Coldplay made me love Sex, Drugs, & Cocoa Puffs / New Music Friday: Gracie Abrams, King Krule & Fontaines D.C. / Chuck Klosterman quote

morning babble / Friday 06-21-24

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“Yellow” cut

I’ve never been much of a Coldplay fan, but Coldplay did make me love the writing of Chuck Klosterman. I can explain.

“Yellow” cut

Morning Babble intro

Happy Weekend – it’s officially summer and how does it feel already? Let’s check with that kid in the backseat (clip) Yup – I fully agree. Wholeheartedly. Very Hot. BUT – cool things off and talk about Coldplay. Was that a good transition? (“This is crazy” clip)

Alright – I didn’t think it was that bad – Coldplay – obviously, they are an extremely successful band, so for me to state not being a fan . . . I don’t believe hurts them at all and I’m certainly not out to get them or anything either (Clocks clip). See – I keep playing songs from them. In fact, I totally dig the piano that Chris Martin performs on during their concerts and shows (clips). It’s the music that I’m just not going to crank up and rock out to. I realize that it’s not “junk” but quality music and very well done, – just not my taste. (Tom Hanks with food) BUT – you know who else shares my feelings towards Coldplay music – Chuck Klosterman (show book stack). There’s no Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs book because I let someone borrow that book and haven’t gotten it back yet. We’ll show a clip of the book cover (clip) – very poplular book from 2003. There’s a particular essay in it called “This is Emo”. Basically, Chuck got mad because a girl he liked chose NOT to be with him but instead flew off to Portland instead to see the first US appearance by Coldplay – “a British pop group whose success derives from their ability to write melodramatic alt-rock songs about fake love.” The next line is the craziest, but also filled with creative profanity that I can’t really say here. My daughter sometimes watches. I will provide a link though! But – ever since that essay – I was all in on Klosterman. I think I excidely stated in bed – I love this guy.

(New Music Countdown)

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • Alright – let’s get this one out of the way – Coldplay – heard of them? (Travolta lost clip) They are releasing a new album, Moon Music, on October 4th. After all the success of their most recent album from 2021 – Music of the Spheres – if it’s not broke . . . why not go back to the very same producer again, Max Martin – so they did. Today, we’ve got the LP’s first single and it’s – imagine that as Klosterman stated “an alt-rock song about fake love” – this one is grouped together as one big word but still says “Feelslikeimfallinginlove.” (clip)
  • Couple months ago, we got the first glimpse of the new album coming from Fontaines D.C. as they gave us the album’s track #2 song – “Starburster” (clip) As August 23rd creeps closer and closer – that’s the drop date for the band’s fourth album called Romance. It’s about that time to get another tune. Today, it’s track #11 on the album called “Favourite” (clip)
  • J.J. Abrams has done a lot of television shows and movies (Solo “we’re home” clip) I still get chills from that scene. Anyway besides the Hollywood stuff, he had several kids, too – one who goes by the name of Gracie (“Block Me Out” clip) Past couple months, we got to hear a couple singles from her called “Close to You” and “Risk” (“Risk” clip). Today though – we have the entire album which is called – The Secret of Us – 13 tracks. 13 – that’s a good number especially for who joined her on the song currently being pushed on Spotify. This is “us” from Gracie Abrams and Taylor Swift (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Post Malone released another new song from his upcoming country music album called F-1 Trillion – release date is August 16th. Teamed up with Blake Shelton for: “Pour Me a Drink” – that sounds like a good idea // Ice Spice has revealed that her upcoming album release date of Y2K will be Friday, July 26th. By the way, it’s called Y2K because January 1st 2000, the date of Y2K is her birthday. She just released a new song called “Phat Butt” // King Krule released a surprise new EP called: Shhhhhhh! (there are 7 h’s). The song that had a video made for it was “Time for Slurp” (clip)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Spill Magazine, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. As I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some other new music there and anything that I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“It doesn’t matter what you can do if you don’t know why you’re doing it.” – by Chuck Klosterman

“Quote of the Day” – Thursday 06-20-24

morning babble / Thursday 06-20-24

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range. Hey – go click that video!

