Resolutions gone? / New Music Friday! / Slipperman costume? / Peter Gabriel quote

morning babble / Friday 01-06-23

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!

That song takes me back to my U of D days. I had a good amount of liquid courage one night along with my friend, roommate, and now business partner (Bob) – we sang that song – loud – to a room filled with some lovely Blue Hen ladies. That’s the closest that I have ever come to doing karaoke.


How many of you are still holding onto those New Year’s Resolutions? By the way – we’re not even a week in. How many bailed on Wednesday? Forget it – give me another helping. Or – I’m not getting up for that work-out . . . I’m slipping in. It’s okay.

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!

  • Kids are dangerous in more ways than one. In the early morning hours, Elle King was preparing a bottle for her kid when she accidentally fell down a staircase. She suffered a concussion as well as amnesia. The latest from King is that she is doing better – her tour has resumed again, but it’s still a battle with the lights, the grind of the schedule, physical therapy – lots of stretching and quiet times. Anyway, today we do get “Tulsa” from Ms. King. (clip). Later this month, we get the whole album on the 27th called Come Get Your Wife.
  • First new music since 2016 is being heard from Peter Gabriel and it’s a song that I had to practice saying and will now have to say very slowly – in order to get it right – the song is called “Panopticom.” Each new song will be accompanied by a piece of art and this one features the work ‘Red Gravity’ by David Spriggs. You can see it here (play clip). Gabriel said that the song “is based on an idea I have been working on to initiate the creation of an infinitely expandable accessible data globe: The Panopticom. We are beginning to connect a like-minded group of people who might be able to bring this to life, to allow the world to see itself better and understand more of what’s really going on.” My man has always been weird and I’m drawn to that. I mean – he came up with the Slipperman costume with his last album for Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (show picture) I have a Lego of the Slipperman. Anyway – new music today from Peter Gabriel. As for the whole album – his first of all original material in 21 years – it’s coming this year. No actual release date yet.
  • K-Pop band – NewJeans – released a new song a couple weeks ago called “Ditto” but today we do get their new one: “OMG”. (clip) I thought it sounded like Ariana Grande at first – is that bad? Catchy little tune. Maybe not my cup of tea, but I certainly understand a hook and how it can wiggle into your head and stay. We’ll see. I actually liked that video, it was taken from one of their dance practices. Just going along to their own song and you could still hear the claps.
  • Lastly – nope, he’s not dead yet. The man might look 103 but he’s a spry 75. Who am I talking about? Iggy Pop. (clip) That song is called “Comments” – one of 11 new songs from his new album: Every Loser. Just last year, we heard two other songs already: “Frenzy” and “Strung Out Johnny”. Iggy Pop. The man always has his shirt off. Good for him. Less to pick out in the morning. Steve Jobs – black turtleneck. Iggy Pop – nope.

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“People have the strength to overcome their bodies. Their beauty is in their minds” – by Peter Gabriel

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