morning babble: Keeping it real for New Music Friday: Death Cab, Blackpink, & Kenny Wayne Shepherd

morning babble / Friday 09-16-22

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My first win of the day – I didn’t hit snooze to begin. I fought it and stood up. I didn’t really want to begin today. Why? Well, minutes before my 3-Day fast was about to end, over a glorious dinner of chicken fajitas and the beverage of beer, I was notified that my employee was calling out for today and that threw me back on the road. That was a punch. I had to miss jiu-jitsu because of the early start. A whole lot of work has now been pushed to the weekend, which is never fun.

So, how am I going to get out of this? I didn’t hit snooze – that was my first win. Next, I already checked on my family and I’m so fortunate to have them here for me. And finally, music. Lots of music.

107 days until EXIT PLAN

Let’s go!

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!

  • Death Cab for Cutie – the band’s 10th album – Asphalt Meadows has fully dropped. Little over 40 minutes of new music spread out over 11 songs. This is going to be a good album for me to catch up on today. I need some of that chill sound adding to my day’s thoughts.
  • This was a pleasant surprise today – Father John Misty revealed a new Live at Electric Lady EP. It’s a Spotify exclusive recorded at Jimi Hendrix’s famous New York City studio. With this EP, you get five songs from his most recent album Chloë and the Next 20th Century, as well as a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever).” That Chloe album has never seen the record cabinet for me. It stays out, so I can keep playing it.
  • A big album that dropped today that I have to mention is the one from the reigning queen of K-pop: Blackpink. Their album Born Pink is out – only 8 songs. Don’t blink – it’s all over in 25 minutes. Not necessarily my flavor for sound, I can still tell good pop-sounding music. Oh – and this might be it – like the END for Blackpink. Solo albums apparently are in the future for the foursome.
  • Alright this confused the junk out of me today. Kenny Wayne Shepherd – amazing guitarist and sadly an artist I forget about at times, but should so go back and tap in to. Anyway, Spotify had listed under its new music the song “True Lies”. I listened and was like, I really like that but I thought he did that already. He did. It’s off his album, “True Lies . . . “. He’s touring celebrating the 25th anniversary of this album. So, I believe this was a redone version of the song in order to simply draw attention to the album . . . again. I anticipate a 25th anniversary album or something, but sadly couldn’t find anything written up on it. I’ll reach out to his reps, maybe he needs Babble interview. Back in my radio days, I played songs from this album from my new music show “Breaking & Entering”. See Kenny – you and me are getting old together. I’ll celebrate that 25th with ya.

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“We can’t always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.” – by somebody (unknown)

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