“The Longest Time” cut

Welcome to the longest day of the year – if you don’t have time to get your shtuff done today . . . well, it’s time reevaluate how your doing things.

“We Didn’t Start the Fire” cut

Happy Friday Eve to the 1st day of Summer. Where I live we’re in the middle of a heat wave. I’m going to yearn for Autumn by the weekend.

Let’s do a quote of the day – hopefully, by the two songs that I’ve played clips of . . . you have a sense of who’s the quoter.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If you are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” – by Billy Joel

Missed Music Monday – 06-17-24

morning babble / Monday 06-17-24

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(clip of “Son of a Preacher Man”)

Fellow Son of a Preacher Man but lead singer of the band – Good Looks, Tyler Jordan was told that playing an instrument went against God’s word. Thankfully, he didn’t listen. (credit to uproxx)

(Missed Music Monday opener)

So, the lead singer overcame the religious thing, but then back in April 2022, the lead guitarist survived getting hit by a car and fracturing his skull & tailbone.

(clip of “If It’s Gone”)

Today though, we do have their new album – Lived Here For Awhile – to enjoy. AND – the UPROXX website has already declared it one of the best rock albums of 2024. I totally missed this one, but I’m digging into it now.

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“Quote of the Day” – Sunday 06-16-24

morning babble / Sunday 06-16-24

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range. Hey – go click that video!

Everclear cut of “Father of Mine”

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there except Everclear’s Dad – he didn’t seem too nice of a guy.

Everclear cut of “Father of Mine”

As promised on his birthday this past Thursday – Rivers Cuomo has my quote of the day

Weezer song

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Now that I’m a father, I’ve forgiven my parents.” – by Rivers Cuomo

3 1/2 Years of New Music Friday – Sign up! // This week- it’s Mondo Cozmo, Amy Allen, & Bryce Fox

morning babble / Friday 06-14-24

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(“Ladies and Gentleman – Can I have your attention please”)

Every Friday for the past 3 1/2 years, I’ve anxiously listened to new music and then created this little babbling musical recap. If you haven’t already, please go subscribe. If you have subscribed – I thank you and, if you could, go instruct someone else to do it too!

(More of said song)

Happy Weekend – it’s a special one for Dads. Morning Babble / Running a 5k every day in 2021 / Exit Plan in 2022 / Just plain old me – 2023 / 2024 – same /

