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, “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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“I Can’t… Wait A Day. I Don’t Care… What You Say. Oh Yeah… You Got To Pay… When You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay. …” — KISS (“Rock Bottom” (1975))

“…Sometimes…

…Late At Night…

…I Want…

…To Hold You Tight.

Oh No…

…You Got To Pay…

…Girl, You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay! …”

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“…ROCK BOTTOM… GIRL, YOU KNOW YOU OUGHTA TREAT ME GOOD. ROCK BOTTOM… OH, YOU NEVER TREAT ME LIKE YOU SHOULD. …”

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“…Hard Times…

…Got Me Down.

Good Times…

…Ain’t Around.

Now I…

…Got The Mind To Say…

…Girl, You Hit Rock Bottom And You’re There To Stay! …”

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EASILY And BY FAR…

“ROCK BOTTOM”

…Is My FAVE Of FAVES From The Band…

KISS

!!!

Sadly, I Know So Many People Who Only Know ONE Song By KISS.

And That Song, Of Course, Is…

“ROCK’N’ROLL ALL NITE”

Now, Don’t Get Me Wrong, My Peeps…

…I Have ALWAYS Enjoyed…

“ROCK’N’ROLL ALL NITE”

…Sure Sure.

But It Really IS NOT Their Best Work.

It’s Simply Their Most Popular Work.

So…

…Just To Give Y’all A Little Something Else To Think About…

…I’m Going To Hit Y’all With A “12-In-’12” List.

“My TOP 12 KISS Songs”

Perhaps Seeing The Names Of Them Will Spark Something Within’ You That Says…

“Hey, I Know That One!”

…Or…

“Hey, That One Sounds Cool!”

…Or Something Truly Neato Like That.

Are Ya Ready???

Then Let’s Do This!!!

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#12

“CHARISMA”

From The Album “DYNASTY” (1979)

-“Is It My Fortune, Or My Fame. Is It My Money, Or My Name. Is It My Personality, Or Just My Sexuality. Yeah, Yeah. What Is My Charisma. …”-

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#11

“SPIT”

From The Album “REVENGE” (1992)

-“I Got No Manners And I’m Not Too Clean, But I Know What I Like, If You Know What I Mean. What’ll People Say? Well Mister Can’t’Ya See? It Don’t Mean Spit To Me. …”-

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#10

“SHOUT IT OUT LOUD”

From The Album “DESTROYER”  (1976)

-“…It Doesn’t Matter What You Do Or Say, Just Forget The Things That You’ve Been Told. We Can’t Do It Any Other Way. Everybody’s Got To Rock And Roll, whoa, whoa ohhh… Shout It, Shout It, Shout It Out Loud! …-

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#9

“SHOCK ME”

From The Album “LOVE GUN” (1977)

-“…Don’t Pull The Plug On Me. No, No. Keep It In. And Keep Me High. Shock Me… Make Me Feel Better. Shock Me… Put On Your Black Leather…”-

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#8

“HARD LUCK WOMAN”

From The Album “ROCK AND ROLL OVER” (1976)

-“If Never I Met you, I’d Never Have Seen You cry. If Not For Our First “Hello” We’d Never Have To Say “Goodbye”. If Never I Held You, My Feelings Would Never Show. It’s Time I Start Walkin’, But There’s So Much You’ll Never Know. I Keep Telling You, Hard Luck Woman, You Ain’t A Hard Luck Woman…”-

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#7

“FOREVER”

From The Album “HOT IN THE SHADE” (1989)

-“…I Lived So Long Believin’ All Love Is Blind, But Everything About You Is Tellin’ Me This Time It’s Forever. This Time I Know And There’s No Doubt In My Mind. Forever. Until My Life Is Through, Girl I’ll Be Lovin’ You Forever…”-

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#6

“NOTHIN’ TO LOSE”

From The Album “KISS” (1974)

-“…So Now I’ve Got A Baby, And We’ve Tried Every Way. You Know She Wants To Do It, And She Does Anyway-ay-ay. But Baby, Please Don’t Refuse. You Know You Got Nothin’ To Lose… You Got Nothin’ To Lose…”-

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#5

“DOMINO”

From The Album “REVENGE” (1992)

-“…Never Had Confession. Never Had A Home. Never Had No Worry, Until I Met Domino. Ain’t The Virgin Mary. Love Her I Confess. Got My Hesitations, ‘Cause She Kisses Like The Kiss Of Death…”-

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#4

“COLD GIN”

From The Album “KISS” (1974)

-“My Heater’s Broke And I’m So Tired. I Need Some Fuel To Build A Fire. The Girl Next Door, Her Lights Are Out, Yeah. The Landlord’s Gone, I’m Down And Out. Ooh, It’s Cold Gin Time Again. You Know It’ll Always Win. Cold Gin Time Again. You Know It’s The Only Thing That Keeps Us Together. …”

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#3

“I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU”

From The Album “DYNASTY” (1979)

-“…And Tonight, I Wanna Lay It At Your Feet. ‘Cause Gir I Was Made For You. And Girl You Were Made For Me. I Was Made For Lovin’ You, Baby, You Were Made For Lovin’ Me. And I Can’t Get Enough Of You, Baby, Can You Get Enough Of Me? …”-

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#2

“LICK IT UP”

From The Album “LICK IT UP” (1983)

-“Don’t Wanna Wait ‘Til You Know Me Better. Let’s Just Be Glad For The Time Together. Life’s Such A Treat And It’s Time You Taste It. There Ain’t A Reason On Earth To Waste It. It Ain’t A Crime To Be Good To Yourself.  Lick It Up… Lick It Up… Oh Oh Oh…”-

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And, Of Course…

#1

“ROCK BOTTOM”

From The Album “DRESSED TO KILL” (1975)

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Now See, My Peeps, Wasn’t That FUN!?!?!

DAMN SKIPPY IT WAS!!!

I Hope It Helps.

And I Hope It Makes Ya Wanna Surf-About For Some New Tunes, Fo SHO!!!

😉

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