The Song Stuck In My Head: “THE BENDS” by RADIOHEAD (1995)

Where Do We Go From Here?…

…The Words Are Coming Out All Weird…

…Where Are You Now, When I Need You?…

… … …

…Alone On An Airplane…

…Falling Asleep Against The Window Pane…

…My Blood Will Thicken…

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…I Need To Wash Myself Again…

…To Hide All The Dirt And Pain…

…’Cause I’d Be Scared…

…That There’s Nothing Underneath…

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…But Who Are My Real Friends?…

…Have They All Got THE BENDS?…

…Am I Really Sinking This Low? …

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During My Wednesday Walk-About…

…My MP3PLAYER Was (as it almost always is) Set To Shuffle The Stream Of Tunage It Was Spouting Forth Upon Me.

I Listened To Many MANY Great Jams…

…But This Song…

THE BENDS

…By The Band…

RADIOHEAD

…Went And Got Itself Stuck Within My Mind.

I’ve Been Humming It AND Singing It To Myself Ever Since.

It’s A Song I’ve Known Since My High School Days…

…And It’s Been Stuck In There Many Times Before.

However…

…Today I Decided To Do Something About It.

I Figured MAYBE If I Got It Down In Words And Onto The Ole Blog It Would Release Its Current Grip On Me.

So Far?

Nope.

It’s Still There.

I’m Still Humming And Singing Along.

It’s A Classic Little Number.

It’s Also A Mainly Forgotten Little Number.

Folks Can Remember The Album Was Called…

THE BENDS

…But They Generally DON’T Remember It Was Also A Song On Said Album.

It’s Always Been A Personal Favorite Of Mine, Though.

I Enjoy My Music To Be Thought Provoking…

…And This One Sincerely Is.

I’m Sure Everyone Has Been There Before…

…When You’re Unsure If You Have Any Friends At All.

I Know I Have A Handful Of True Friends…

…And I Wouldn’t Take Anything For Them…

…I Just Never Get To Actually SEE Any Of Them.

BUT…

…I Do Take Solace In Knowing They’re Still There…

…Regardless Of Quality Face-To-Face Time.

When I Awoke This Morning…

…I Had Received A Message From One Of My Longest-Tenured Friends…

…And It Truly Made Said Morning.

It Was A Thank You Message That Was…

…Honestly…

…Totally Unexpected.

A Simple Message That Reminded Me There Are Still Some Peeps In The World Whom DO Consider Me A Close Friend.

Needless To Say…

…It Made Me Feel Really Good.

I Was Very Happy To Have Received It…

…And I Felt It Totally Fit With What I Was Wanting To Do With This Song.

Friends Are…

…Honestly…

…Sincerely…

…Truly PRICELESS.

I May Not See My Friends As I Once Did…

…But The Simple Fact Of Knowing They’re Still There…

…Still Part Of My Little World…

…Truly Makes All The Difference.

Some Folks Aren’t As Lucky.

The Friends I Still Have…

…For The Most Part…

…Stem DIRECTLY From My Childhood.

Those Whom Have Known Me Longest…

…Whom Have Accepted ME ME…

…Through Think And Thin…

…Good Times And Bad…

…Remain Very VERY Special To Me.

I Love My Friends.

And I Wouldn’t Take Anything For Them…

…Regardless Of Anything Else.

You’ve Heard Me Say Before That I’m NOT An Easy Person To Be Around Sometimes…

…And I’m Sure My Friends Can Easily Attest To That.

And Yet…

…They Remain.

I Honestly Don’t Know Why They Do So, Sometimes.

I Never Felt I Brought Anything Tangible To The Table.

I’ve Always Felt I’ve Caused More Issues Than I’ve Solved,ย That’s For Damn Sure.

And Yet…

…They Remain.

To ME…

…That’s The Mark Of A True Friend.

They’re There For You…

…Regardless Of How Great OR How Shitty You Are.

As I Stated Before…

…Some Folks Aren’t As Lucky.

I’m A Very Unlucky Person In Most Aspects Of Life…

…But I’m EXCEPTIONALLY Lucky To Have The Few Friends I Do Have…

…Because I Know They’ll Always Be There For Me.

And I’ll Always Be There For Them.

Through Think And Thin.

Through Good Times And Bad.

