Something To Ponder, My Peeps.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE Once Said…

NO MAN, For Any Considerable Time, Can Wear One Face To Himself And Another To The Multitude Without Finally Getting Bewildered As To Which May Be The True.”

Nathaniel_Hawthorne (via Wikipedia)

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ((18041864))

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Yeah.

Now, Tell Me This Quote Wasn’t Written For Me.

Not For Me Alone, No, But Totally For Me In General.

It Gets Right At The Heart Of What I’ve Been Trying To Talk About The Past Few Days.

We Lie To Ourselves So Much.

We Convince Ourselves We’re Not Good Enough…

…Not Fast Enough…

…Not Strong Enough…

…Not Attractive Enough…

…And We Do So At A Break-Neck-Pace.

Suddenly, A Life That Really Wasn’t So Bad Becomes A Living Hell.

Through No One’s Fault But Our Own, We Do This.

We Beat Ourselves Down.

Down To The Ground.

We Take What Good We Do Have Going For Us, And We Tarnish It.

We Do This All The Time.

The Big Question Is…

…As Always…

WHY?!?!?

Does Anyone Have A Decent Answer?

Anyone??

ANYONE???

I Didn’t Think So.

Honestly…

…I Don’t Have A Decent Answer, Either.

I Wish I Did.

I Sincerely Wish I Did.

There Are Some Whom Believe I Lead A Charmed Existence.

And Then, There Are Some Whom I Couldn’t Give My Life To.

Β Some May Think It So Vile.

Some May Think It Amazingly Wonderful.

We’re All Different.

Different Wants.

Different Needs.

Different Tastes.

All Of Us.

You.

Me.

Us.

Again, I Ask WHY?!?

Is This Simply How It Goes?

Is This How Life Goes??

Is This All That I Am???

Is There Nothing More???

I Simply Don’t Know, My Peeps.

I Wish I Did, But Know I (likely) Never Will.

Which Face Am I Wearing Now?

Which Face Shall I Wear Later?

Does It Honestly Change With The Entrance Of Each New Person Into Our Day?

Which Face Are They Wearing?

Once You Start Thinking About It, You Can Almost Make Yourself Sick.

I Don’t Like The Thought.

I Don’t Like Having To Even Ponder This At All.

I’m Already Wracked With So Much Self-Doubt.

Now, I Can’t Stop Thinking About ME And Then The “ME” Whom The Rest Of The World Is Allowed To See.

They’re Very Different Creatures, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

I’m Very Guilty Of This.

Sadly…

…I Suspect You Are, Also.

Sooo…

…What Do We Do, Now?

Where Do We Go From Here??

I Suppose We Just Carry-On As We Always Do.

I’ll Be ME

You’ll Be YOU

I’ll Show YouME“…

You’ll Show MeYOU“…

And We’ll All Make Sure We Appear To Be That Which We Are Not.

Such Is Life???

So Goes Life???

Shit.

Now I Have A Headache.

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

In Regard To Tonight’s World Series Game 1, I Am Reminded Of “Aesop’s Fables”…

…And This Quote Totally Sums It Up For Me, Tonight.

THOUGH THIS MAY BE PLAY TO YOU, ‘TIS DEATH TO US.

AESOP

<<<(c. 620 B.C. – c. 564 B.C.)>>>

Oh Aesop…

…If Only You Knew, Dude.

If Only You Knew.

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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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