A 12-Song Music Mix I’ve Been Using For Mental / Physical / Emotional Time-Outs

If I Learned Anything From My Upbringing, It’s That Time-Outs Are Essential To Life At Times.

When The Things You’re Doing, Working-On, Etc Etc, Are Getting Tooo Personally Pressing, Or Possibly Worse, It’s Time For A Time-Out.

For ME…

…Time-Outs Were Originally Used As A Punishment.

Being ADHD Out-The-Ass…

…I Found Them Excruciating.

Sit Down.

Be Quiet.

No Doing Nothing.

No TV.

No Music.

No Video Games.

No Books.

No Nothing.

Just Sit There.

They Never Lasted Longer Than 15-Minutes, But Those Were The Worst 15-Minutes In History Each And Every Time They Were Experienced.

Now, However, They Are An Essential Tool In Learning Something…

…Anything.

At Least, Anything Deemed Important Enough To Truly Truly Remember Remember.

Period.

Now My Time-Outs Include Music.

With That One Little Tweak, I Totally Revolutionized The Whole Concept Of Personal Time-Outs For ME/MYSELF.

So, Here’s My Current Time-Out Music Mix.

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((#1))

DANGEROUS

Personal Jesus and Dangerous Single Edition (via Amazon.com)

by DEPECHE MODE

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((#2))

A KIND OF MAGIC

Queen_A_Kind_Of_Magic_(song) (via Wikipedia)

by QUEEN

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((#3))

WHERE IT’S AT

Beck - Odelay (via Wikipedia)

by BECK

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((#4))

BATTLE FOR THE SUN

Battlecover (via Wikipedia)

by PLACEBO

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THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD

fogerty-centerfield (via retro-cafe.com)

by JOHN FOGERTY

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((#6))

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE WITH YOU

Stealersalbum (via Wikipedia)

by STEALERS WHEEL

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WHO CAN IT BE NOW?

Men At Work - Business As Usual (1981) (via Amazon.com)

by MEN AT WORK

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((#8))

TANGO IN THE NIGHT

Fleetwood_Mac_-_Tango_in_the_Night (via Wikipedia)

by FLEETWOOD MAC

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((#9))

THUNDERSTRUCK

Razorsedge (via Wikipedia)

by AC/DC

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((#10))

YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN’

Judas_Priest_SforV (via Wikipedia)

by JUDAS PRIEST

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((#11))

RUNNING SCARED

The Essential ROY ORBISON (via Amazon.com)

by ROY ORBISON

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((#12))

WHEN THE BODY SPEAKS

Exciter (album) (via Wikipedia)

by DEPECHE MODE

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So What Do You Think, My Peeps?!

Would That Mix Relax You And Put A Smile On Your Face?

It Mainly Works For Me, Which Is Generally Good Enough.

Music DOES Save Lives.

Period.

Always Has.

Always Will.

At Least, I Would HOPE So.

Wouldn’t You?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!

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My Morning Mixes: Well, Well, Well!

Hey, Kids, Good Morning.

Well…

…It’s Been A While Since I’ve Done One Of These…

…But This Morning’s Walk Simply Felt Amazing…

(regardless of the light-misty-rainy conditions)

…And I Have My Rockin’ Jams To Thank For It!

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I Kicked-Off My Walk This Morning With The Song…

WELL, WELL

by BETH HART And JOE BONAMASSA

…As It’s A Truly Wonderful Jam…

…And It Really Gets Me Going.

It Really REALLY Was The Perfect Song To Get The Morning Rollin’!

Her Voice And His Guitar Are A Match Made In Music Heaven, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

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Up Next…

…Thanks To Mr. MP3Player, And His Wonderful “Shuffle” Button, Was…

A VIEW TO A KILL

by DURAN DURAN

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I’ve Said It Before And I’ll Say It Again…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…Remains My Favorite JAMES BOND Theme Song EVER.

Period.

I Know What I Like.

I Know What I Love.