They’ll Still Be There.

And So Will I.

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T’Is FRIDAY, My Peeps.

I Sincerely Hope It Treats Y’all Well.

Let’s Just Get Through This One And On Into The Weekend.

It’s Time For This Lad To Take A Nice Walk Before It Gets Too Damned Hot Out There.

BE GOOD, KIDDIES!!!

Or…

…At The Least…

…TRY.

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Did Up A Couple Quick Miles, Today. Nearly Passed-Out. But The Tunage SAVED-MY-ASS Once Again!!!

This Morning Began Like Any Other.

I Was Awake Too Damned Early…

…And Had Little To Occupy Myself With For A Bit.

Finally…

…I Says To Myself…

“Dude, Just Put Your GD Shoes On And HIT IT!”

Sometimes…

…I’m Simply Frothing-Over With Excellent Personal Advice.

At Least…

…Excellent Personal Advice For ME.

So I Popped On The Ole NEW BALANCES…

(Still The Best Walking Shoes I've Ever Owned)

…And I Hit The Dusty Trail.

Theย Temperature Was Acceptable.

The Humidity Level Was NOT Acceptable.

But…

…There Was A Steady Breeze.

To ME…

…Those All Added-Up To…

“Get Your Butt Out There And Kick This Pig!”

And So I Did.

THANK JEEBUS HARRY For QUALITY TUNAGE!!!

In No Real Order…

…Here Are 10-Quality-Jams From This Morning’s Walk-About-Adventure.

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#10

THE BENDS

By

RADIOHEAD

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#9

PHOTOGRAPH

By

WEEZER

!!! !!! !!!

#8

GREEN RIVER

By

CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

!!! !!! !!!

#7

LET’S DANCE

By

DAVID BOWIE

!!! !!! !!!

#6

MY NAME IS MUD

By

PRIMUS

!!! !!! !!!

#5

“(I’VE HAD) THE TIME OF MY LIFE

By

BILL MEDLEY & JENNIFER WARENS

!!! !!! !!!

#4

JUST AS I AM

By

AIR SUPPLY

!!! !!! !!!

#3

SHOUT IT OUT LOUD

By

KISS

!!! !!! !!!

#2

LAND OF CONFUSION

By

GENESIS

!!! !!! !!!

#1

FOREVER

By

KISS

!!! !!! !!!

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

!!! !!! !!!

If The Oddly-Wild Variations In My Music Styling And Taste Hasn’t Become Blindingly Obvious To Y’all Yet…

…Well…

…Then You Just Don’t Know My Personality.

I Am…

(likely)

…One Of The MOST Random Human Beings You’re Likely To Encounter.

At Least, That’s What My Friends Say.

I Don’t Have Many Of Them…

…Though I’m Starting To Feel That’s A Good Thing.

I’d Rather Have 3 Or 4 People In My World Who DO Get Me…

…As Opposed To 300 Or 400 Who Haven’t The Foggiest.

I Consider That Personal Growth.

Perhaps By Showcasing My Opinions/Wants/Needs/Lusts/Loves I’ll Be Able To Ferret-Out The Remaining Peeps Who Simply Don’t Belong.

I’m A Nut.

I’m A Nut That’s VERY Hard To Crack.

And On The Inside Of The Exterior-Shell…

…You’ll (likely) Find Yet ANOTHER Nut.

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But I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way, My Peeps.

Gotta Keep The World Guessing, Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

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“…She Looks Like The Real Thing. She Tastes Like The Real Thing. My Fake Plastic Love. But I Can’t Help The Feeling, I Could Blow Through The Ceiling, If I Just Turn And Run. …” RADIOHEAD (“Fake Plastic Trees”) (1995)

“…And It Wears Me Out…

…It Wears Me Out…

…It Wears Me Out…

…It Wears Me Out…”

RADIOHEAD's 1995 Album "THE BENDS"

“…And If I Could Be Who You Wanted…

…If I Could Be Who You Wanted…

…All The Time…

…All The Time.”

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Do Y’all Remember When Listening To RADIOHEAD Was Actually Considered “IN” And/Or “COOL”???

Yeah…

…MEEE ALSO, My Peeps!!!

And YES

…To Some Of US

Doing So IS STILL “IN” AND “COOL”!!!

hehehe

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