I am “cursed” with a “DJ Mind” by dint of my many years playing for people on the radio and doing events and parties in nightclubs. On the regular, I can hear music from Neil Diamond to The Intruders at any time of the day or night playing in my mind. Like this oldie by The Intruders that kept me up all night last night
What happened to the rest of that clip?
Am I insane or just musically challenged? lolol
Or this one by The Continental Four who I hung out with briefly at an old theater turned brief concert hall near Parsons Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York called ‘The Creep’
Or at any given moment in my life a cut from Niel Diamond will start playing in my ears! Like this!
What is a “Cracklin Rosie” anyway? lol
Yes, I know, it is form of lunacy, but it doesn’t hurt nobody and I bet if you like music you have experienced it too! (That Neil Diamond is a “heartthrob” isn’t he, lol!)
Or sometimes out of my somnolence, my brain will play David Ruffin of the Temptations brother, Jimmy’s one hit wonder – I know not why…
I am at work one day in a totally different sales field from music radio, when along comes this one by Carol King which I played during my days as a Top 40 disc jockey in the early 1980s
Again, dear reader and listener, I do not know why except that I have played so many tunes and listened to so much contemporary music since the 1960s until today, that my brain has become a kind of “jukebox”. And yet, many times, I would like to [as I know that you also might to] perform a “system restore”, change my mind and…start all over again…
I can be sitting at my desk at “the day job” and Tyrone will sing unto me; its a favorite melody!
And then there is this one spawned because I lived through the nightmare of a stalker female which reminds me of this one by Elvis
Just leave me alone…
And you’d be lying to yourself if you, at some point, didn’t want to “turn back the hands of time” right?
And so, when you are inhaling a loving rainy spring, summer or autumn breeze, just remember that you are not all that unusual from the “Achilliad” and my natural “DJ” mind.
Maybe I just miss dee-jaying..
PICKHIT: This post could go on forever with song and will likely have sequels…Oh and that was the late Barry White on the phone, “Baby I’m Home…” ( :
Yikes!, I thought I was gone and then Dru Hill came to my jukebox mind.
Only a “PM” can quiet my mind from the endless endurance that peeps put into my mental jukebox tonight. This might be the beginning of a new category for my blog, so check back with me soon.
Even Everly Brothers encroach, eventually editing my sleep! OMG!
Therefore, the moral of this blog post is, when you get a “tune wedgie” that drives you “crazy”, the best way to dispel it is to just play it live by whatever means or media. “Ain’t it fun reminiscing”?
Oh, by-the-way, how did YOU get in? it’s member’s only tonight…
We miss you, Mr. Bobby “Blue” Bland. My Jukebox mind will always keep you real.