All My Skippy! / New Music Friday: boygenius, Darius Rucker, Tyler the Creator / “Love you, Cecil”

morning babble / Friday 03-31-23

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!

Last day of March – a fourth of the year is done. How are them goals coming along – more on that on Monday.

My own Skippy jar.

Anyway – before the new music. I must say I’ve been struggling lately – just staying “up” and “happy.” Some work stuff hasn’t been too much fun. BUT – music – the music of Sam Cooke I have latched onto nightly in my house library.

So much so that the song came on in the car – “Wonderful World” and I declared “Don’t touch. Let this play.” He immediately thought – ahhh, you love Animal House. The song can be heard in the famous lunchroom scene of the 1978 classic, Animal House. (clip)

That’s not why. Music always plays a “pick me up role” for myself. (clip)

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!

  • If you’re a Tyler, the Creator fan, then today is like Christmas for you. This past Monday, he tweeted out: “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST WAS THE FIRST ALBUM I MADE WITH ALOT OF SONGS THAT DIDNT MAKE THE FINAL CUT. SOME OF THOSE SONGS I REALLY LOVE, AND KNEW THEY WOULD NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY, SO IVE DECIDED TO PUT A FEW OF THEM OUT.” So, basically, he is releasing a bunch of songs that were tossed aside during the sessions for his Call Me If You Get Lost album from 2021. The new collection is: Call Me If You Get Lost: The Estate Sale. Also released this week was one of those singles as a video. This is “Dogtooth” (clip)
  • I realize that I’ve talked about this one a lot – like 4 singles were released prior to today’s full album drop. I’m talking about boygenius and their new album called: the record. As I mentioned before, I know I’m certainly not the target for this album, but clearly something magical is happening with this trio as a group and I can definitely hear that. The latest single being pushed through on Spotify is called “Cool About It” (clip)
  • Darius Rucker aka “Hootie” (Hootie clip) has a new single out. When asked what the song is about, he said: ““it’s a song about that time when you’re sitting at home with your significant other or girlfriend or wife or boyfriend or husband or whatever, and you know it’s time. It’s time to get down to business. That’s what that song’s all about.” Very nice – game on! The name of the song is “Fires Don’t Start Themselves.” (clip) Again – that’s Dairus Rucker who is putting the final touches on his 7th solo album called Carolyn’s Boy in honor of his late mother. The album art is a portrait of her. In an interview, “I wanted to name the record Carolyn’s Boy because Mom never got to see any of my success,” Rucker offered in the interview. “She died before any of this happened, so it’s just another homage to the greatest woman I’ve ever known.”


  • (clip) Other New Music: The White Stripes album from 2003 -, Elephant – has been released as a special edition 20th anniversary album. There is a ton of live cuts on here. The double-vinyl package arrives April 21st. I just received my pre-shipment label info – nothing “in transit” quite yet.

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

Remember – it’s an April Fool’s Day weekend. Don’t get fooled!

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