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • First up – we’re going local . . . at least for me – Philadelphia’s Mondo Cozmo (Angels cut) About a month ago, we got that first song – “Angels” – off of his 4th upcoming album called – It’s PRINCIPLE! For the whole album – we’ll have to wait until August 30th. For another song off the album – thankfully – he gave that to us a couple days ago (“Wild Horses” cut) That beginning part on “Wild Horses” – that’s the name of the song – I started thinking and feeling like The Black Keys, but then, I read his website bio and someone had made the comparison of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (“Beat the Devil’s Tattoo”) That’s a rabbit hole to go down in to at some point. The song there is called “Beat the Devil’s Tattoo” – one of the more popular songs from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Personally, I enjoyed the entire Howl album. I’ve taken a “tangented” – I know, not a word. Let’s get back to Mondo Cozmo (more “Wild Horses”) Taken directly from his website’s bio page – “Much of the album’s lyrical matter addressed the impending death and the emotions he was going through at that time.” What death – the impending death of his dog, Cozmo. I love this guy! Back to the quote: “As he felt Cozmo’s time slipping away, he spent more time with the dog, including bringing him to the studio during the sessions.” Go preorder the album – It’s PRINCIPLE!
  • (“Make It All Right” cut) When I first heard this song . . . the hook got me, but I didn’t recognize the singer’s voice. Turns out it’s Dexter Holland of the The Offspring (“Pretty Fly” cut) Yeah, that Offspring. By the way, the band’s new song “Make It All Right” was released a week ago and should have easily been a candidate for Missed Music Monday, but I literally just heard it a couple days ago via Sirius XM’s Regan. (cut) I think there was some editing that went on there. By the way, back in 2017, lead singer Dexter graduated with a Ph.D. in molecular biology. It’s Dr. Offspring now, huh. The band’s 11th album – Supercharged – will fully drop on October 11th (“Pretty Fly” cut)
  • This past Monday, for Missed Music Monday, I did talk about Sabrina Carpenter and her songs “Please Please Please” and “Espresso” (“Espresso” cut) She had a co-writer on both of those songs by the name of Amy Allen, who back on May 1st released a song of her own called “a girl with a problem” (cut) That was the 1st taste of her upcoming self-titled new album which she announced this past week to be fully released on August 23rd. We also received track #1 of the album called “darkside” (cut)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Glass Animals come out with a new album next month on July 19th and just last week, they released the 2nd song off of this album. BUT – I have to admit – I’m still really enjoying “Creatures in Heaven” – do yourself a favor and go listen to that one again // Just last month, Judah and the Lion came out with a new album called: The Process / 19 songs / hour of music / So, what do they do? Team up with the indie-pop trio band called: Joseph and release another song called “Measure of A Man” // Another guy who just released an EP last month called The Bomb. Decided to drop off another new song for us. Can’t slow this guy down – Bryce Fox with “Shadows” (cut)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Spill Magazine, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. As I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some new music there from Don Toliver teaming up with Kodak Black, Pharrell Williams, Emmaline and anything that I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Talent is insignificant. I know a lot of talented ruins. Beyond talent lie all the usual words: discipline, love, luck, but, most of all, endurance.” – James Baldwin

“Quote of the Day” – Thursday 06-13-24

morning babble / Thursday 06-13-24

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range. Hey – go click that video!

“Greatest Man That Ever Lived” cut

He is a great one – from Weezer – Mr. Rivers Cuomo – Happy 54th Birthday!

So, you’d think today’s quote of the day will be from him – nope – that’s on Father’s Day – got a good one from him. I’ve got a Stoicism quote today

(Marcus Aurelius from Gladiator)

From the movie Gladiator, the late Richard Harris playing Marcus Aurelius

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If it’s endurable, then endure it. Stop complaining.” – Marcus Aurelius

“Quote of the Day” – Tuesday 06-11-24

morning babble / Tuesday 06-11-24

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range. Hey – go click that video!

“Twist and Shout” clip

The 1964 Beatles cover of “Twist and Shout” has been called “the most famous single take in rock history” – John Lennon did 1 take and had nothing left for take number two. You don’t even want to know how many takes I need for this.

“Twist and Shout” from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Courtesy of the 1986 release of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, the song returns to the charts yet again.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I don’t work at being ordinary.” – by Paul McCartney

Missed Music Monday – 06-10-24

morning babble / Monday 06-10-24

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(Clip of “Espresso” by Sabrina Carpenter)

I like the little espresso mugs that they have for shots. My problem is I want more than one shot, so I need a bigger espresso mug.

(Missed Music Monday opener)

That song at the beginning was “Espresso” by Sabrina Carpenter. On Friday, I saw that there was a new song out by her . . . but I sorta overlooked it

(Clip of “Please Please Please”)

“Please Please Please” by Sabrina Carpenter for her album due out on August 23rd.

Little help from Amy Allen who has a new single coming out Wednesday.

AND – Jack Antonoff who’s band Bleachers just had their own new album and yes – he helped some girl named Taylor, too.

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Lego Life on the Big Screen / New Music Friday: Meghan Trainor, Charli XCX, Fuller, Soccer Mommy / Pharrell Williams quote

morning babble / Friday 06-07-24

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(“Everything is Awesome” cut)

That song is so addicting

(“Everything is Awesome” cut)

Happy Weekend! And yes – I put some Lego figures on pencils to mimic that song from the Lego Movie – (“What the heck is that?” clip) I’m only bringing this up because Pharrell Williams has his life story being portrayed in LEGO form (clip) I’m intrigued. The movie is called – Piece by Piece – but isn’t due out until the fall – to be specific – October 11th. The movie includes some entertainers like Gwen Stefani, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg (clip) Again, it’s the story about Pharrell Williams called Piece by Piece. I love me some LEGOS. I was fortunate enough to have my mom save all of mine and then I was able to pass them along to my son. So, he got to play with them. I did keep one of my favorites though.

