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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“…You Took The Word… And Made It Heard… And Eased The People’s Pain… And For That…” –BEN FOLDS (“Not The Same” (2001))

…You Were Idolized…

…Immortalized…

…And You Were Not The Same After That. …

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NOT THE SAME” Is From BEN FOLDS‘ 2001 Album “ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS

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…Walking Tall…

…You’d Bought It All…

…And You Were Not The Same After That…

…’Till Someone Died…

…On The Water Slide…

…And You Were Not The Same After That. …

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BEN FOLDS

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…You See’em Drop Like Flies…

…From The Bright Sunny Skies…

…They Come Knockin’ At Your Door…

…With This Look In Their Eyes…

…You Got One Good Trick…

…And You’re Hangin’ On…

…You’re Hangin’ On…

…To It. …

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After Having Two Different Conversations In The Past Couple Days Concerning…

BEN FOLDS

…I Decided To Toss MY Favorite Song Of His Out To Y’all In The Bloggin’ing World.

BEN FOLDS

…Came To My Geographical Area Back In Early 2002.

He Was Promoting The Album…

ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS

…That He’d Released Back In September 2001.

I Actually Went On A Date To See Him Play LIVE!

And While The Relationship Didn’t Last Much Beyond That…

(Though We ARE Friends Again, Fo SHO)

…The Vivid Memory Of The Concert Remained.

He Did A Couple Songs From His Former Group…

BEN FOLDS FIVE

…But The Bulk Of The Songs He Played For Us That Night Were From This, His First Real Solo-Album.

I Happily Listened Closely To Each And Every Song.

I Was Supremely Impressed, To Say The Least.

And While The Title Song…

ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS

…Was Easily His Most Popular Number…

…MY Favorite Was…

NOT THE SAME

.Period.

To This Day…

…Listening To…

BEN FOLDS

…Always Puts A Smile On My Face.

I Was HOOKED After That Concert In 2002…

…But I Hadn’t Really Paid Him Much Mind Here In 2012.

I’m VERY VERY Glad I’m Doing So Again.

A Brilliant AND Talented Artist Whose Music Is Never Short In The Personal Smiles Department.

If You’ve Never Heard Him…

…Nor Heard Of Him…

…Or Whatever…

…The Album…

ROCKIN’ THE SUBURBS

…Is A GREAT Place To BEGIN!!!

Enjoy My Peeps!!!

Hope Y’all Have A Wonderful FRIDAY

…And An Even MORE Wonderful WEEKEND!!!

L8r, Gators!!!

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