A Song To Make ANYONE Smile: “STAND” by R.E.M. (1988)

“…Your Feet Are Going To Be On The Ground

Your Head Is There To Move You Around

If Wishes Were Trees

The Trees Would Be Falling

Listen To Reason

Season Is Calling…”

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STANDIs My Favorite Track From The Classic 1988 AlbumGREENBy R.E.M. !!!

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“…STAND In The Place Where You Live

Now Face North

Think About Direction

Wonder Why You Haven’t Before

Now STAND In The Place Where You Work

Now Face West

Think About The Place Where You Live

Wonder Why You Haven’t Before. …”

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I Awoke In An Oddly Good Mood This Morning.

Trust Me, My Peep…

…That Ain’t Easy When You Wake-Up At 4AM’ish For No Good Reason.

I Saw No Reason To Waste Said Good Mood…

…And So…

…Here I Am…

…Writing About It To All Y’all.

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Yesterday…

…My Nephew Left Us To Go Back To His Other Home In Washington State.

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His Mother Moved Out There A Couple Years Back…

…And Now We Take Turns Spending Time With Him Every Couple Of Months.

It Is NOT An Ideal Situation…

…But It’s One We Are Forced To Accept.

He Stayed Here For Over A Month…

…And That Was An Exceptional Visit, Fo SHO.

He’s Rather Remarkable.

His Intelligence Is Almost Mind-Boggling.

He Never Fails To Make Me Smile.

I’ll Make A Comment…

…And He’ll Reply To It With A Sigh…

…As Though I’m Being Ignorant Over Whatever It Is…

…And He’ll Proceed To Explain It.

His Explanations Are Always Well Thought-Out…

…And He Uses Words That Most Kids His Age Have Never Heard Before…

…Let Alone Understand How To Use Them In Conversation.

I’ve NEVER Talked To Him Like He Were A Child.

From The Beginning…

…I’ve Talked To Him As I Would To Any Adult…

…And It’s Paid-Off In An Exceptional Way.

He’s A Regular Cracker-Jack.

You Can’t Help But Love The Kid…

…Partly Because He’s Only A Kid Physically.

Mentally…

…He’s An “Old-Soul” As They Say.

Like He’s Already Been Through Life Once Before.

I’m Very Proud To Be His Uncle, That’s A BIG FO SHO.

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So…

Yesterday Was A Total Bummer.

I So Hate It When He Leaves.

BUT…

…That’s Just Life For Us.

You Get Used To It…

…Not Because You WANT To…

…But Because You HAVE To.

.Period.

So WHY Did I Wake-Up In A Good Mood?!

Because Of THIS SONG…

STAND

by R.E.M.

…That’s WHY!!

I Was Listening To Some Of My Favorite Jams Before Hitting The Sack, Last Night.

Some…

RADIOHEAD

…Some…

TALKING HEADS

…Some…

DEPECHE MODE

…Some…

PLACEBO

…Some…

TRAVELING WILBURYS

…And…

…Of Course…

…Some…

R.E.M.

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When I Awoke At 4AM’ish…

…I Realized I’d Fallen Asleep With My Ear-Phones In…

…And My Music Set To “SHUFFLE-REPEAT”!!!

It Was Cycling Through My Little Collection Of…

R.E.M.

…And THIS SONG Was THE SONG Playing.

Honestly, My Peeps, It’s Hard Not To LOVE It.

STAND

…Has Always Been A Personal Favorite.

.Period.

It Takes Me Back To A Very Happy Time In Life.

It Reminds Me Of Being A Kid.

It Also Reminds Me Of The CHRIS ELLIOT TV Series…

GET A LIFE

…Which Has Always Managed To Crack-Me-Up Something Fierce!

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STAND

…Is Just One Of Those Songs That Never Fails To Make Me Smile.

It Always Has.

It (likely) Always Will.

Sooo…

…Even Though Yesterday Blew Chunks HARD…

…I Awoke Today Feeling Alright.

And I Owe It All To…

R.E.M.

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How Many Of Y’all Can Make A Claim Like THAT?!

I’ll Bet There’s At Least A Few Of You.

You Know You’re Out There.

You Know How Powerful Music Can Be.

Great Songs NEVER Get Old…

…And That’s One Of The Joys Of Life.

When Things Suck-Ass…

…There’s (almost) Always Somewhere To Go To Help You Turn-It-’round.

For Me…

…This Time ’round…

…It Was This Song.

Hell…

…I Ain’t Gonna Knock-It.

Would You?!

OF COURSE YOU WOULDN’T!!

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11 Tunes For The Morning Stroll: A Collection Of Fave-Faves!

So…

…It Was Already Freakin’ HOT Outside!

So I Decided To Beat The Heat With Some Cool Cool Classic Jams!!!

Needless To Say…

…By The End Of My Little Jaunt About Town…

…I Was Sweatin’ Like Crazy!

BUT…

…That’s Part Of The Whole “Exercise Experience” As I’m Sure You’re Already Aware.

If You Ain’t Sweatin’…

…You Ain’t Doin’ It Right!!!

Sooo…

…Here Are 11 Of My Favorite Jams From This Morning’s Walk-About!!!

Are We All Ready For This?!?

GREAT!!!

MEEE TOOO!!!

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(#11)

LA BAMBA

The LOS LOBOS Version

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(#10)

HAND IN MY POCKET

by ALANIS MORISSETTE

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(#9)

CHARMLESS MAN

by BLUR

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(#8)

SOUL TO SQUEEZE

by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

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(#7)

MY NAME IS MUD

by PRIMUS

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(#6)

DON’T ASK ME WHY

by BILLY JOEL

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(#5)

WALK OF LIFE

by DIRE STRAITS

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(#4)

GIRLS & BOYS

by BLUR

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(#3)

WHO CAN IT BE NOW?

by MEN AT WORK

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(#2)

TWO PRINCES

by SPIN DOCTORS

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(#1)

STAND

by R.E.M.

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Yeah…

…So…

…As You Can Gather…

…My Walk This Morning Was EXCEPTIONAL!!!

It Felt Great To Get Out-&-About And Bebop Around Town, Fo SHO!!!

The Music Was So Good I Did My Usual 45min. Stroll In About 30min.

I Was Hoofing It!!!

I Did Make A Couple Goofs Along The Way, Though…

…Stepping Off The Curb And Not Having My Right Foot Planted Quite Right.

So I Did Yelp Aloud In Pain Because Of This Damned Broken Toe.

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But That Was Really The Only Major Issue.

After Doing It A Second Time, However, I Decided To Call It A Walk And I Cruised On Back Home.

And Now…

…Here I Am…

…Bloggin’ About It With Y’all.

Friday Rolls Onward, My Peeps.

Let’s Hope It’s A Good One.

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

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