With The MERCY IN YOU…”

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DEPECHE MODE‘s StudioVersion OfMERCY IN YOU Is Also Rather Exceptional, But I Don’t Love It Quite As Much As The LIVE-Version. Still, The AlbumSONGS OF FAITH AND DEVOTIONRemains A Personal Fave-Fave !!!

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“…I Would Do It All Again

Lose My Way And Fall Again

Just So I Could Call Again

On The MERCY IN YOU. …”

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Well, My Peeps…

…I Had The Ole MP3Player Churning-Out A Random Mix Of My Favorites When It Popped Onto This Little Number…

MERCY IN YOU

by DEPECHE MODE

…And I Noticed An Almost Immediate Change.

I Had Been Lolly-Gaggin’ About.

Just A Cruise-Mode Of A Walk.

Just A Quick Stretch Of The Legs, Ya Know?!

But Then…

MERCY IN YOU

…Started Playing.

And I Suppose You Could Say I Got A Little Into It.

All Of A Sudden, I Started Picking-Up-The-Pace.

MERCY IN YOU

…Is One Of My Favorite Jams…

…Yes…

…But It’s One I Hadn’t Heard In A Long While.

I Suppose My Player Had Been Holding Back With It.

Just Waiting Waiting Waiting For The Moment To Whip-It-Out-There.

Today, Said Moment Arrived.

Very Cool Beans, My Peeps.

I Don’t Know Why It Kicked Me Into A Higher Gear…

…But It Did.

And I Ain’t Gonna Scoff At That.

I’ll Take Motivation Any Way I Can Get It.

Today, It Was This Song.

Neato, Eh!?!

SURE IS!!!

MERCY IN YOU

…Is A Rather Catchy Little Number, Fo SHO.

I Ended-Up Listening To It THREE (3) TIMES During My Walk-About.

Why Not, Eh!?!

Why Not, Indeed!!!

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Hope Y’all Are Having A Decent Day.

It’s FRIDAY, So That’s VERY Neato!!!

I’m Sure Y’all Are Ready For The Weekend.

Well…

…Those Of You Who Aren’t Working, That Is.

But I Will Be.

I’ll Be Right Here.

Plugging Away.

Doin’ My Thang.

Aren’t You Just Lucky!?!

YOU BETCHA!!!

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Late Nights And Early Mornings Just Don’t Jive. It’s My Life In A Nutshell.

Well Kids, Here I Am.

It’s Just After 5AM…

…And I’m Already Wide Awake.

I Didn’t Get To Sleep Until Well After 1AM, So I Haven’t The Foggiest As To WHY On Hell’s Half-Acre I’m Wide Awake.

I Have A Lot On My Mind, Yes…

…But Still.

None Of It Is Important Enough To Keep Me Awake…

…So I Am Simply At A Loss For My Lack Of Quality Rest, Today.

I Stayed-Up Last Night…

…Reading Reading Reading…

…Trying To Force Myself Into Being As Tired As I Possibly Could.

I Think All That Did Was Make My Eyes Sore And Bleary.

I Was Reading Some…

HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

…And I Ran Across A Quote That Seriously Could’ve Been Written Specifically For Me.

"IT TAKES LESS TIME TO DO A THING RIGHT THAN IT DOES TO EXPLAIN WHY YOU DID IT WRONG."

Oh, How True That Is.

My Peeps…

…I Freely Admit…

…I Am Simply Under-Skilled.

As A Writer, I Do Succeed At Times.

But With Most Other Things In Life…

…Essential Or Non-Essential…

…I’m Still More Likely To Screw-It-Up Than The Next Guy.

Being Accident Prone…

…Being ADHD Out The Ass…

…And Being That Way My Entire Life…

…I Could Spin A Yarn A Light-Year Long About How Many Things I Funkyed-Up Over The Years.

I’m Totally NOT THE GUY You Want To Invite Over To Show Off Your New White Carpeting.

Nor Am I The Guy You Want Helping You Trim A Hedge.

Nor Fixing Your Computer.

Nor Washing Your Car.

Nor Walking Your Damned Dog.

Chances Are…

…If You’re A Betting Person…

…You Could Put All Your Money On…

"BRAD Will Screw This Up BAD."