And I Love Me Some…

A VIEW TO A KILL

…And Some…

DURAN DURAN

!!!!!!!

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Following That One Was…

EVERY YOU EVERY ME

by PLACEBO

…Which Is Just A Totally Fun Jam From One Of My Favorite Bands!

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Next Up Was The Classic Favorite…

CRADLE OF LOVE

by BILLY IDOL

Nothin’ But The Best Around Here, Eh?!

Eh, Indeed!!

(teehehe)

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So…

…What Do You Think Came-Up Next?!

Well…

…If You Said…

BLONDIE

…And Their Rockin’ Jam…

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

…You’d Be VERY Correct!!!

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Mr. MP3Player Was Really Cranking-Out Some Major Tunage This Morning, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

It’s Been A Long Time Since I’d Listened To A Few Of These Personal Faves.

I Do So LOVE The “Shuffle” Button On This Thing.

I Get A Motley Mix Of Music That’s Better Than Any Mixed Tape Or CD One Could Create.

Period.

Next…

…He Kicked It Down A Notch With…

ONLY THE LONELY

by ROY ORBISON

…Which Is One I’ve Already Blogged About, I Love It So Much.

ROY ORBISON

…Is Hard To Top, That’s Fo SHO.

He’s My Favorite Favorite Solo-Artist Of ALL TIME.

Period Period.

His Music Sincerely Speaks To Me.

I Love His Voice.

I Love His Lyrics.

I Love Everything About His Music.

So This One Was A Totally Great Choice By The Player!!!

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For The Next Song, I Took Control.

I’d Really Been Wanting To Hear Some…

BILLY JOEL

…So I Thumbed Through My Tunes Until I Settled On…

KEEPING THE FAITH

…Which Just Felt Right.

It’s Very Middle-Of-The-Road In Regard To Its Pace And Rhythm.

Something I Could Just Cruise To For A Few Minutes.

It Really Was An Excellent Choice For What I Was Wanting To Do.

(pats self on the back)

GO ME!!!

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Following Mr. JOEL, I Popped The “Shuffle” Button Again, And Mr. MP3Player Tossed-Out…

MYSTIFY

by INXS

…At Me, And I Was Hoofin’ It Once Again!

MYSTIFY

…Is Arguably The Best Jam By…

INXS

…Or At Least, To Me It Is.

If It’s Not The Best…

…I’d Still Call It My Favorite.

Such A Classic Jam, Fo SHO!

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I Decided To Cut My Wheels And Head On Home, At This Point.

I Knew I Had Time For At Least Two More Songs…

…And My Player Was Only Too Happy To Oblige.

He Went With…

THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD

by JOHN FOGERTY

…Which Is An Excellent Choice For Walking Purposes.

It’s Got A Wonderful Beat That You Can Step To.

It’s One Of Those Songs That Make Walking A Pleasure.

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For My Final Jam, I Selected It Myself.

I’d Been In The Mood To Hear It All Morning…

…And I KNEW It Was The Perfect Jam To Finish-Up With.

What Was It, You Ask?!

Well…

…It Was…

STANDING OUTSIDE A BROKEN PHONE-BOOTH WITH MONEY IN MY HAND

by PRIMITIVE RADIO GODS

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

Now Tell Me That One’s Not The PERFECT JAM To Finish-Up With!

Go On…

…Tell Me!

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A Totally Wonderful Song To Cool Down With, My Peeps, Fo Flippin’ SHO!!!

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And That’s It, My Peeps.

T’Was A Great Walk.

As I Said, It Felt Amazing.

I Needed It Bad.

Always Helps To Clear The Mind A Bit.

Sometimes, That’s All Anyone Really Needs.

A Good Walk…

…With Some Great Tunes.

Sounds Like The Perfect Way To Spend A Morning, Doesn’t It!?

DOESN’T IT!?!

SURE IT DOES!!!

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When Does Unlucky #13 Become Lucky? When It’s The Number Of Songs On Your Playlist!!!

Alright, My Peeps.

