morning babble: Music News for Grammys, Rock N Roll Nominees, & Jason Kelce dancing / Plus, it’s New Music Friday!

morning babble / Friday 02-03-23

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Happy Friday – always, always, a Happy Friday.

Lots of music news this past week:

Grammy’s this weekend – the 65th annual / Beyonce nominated for like everything; hosting again is Trevor Noah who is always so dynamic. That’s a smart dude. I remember watching the clips of his Daily Show program; the ones that were done NOT for the actual show, where he would just be saying whatever or talking to the audience. That wasn’t scripted.

Also, Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Nominees were announced. On that list are some of my favorite bands: Rage Against the Machine / Soundgarden / and The White Stripes. You also get some names like George Michael, Missy Elliott, and Willie Nelson. Go vote.

And finally, there was that viral clip of the center from the Philadelphia Eagles, Jason Kelce, doing his best dance version from Lil Uzi Vert. (clip) My man was moving. I couldn’t do that. I’d throw out my back, make something snap.

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!

  • Last September, Death Cab for Cutie released their 10th studio album: Asphalt Meadows. This past week, they announced that have recorded a complete acoustic version of that same album. Apparently, in December, they wanted to release an acoustic version of “Pepper” since that was going to be their next single release off of the album. BUT – when they went into the studio, it basically went like “Hey, this is fun, we should keep going.” The entire acoustic album drops on March 10th. but today we do get that acoustic “Pepper” single. (clip)
  • Also, this past September, Mr. Kane Brown released his album: Different Man. It’s packed with all kinds of good music. One that I listened to right away and talked about last September as well, was the song “Thank God.” An incredible song that he performed as a duet alongside his wife. Today, we get to have another version of that same song with the Spring Symphony playing along with them. It is very much worth a listen again. (clip)
  • Last February, Korn released their album Requiem Mass – it was just over 30 minutes spread out over 9 songs. Merriam-Webster’s definition for “requiem” states that it is “a Christian religious ceremony for a dead person.” So, a year ago, Korn performed an intimate little show at the Hollywood United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, California. Today, we get the deluxe version of Requiem Mass which includes 5 songs done live from that show.
  • Everybody is getting into this re-releasing act – today we get: A Valentine from Bing. It’s a compilation of 20 songs, nearly an hour of music onto one album from Bing Crosby. I was running on the mill this morning and suddenly I heard, “My Funny Valentine” playing.
  • Feel bad . . . that was a bunch of “new” music done in a different way from last year. Or in Bing’s case, just compiled differently. I do have albums to listen to with the guitarist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jon Frusciante (froo shaa tay), Shania Twain, who made a whole lotta news for posing nude for the album’s artwork. Apparently, she had to “forget the sag” in order to muster up the courage to do the shoot. Gonna have to look at that artwork while listening to that album. Oh, and I missed an EP last week from the Young Rising Sons.

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pitchfork & I know there’s more.

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“If you don’t have haters, then you aren’t doing something right.”by Jonathan Davis (Korn)

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