It’s The Story Of My Life.

My Family And Friends Can Easily Attest To That Fact.

Need An Example?!

Have You Got A Lifetime To Spend On Listening?!

My Favorite Description Of My Work-Skills Comes From My Father.

His Favorite Thing To Say When I’m Working With Him On Something, Is…

"Watching You Work Is Like Watching A Monkey Try To Fuck A Football."

Yeah.

It Always Makes Me Laugh When I Hear It, Also.

He’s Not Being Mean When He Says That.

Honestly, He’s Just Being…

…Well…

…Honest.

Doing Something Correctly…

…For The Most Part…

…Is Beyond My Mental And/Or Physical Abilities.

Often Times I’m Forced Into Trying To Explain How/Why I Screwed Something Up.

Whether It Be To A Family Member…

…A Close Friend…

…Or Someone In An Authoritative Position…

…I’m Almost ALWAYS The One Trying To Explain Why Something Didn’t Go As Planned.

Period.

I Would LOVE To Be Able To Do Something Right.

I Would LOVE To Have The Attention-Span To Learn A New Skill.

I Would LOVE To Be Able To Go Somewhere And Do Something WITHOUT Having To Say…

"Well Shit, I Have No Idea How I Blew This One Out My Ass... ...But I Did."

It’s Funny How Something As Simple As A Line Of Text…

…Like That LONGFELLOW Quotation…

…Can Make The Mind Go All A Flutter.

And That Brings Me To Another Quote I’ve Happened-Upon Recently.

"A BELIEF IS NOT MERELY AN IDEA THE MIND POSSESSES, IT IS AN IDEA THAT POSSESSES THE MIND" --Robert Oxton Bolt

To Me…

…In The Context We’ve Been Discussing…

…Perhaps My “Lacking-In-Skills” Is All In My Head.

Perhaps I Could Do Some Of The Things I Generally Find Daunting And/Or Impossible.

It’s Simply That I Don’t Believe In Myself.

I Have This Belief Locked Into My Brain That I’m Useless In Most Situations.

That I Can’t Accomplish Something Because I’m More Apt To Screw-It-Up…

…So I Go Into Each Situation Not Thinking About Success.

I Go Into Them Thinking…

"Good God, How Am I Gonna Blow This One?!"

…When I Should Be Thinking…

"Alright, Let's Do This!"

It’s Something To Ponder, My Peeps, Fo SHO.

So…

…Even Though The Hour Is Early…

…I’ve Got To Try Try Try To Maintain A Positive Mental Outlook.

It’s Not Easy.

Especially When It’s Something One Is In No Way Used To.

But I Keep Trying, My Peeps.

I Try Very VERY Hard, Actually.

Let’s Hope It Helps.

Otherwise…

…I’ll Be Explaining To Someone How I Screwed This One Up, Also.

I HATE EXPLAINING MYSELF.

Hate It Hate It HATE IT.

Why?

Because I’m Not So Good At That, Either.

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It’s FRIDAY, Kiddies!

Let’s Get Through The Day WITHOUT Screwin-The-Pooch.

M’Kay?

M’KAY!!!

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No Sleep For The Wicked… …Or Was That Brooklyn?!

So Yeah, It’s Around 12:30AM …

…And I’m Still Up-&-About.

I Simply Can’t Get To Sleep.

I’m Exhausted.

It’s Been A Rather Long Day.

I Was Seen By My Doctor…

…And He Did Some Medication Shuffling.

More Of This.

Less Of This.

Etc Etc Etc

I’m Hoping It’ll Start Helping VERY SOON.

Like Very VERY Soon.

ANYWAY, My Peeps…

…It’s Now FRIDAY…

…So…

…I’m Going To Make Another Attempt At Sacking-Out, Now.

Wish Me Luck, My Peeps.

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And NO…

…Do NOT Wish Me Bad Luck.

I Have A Truck-Load Full As It Is.

