My little girl, not so little anymore /
New Music Friday: Nicki Minaj, Eve 6,
Yeah Yeah Yeahs / Pat Conroy quote

morning babble / Friday 08-12-22

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Last night, my daughter fell asleep in bed with my wife while reading. I was in the house library reading and eventually came to bed. I scooped her up and she’s getting heavier. Not my little little girl anymore. They always say that you’ll never know when’s the last time you’ll pick up your kid. Last night, I held her a little closer as I walked her to her room and then climbed the stairs of her ladder to get her into top bunk.

142 days until EXIT PLAN

Per Pitchfork – Rage Against the Machine have canceled the European leg of their reunion tour, but will go ahead with their three-night run at Madison Square Garden, which was last night, tonight (Friday) and Sunday night. They wrote on social media that bandleader Zack de la Rocha had been instructed not to proceed with the intensive European run on the advice of his doctor. North American dates early next year are scheduled to go ahead.

El-P, who is supporting the reunion tour with Killer Mike in Run the Jewels, tweeted out that de la Rocha “trooped through what for most people would be an immediate tour ending injury like a true warrior and i know him and the rage crew truly wanted to keep going as we certainly did.”

New Music Friday:

  • I always start my day with the New Music Friday playlist from Spotify. Today, it opened with “Super Freaky Girl” by Nicki Minaj – that was a wake-up. Fun song. Put the buds in. I couldn’t really play any of the video lyrics that I saw either. Anyway – that song was followed by Megan Thee Stallion and her song “Her”. Same thing – fun song, buds in the ear. Nicki just has the single out, but Megan has a whole new album out today. On that album with her – you’ve got Key Glock, Rico Nasty, Dua Lipa, Future and more. So full album today from Megan Thee Stallion. With Nicki Minaj – you get that single “Super Freaky Girl” – she make me blush. Oh – by the way – Nicki will receive Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at 2022 MTV VMAs (airs August 28th)
  • The video clip at the beginning of the Babble was The Killers with “Mr. Brightside.” Nothing from them today, but we do get new Eve 6. Don’t worry – we’ll get there to why I played that song. First – you know Eve 6 because of this one (clip) and this (clip), but they really do have a lot more. I’m a fan. Anyway, today they came out with “Mr. Darkside.” They also announced that their first full-length record in 10 years will be coming out on September 23rd – it’s called Hyper Relevisation
  • Danger Mouse makes a return today with his new album Cheat Codes which is a full-length collaboration with Roots front man Black Thought. 12 songs / 38 minutes. BUT – the song that I was listening to today featured A$AP Rocky and Run the Jewels on it – the song is called “Strangers” – it’s a smidgeon of Run the Jewels, so I’ll take it. But again, whole new Danger Mouse album today.
  • Lastly, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have returned with another single from their upcoming album Cool It Down, their first album in nine years. Today (or actually from Wednesday), we get “Burning,” which follows their earlier song “Spitting Off the Edge of the World.” Whole album drops – September 16th.

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“Without music, life is a journey through a desert” – by Pat Conroy

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