(“You are so disappointing on so many levels”)

who said new music?

(Countdown Video)

New Music Friday:

I put together a Spotify playlist of the songs that I talked about and thought about today for New Music Friday. Click here for that!

  • (“All About That Bass” clip) Hitting the road for the first time in 7 years, this upcoming September, Meghan Trainor is bringing the entire family along for the concert ride – her husband, her brother, and her two kids – one is three, while the other one is 11 months (“Wrap Me Up” clip) Yup – I just played a Christmas song clip – in 4 months – this year’s round of new holiday music will be released. You’ve been warned. Back to Meghan (“Been Like This” clip) In March, the 1st song off her new Timeless Album was released – “Been Like This” who also had T-Pain helping out (“Been Like This” clip) The ear candy that Meghan Trainor produces is so unfair – amazing hooks. The new album – called Timeless – is out in its entirety today and the song being pushed by Spotify is “Whoops” (“Whoops” clip)
  • Charli XCX has stated that she was destined to create this recent sixth album of hers (“Von Dutch” clip) On Twitter or X – take your pick (FKA means? – play a cut of that “360” song) – on social media, she posted “i was born to make dance music.. i came from the clubs . . . xcx6 is the album i’ve always wanted to make.” (brat picture) That’s the album cover for BRAT – she likes doing the all lower case thing too. (brent picture) Not the same thing, huh. The BRAT album is out in its entirety. Pitchfork review is already in and it received an 8.6 – doing very well. Here’s the recent single – “Talk Talk” (clip)
  • Fuller – I’ve said it before, but this guy is a musical machine. His debut album from 2022 has been out . . . since well, 2022 (“Never Better” clip) BUT – ever since the first of the year, he has released 12 new songs – that’s like an entire album. Something is coming right? (clip) By the way, if you go to his website, I’ll provide a link. I like his warning at the bottom: A LOWLIFE’S GUIDE TO FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY – Please don’t buy any of this shit if you don’t have the money. Pay your bills, buy your groceries, then buy everything in the store. Ok, love you, bye 🙂 – That’s great. Fuller’s newest release is called “I Don’t Wanna Let U Go” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Bon Jovi (Clip) yeah, that Bon Jovi – new album dropped called Forever – go get your Jersey on // Megan Thee Stallion announced her new album Megan will arrive on June 28th. She describes this album as being a “rebirth,” taking inspriation from snakes because of how they shed their skin to evolve. What? I don’t think if I read that any slower it would make any more sense. // Soccer Mommy has been playing new material at her ongoing Lost Shows, but now she has officially released one of those new songs called “Lost” (clip of Travolta) Sorry wrong button – “Lost” (clip)

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Louder, Spill Magazine, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. As I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some new music there from , Falling in Reverse with Jelly Roll, Fake a Smile, and Gracie Adams – I really liked that one! Beside -if I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Don’t wait for the stars to align, reach up and rearrange them the way you want… create your own constellation.” – by Pharrell Williams

“Quote of the Day” – Wednesday 06-05-24

morning babble / Wednesday 06-05-24

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range. Hey – go click that video!

(“Show Me How to Live” cut)

25 years ago, Rick Rubin introduced Tom Morello to Chris Cornell.

If that interaction never occurred, we never would have experienced – Audioslave.

(“Show Me How to Live” cut)

Today’s quote of the day is from Rick Rubin who does have a book out called:

The Creative Act: A Way of Being – that would be a wonderful Father’s Day gift.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Never say you can’t do it. Say I haven’t done it yet.” – Rick Rubin via Jim Rohn