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A Song To Make ANYONE Smile (for a while): “TUFF ENUFF” by THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS (1986)

I Would Walk Ten-Miles…

…On MyΒ Hands And Knees…

…Ain’t No Doubt About It, Baby…

…It’s You I Aim To Please…

…I’d Wrestle With A Lion…

…And A Grizzly Bear…

…It’s My Life, Baby…

…But I Don’t Care…

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TUFF ENUFFIs The Title Song For The 1986 AlbumTUFF ENUFFBy THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS !!!

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…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

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TUFF ENUFFWas Also The Lead Song For The 1986 Motion PictureTOUGH GUYSStarring BURT LANCASTER And KIRK DOUGLAS !!!

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…For You, Baby…

…I Would Swim The Sea…

…Nothing I’d Do For You…

…That’s Too Tuff For Me…

…I’d Put Out A Burning Building…

…With A Shovel And Dirt…

…And Not Even Worry About…

…Getting Hurt…

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TUFF ENUFF” IsΒ ALSO A Jam On The Motion Picture Soundtrack For The 1986 FlickGUNG HOStarring MICHAEL KEATON And Directed By RON HOWARD !!!

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…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

…Ain’t That TUFF ENUFF…

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So, Yeah, My Peeps…

…I’ve Had This Little Number Playing Off-&-On In My Brain The Past Week…

…And I Finally Decided To Do Something About It.

TUFF ENUFF

by THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS

…Is One Of THE Most Catchy Songs Ever Written And Performed In The Annals Of Human History.

And While That’s Not A Bad Thing…

…It’s Really Not A Great Thing, Either.

Listen To It Once, And You’re Mentally HOOKED.

One Word;

INFECTIOUS

.Period.

So…

…I’m Doing TWO Things, At The Moment.

One…

…I’m Bloggin’ To Y’all.

Two…

…I’m Listening To The Damned Song On My MP3Player.

That’s Right, Kids…

…I’m Driving Myself Mad With The Power Of Catchy ’80s Music.

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I Think We Could Officially Stamp This One…

"80s Music Overload (but in a good way)"

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Don’t Get Me Wrong…

…It’s A Great Song, Fo SHO.

I’ve Just Heard It So Many MANY Times This Past Week.

Why I Didn’t Decide To Blog About It Sooner, I Haven’t The Foggiest.

Perhaps Bloggin’bout It Will Finally End The Reign Of Repeat In My Brain?!

Good Lord I Hope So.

If It Works-Out That Way…

…GREAT!!!

If It Doesn’t Work Out That Way…

…Well PLUGH!!!

For My Own Safety…

…And Sanity…

…Whatever Sanity I Have Left…

…I Sincerely Hope It Works-Out.

TUFF ENUFF

…Should Come Equipped With A Warning Label.

It Should Say Something Like…

"Warning: This Is A Great Song From The 1980's That You'll Love Love LOVE... ...Until You've Heard It Tooo Damned Many Times... ...Then It Kinda Eats At You... ...Forever... ...And Ever... Until It Doesn't Anymore... ...And Then The Cycle Repeats... ...So Goes The World."

…Or Something To That Effect.

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Anyway, My Peeps…

…I Do Hope You’re Enjoying The Morning, Thus Far.

I’m Super Tired, But Can’t Get Any Sleepin’ Done.

Hence WHY I’m Up So Early, Bloggin’bout Stuff Wit Y’all.

Could Be Worse, Right?!

RIGHT!!!

Catch You Cats And Kittens Later!!!

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(Not So) Random (Blu-ray) Movie Mention: “Mary Shelley’s FRANKENSTEIN” (1994)

So, Yeah, Kiddies…

…The Title Of This Piece Really Says It All.

Today, I’m Going To Talk About A Flick…

…That’s A Personal Favorite.

By A Show Of Hands…

…How Many Of Y’all Have Seen..

MARY SHELLEY‘s

FRANKENSTEIN

(1994)

…Featuring…

KENNETH BRANAGH

(As "VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN" AND As The Director/Producer Of The Flick)

&

ROBERT De NIRO

(As "THE FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER" aka "THE CREATURE")

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Okay…

…Well…

…Not Many Of Y’all…

…But More Of Y’all Than I Expected.

So I’ll Take That As A Good Thing.

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KENNETH BRANAGH

…Does A Truly Wonderful Directing Job On This One.

