morning babble: Where can I get my Taylor Swift tickets?!? / New Music Friday! / Pharrell Williams quote

morning babble / Friday 11-18-22

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!

Friday – we did it. BUT – the real question – how are we going to get our Taylor Swift Tickets!

Ticketmaster announced Thursday afternoon that it has canceled public ticket sale plans for the pop star’s upcoming “The Eras Tour.” Fans accessed Taylor Swift tickets earlier this week via a presale offer for Capital One cardholders; those tickets are no longer available.

Ticketmaster on Tuesday called the demand “historically unprecedented.” The 2023 tour, which has 52 dates so far, sold more than 2 million tickets that day — a single-day record.

Not only is she a hit machine, she’s a money machine. Captial One looking so smart for having Miss Taylor Swift as her spokesperson. I need an endorsement.

44 days until EXIT PLAN

I wrote / I ran

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!

  • World Cup begins this weekend and to help kick it off is a collaboration amongst Nicki Minaj, Maluma, and Myriam Fares. The song is called “Tukoh Taka” (two-ka, tocka) and is the Official FIFA Fan Festival Anthem. It’s a fast-paced dance song with verses in three different languages. With Nicki’s part, she sings “Some say fútbol, some say soccer,” before it goes back to the chorus. I’d like to add some say cross country running with a ball. Just score. I don’t want to see any 0-0 ties. I like goals, touch downs, and home runs. (clip) The music video for “Tukoh Taka” will be out and I’ll have the link to the video. Soccer games kick off Sunday.
  • Jukebox the Ghost released a new single today and the name of it made me think that it could possibly be a cover. Back in the day (1995 to be exact), the band Tripping Daisy came out with a song called “I Got a Girl.” (clip) The song from Jukebox the Ghost with that very same name . . . is not that. More piano in this one. Elevated the usage of bad words. It’s a fun song though. Not sure if a whole album is on the way or not, but it is a new song again called “I Got a Girl” from Jukebox the Ghost.
  • Pharrell and Travis Scott have shared new song called “Down in Atlanta.” (clip) This song follows Williams’ previous single “Cash In Cash Out” – that one featured 21 Savage and Tyler, The Creator. In a recent interview, Pharrell stated that these new songs are going to appear on a forthcoming solo album called Phrends (that’s a ph for the F). Apparently BTS will be featured on the album, too.
  • New AJR – these guys had one of my favorite albums from last year – OK Orchestra. Phenomenal album from beginning to end. Actually, since that album came out, they have slowly trickled out a couple songs in addition to this one, which is called “The DJ is Crying” (clip) – not sure of a new album coming, but I’m thinking 2023 could be an AJR year.

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“Happiness is not about the trophy, or the finish line. It’s the journey. If you enjoy your journey, you can enjoy your life” by Pharrell Williams

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