morning babble / Friday 06-09-23
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!
(clip) So, we have new music (clip)
Happy Weekend! I’ll be with you all weekend checking in on my running. I ran. I already filled out the boxes but I do feel bad a little. Someone reached out and said that they enjoy the anticipation of me marking off the blocks. Anyway I rolled tape on it earlier and sped it up, so we can all zip through it (clip) I got a little excited there at the end.
Oh – other people have reached out and concerned that I’m running outside during this air quality issue. Don’t worry. I’m okay. I know I’m not Superman or anything but I’m trusting my body through it all in telling me “No Brent”. Because, I’ve also had people reach out concerned that I’m running everyday and explaining that I can’t do that. (Cecil 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!
- Sam Smith and Madonna are singing together on the song – “VULGAR” which I played at the very beginning of the Babble today. After hearing the whole song, it made me think of another song. Here’s the part of “VULGAR” that I heard (clip) which made me think of this song (clip). Did you hear that? “VULGAR” (clip) then “SexyBack” (clip) I don’t know – just a thought. Maybe I’m listening to JT too much. I do think the combo of Sam Smith and Madonna works out well. I did enjoy the song. No kids in the car though when listening. Safety tip.
- (clip) new song and video from Greta Van Fleet. It’s called “Farewell For Now” which is taken from their upcoming album: Starcatcher, which drops in its entirety on July 21st. Just a couple days later, they kick off their world tour in Nashville.
- Quick Hits for New Music: Janelle Monáe, her album – The Age of Pleasure – it’s all out today // K-Pop Band – BTS – celebrates the band’s 10th anniversary with the new song “Take Two” (clip) There’s like 15 members in that band – alright 7, but they gotta keep pumping out some new music to cover costs // Another new moon, another new song from Peter Gabriel this year “Road to Joy” brings the tally to 6.
- Finally, Vinyl News! – Vampire Weekend (clip) Yeah those guys – they have released a vinyl-only live album called: Frog on the Bass Drum Vol. 01 which includes songs that the band played on tour in Indianapolis back in June of 2019. Jack White’s Third Man Pressing was the vinyl creator behind it all, but only 2,500 copies of the LP were pressed. So yes – it’s already SOLD OUT. Anyone want to make a happy Brent – figure out how I can still get a copy and let me know. You only get like 8 songs . . . I guess why the album was called Vol. 1 – I get it . . . more is coming. The record does include a 10-minute cover of Bob Dylan’s, “Jokerman,” (clip)
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“I don’t know if music can change the world overnight but I know that music can help someone make it through a difficult night.” – by someone