Mad Love for Guardians of the Galaxy & a Groot quote / Congrats to RATM / and, of course, New Music Friday!

morning babble / Friday 05-05-23

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!

Happy Weekend, everyone . . . Happy Cinco de Mayo which is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico. BUT – in the United States, this day has evolved into a huge celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Please know though . . . it’s a whole lot more than Chips & Salsa and a couple Coronas. Although, that always sounds tasty to me.

(clip) Rage Against the Machine were nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame a total of five times and now – they are officially it. Well, they get inducted on Friday, November 3rd along with Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, the Spinners, and Willie Nelson. Congrats to one of my favorite bands – Rage Against the Machine.

(clip) Nothing wrong with 50. Hurt my back though getting out of the work vehicle. Pulled something in my neck when I was placing my laptop onto my desk. That’s what’s wrong with 50. Anyway, the Final Chapter for Guardians of the Galaxy is out. I’m probably not going to get there this weekend, but it’s definitely one that I want to see on the big screen with my family. I feel good about this one – previews look good. I’m confident that director James Gunn is wrap this up nicely. How confident? (clip) Ehhh . . . that’s pretty confident having them naked by the end of the song, but I’m confident. Looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol 3

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!

  • Big week for Ed Sheeran. Yeah, his new album (show card) is out, but he also had that “Thinking Out Loud” Copyright Trial in court thing going on. He won that. I enjoyed his statement outside of the courthouse: “I am, obviously, very happy with the outcome of this case, and it looks like I’m not having to retire from my day job.” So, yes – the other big thing is his final LP of a set of records named after mathematical symbols is out in its entirety today. Song being pushed along with a new video that will be released this weekend is “Curtains.” (clip)
  • If you’re a PG fan, you should know that with a new full moon, we get another song from Peter Gabriel. For the month of May, I believe Peter explains this new song best (clip). Now the song is called “Four Kinds of Horses” (clip)
  • Alex G was born in Havertown, PA and last year he played three hometown shows at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer. He has since announced a new vinyl-only live album called Live from Union Transfer. The 14-song release arrives June 30th, and will be limited to 3,500 vinyl-only copies (on tangerine wax)
  • Today, you also got new music from Lil Baby, DaBaby, The Lemon Twigs, and Megan Moroney – she grabbed my attention somehow at the top of Spotify had a picture of her, so I clicked on that. (clip) In that song, she’s singing about trading in her Georgia red for her lover’s Tennessee orange – that’s a big deal in that area. Anyway her album Lucky is out today.

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

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“I am Groot” – by Groot

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