I Just Got Home From My Morning Walk-About…

…And By Golly Jeez Am I SWEATING!

It’s Not So Much The Heat…

…It’s The Humidity.

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(hehehehehe)

BUT…

…It Really Felt Great To Stretch The Ole Legs And Listen To Some Quality Jams.

This Morning…

…There Were 13 Songs That Ended-Up Being Played…

…With Some Of Said 13 Being Played Twice.

I Began, As Usual, With Something To Get Me Going Right Away.

The First Song Was…

LOVE SHACK

by THE B-52’s

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That Put A Little Spring Into My Step, And I Was Off!!!

Next Up Was…

PEGGY SUE

by BUDDY HOLLY

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…And Then I Went Right Into…

HEY TONIGHT

by CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

!!! !!! !!!

I Followed Those Fun Selections With…

BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE (Live)”

by TALKING HEADS

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…And…

IT’S CALLED A HEART

by DEPECHE MODE

!!! !!! !!!

I Decided To Stick With…

DEPECHE MODE

…And Popped On…

RUSH

!!! !!! !!!

JOHN FOGERTY

…Was Up Next With His Classic…

CENTERFIELD

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Then I Did A Double Shot Of…

PLACEBO

…With…

SECOND SIGHT

…And My Fave-Fave Song By Them…

NANCY BOY

!!! !!! !!!

PRIMUS

…Was Up Next With…

SHAKE HANDS WITH BEEF

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And Then It Was On To…

IN THE SUMMERTIME

by MUNGO JERRY

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I Slowed It Up A Bit Then With…

DON’T LET ME SLIDE

by TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND

!!! !!! !!!

Finally…

…To Finish Off My Aimless Wandering…

…I Kicked It In The Teeth And Popped On…

GET BACK

by THE BEATLES

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Needless To Say, My Peeps…

…This Morning’s Walk Was EXCEPTIONAL!

I Covered A Lot Of Ground.

I Made Good Time.

I Sweated My Ass Off.

I Listened To Some Great GREAT JAMS!

So What More Could I Have Asked/Hoped For?!?

CORRECT, My Peeps!

I Couldn’t Have Really Asked/Hoped For Much More Of Anything.

This Monday Is Beginning Pretty Well, Fo SHO!

How’z ’bout YOUR Monday, My Peeps?!?

Is It Shaping Up To Be A Fine Navy Day?!?

Or…

…Is It Shaping Up To Be Like Most Every Other Monday?

I Suppose WE SHALL SEE, As They Say.

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Went For A Walk… Jammed To Some Tunage… Here Are MY Top 13 Songs On My Playlist For Today…

…And They Are In NO Real Order.

I Love All These Songs.

They Make Going For A Walk Fun.

Plus No One Was Awake At That Time.

Ya Know, Non One To Hassle Me.

Few People Out And About At 7am Around Here.

Just The “Goin’ To Work Crowd.”

So…

…My 13 Cherry-Picked Β Walkin’ Tunes Today Were…

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#1

Hi Hi Hi

By

PAUL McCARTNEY And WINGS

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#2

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD

By

DEPECHE MODE

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#3

THE OLD MAN DOWN THE ROAD

By

JOHN FORGERTY

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#4

NEW YORK GROVE

By

ACE FREALEY And KISS

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#5

HEART BREAK RADIO

By

ROY ORBISON

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#6

SOMEDAY NEVER COMES

By

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

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#7

ANOTHER WAY TO DIE

By

JACK WHITE and ALICIA KEYS

#8

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PICTURES OF YOU

By

THE CURE

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#9

THE ANTI-POP

By

PRIMUS

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#10

“(NOTHING BUT) FLOWERS

By

TALKING HEADS

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#11

JOLENE

By

DOLLY PARTON

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#12

NEUTRON DANCE

By

POINTER SISTERS

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#13

DOMINO

By

KISS

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And There You Have It.

I Was In A Jam-Type-Mood…

…So I Jammed.

That’ll Do, Eh?!?!?!

Eh, Indeed.

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