The Story Is Much Truer To The Original “FRANKENSTEIN” Works…

…And This Version Is NOT For TheΒ Squeamish.

BRANAGH Totally Goes For Our Jugular In His Adaptation Of The Classic Story.

Blood.

Guts.

Sweat.

Tears.

More Blood And Guts.

Etc.

Etc.

KENNETH BRANAGH

…Likes To Keep This One Rolling…

…Hardly Giving The Audience A Chance To Breathe Before Something Else Crazy Happens That Leaves Us AllΒ Aghast!

But The Crown Jewel Of This Film…

…IS…

ROBERT De NIRO

…As…

THE CREATURE

.Period.

He’s Hideous.

He’s Mean.

He’s Tough.

And He’s Lonely.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It’s A Lethal Combination.

Eventually…

THE CREATURE

…Realizes He Will NEVER Be Accepted Into The Community, Or By The Human Race As A Whole.

That He Will Forever Be Looked Upon As The Horrid Creation He Is.

And Then…

…Of Course…

…He Sets Out On A Quest Of REVENGE Against…

DR. FRANKENSTEIN

…Along With His Family…

…Friends…

…Whatever…

…And By GollyΒ Jiminy Gee…

THE CREATURE

…Takes Them Out.

All Of Them.

He Doesn’t Discriminate.

Man.

Woman.

Doesn’t Matter.

For…

THE CREATURE

…In His Mind…

…He Is Extracting Proper JUSTICE…

…Against The Mad Doctor.

"WHAT'S GONNA HAPPEN?!"

…You Quickly Ask.

Well…

…I Ain’t Gonna Tell Ya.

There Shall Be NO Spilling Of The Proverbial Beans By Me.

You Just Have To Watch.

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I’m Now The Proud Owner Of This Flick In An AMAZING Blu-ray Format.

The Picture Quality Is WONDERFUL.

The Sounds Are So Very REAL.

The Transfer Into The Blu-ray Format Is Simply BREATHTAKING.

I’ve Loved This Flick For A Very VERY Long Time…

(or so it seems, though time is whizzing by so so fast)

…And I’m Very Proud To Have It In My Collection.

KENNETH BRANAGH

&

ROBERT De NIRO

…Totally Went For It With This One.

It’s Dark.

It’s Bloody.

It’s Dirty.

It’s Damned Near Insane.

BUT BUT BUT…

…It’s A Total Keeper Keeper, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

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I’m Not Saying All Of You Will Like This.

What I’m Saying Is…

…I REALLY LIKE IT…

…And Perhaps After Reading This, Some Of Y’all Will Wanna See It…

…Or See It Again.

I Consider This One A True-Blue FORGOTTEN CLASSIC.

And I’m Very Proud To Be Blogging About It With Y’all, Today.

MARY SHELLEY‘s

FRANKENSTEIN

…Is Dark And Brooding And Disgusting…

…And All At The Same Time.

Trust Me, Kiddies…

…It’s VERY WORTHY Of Your Viewership.

So Why Not Give It A Go?!

AND…

…If You Have Access To This One In The Blu-ray Format…

…By All Means….

…SNATCH THAT PUPPY UP!!!

It’s VERY Worth It.

Do You Trust Me?

I’m Pretty Sure Some Of Y’all Trust Me.

You Cats Will Hopefully All Get To Check This One Out.

It’s A “B-MOVIE”…

…Starring An EXCEPTIONAL CAST…

…Including…

TOM HULCE

&

HELENA BONHAM CARTER

&

AIDAN QUINN

&

IAN HOLM

…And Of Course…

JOHN CLEESE

…And It’s Directed By The Man Who Brought You…

HENRY V

(1989)

&

HAMLET

(1996)

&

THOR

(2011)

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It’s A Damn Fine Flick, My Peeps.

Check It Out When You Can.

For Now…

…I Shall Digress.

Please Have A Decent Day, Kiddies.

T’Is Friday!

The Work-Week Is Nearing Its Conclusion.

I’m Sure Everyone Is Ready For That.

You Cats Take It Easy, Ya Hear?

Good.

I’m Glad To Hear It.

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