My Favorite Shirt via 302 Horseshoe Crab / New Music Friday: Dominic Fike, INXS & Sgt. Slick, and Taylor Swift

morning babble / Friday 07-07-23

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!

It’s the weekend! Little slow on the get-go though. Ever reach for that certain shirt to help pick you up? That’s a lot of pressure for fabric. The 302 Horseshoe Crab made this shirt. As stated on their website: “a lifestyle brand creating casual, quality goods to match the Delaware vibe.” That’s what I needed – some Delaware vibing. (Wayne’s World clip) – Sadly, I was in a movie theater seeing that movie – Wayne’s World – and experienced the excitement of seeing “Delaware” but then realizing – wait, what did they just say? (clip again)

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!

  • All the way back in October of 1980, the Australian rock band (as defined on Wikipedia) – INXS released the song “Just Keep Walking.” It’s off of their debut album creatively titled – INXS. Today though, we experience a remixed version of the song courtesy of Sgt. Slick (clip) Yeah that’s what I opened the Babble with.
  • So, look who else is taking some old music and bringing it back once again. Although, she does have some new music to go along with it. Taylor’s version of Speak Now is out today – the 16 original songs, but re-recorded sitting alongside 6 brand new tracks or I should say previously unreleased tracks. As she stated within her Instagram (not Threads – it didn’t exist yet), she says “I first made Speak Now, completely self-written, between the ages of 18 and 20. The songs that came from this time in my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild wistfulness.” Swifties excited today. Here’s a clip of one of the new 6 songs – “I Can See You” – did I say Taylor Swift? Do I really need to say her full name for people to know? (clip)
  • Dominic Fike’s album – Sunburn – is out today. We’ve been getting sounds from it for awhile now like “Dancing In The Courthouse,” “Ant Pile,” “Mona Lisa,” and “Mama’s Boy” but today we get it all 15 songs together – all nicely packaged up. Track 1 jumped out to me “How much is Weed?”, but then I saw track 3 includes the band Weezer – that song is called “Think Fast” (clip)
  • Quick Hits: Indie Rocker- Local Natives dropped their new album called Time Will Wait for No One – just 10 songs, but it pushes past 30 minutes, so it’s officially an album. Definitely, a more laid-back sounding band. // Picking it up a little – Grouplove pushes out their newest album today as well with I Want It All Right Now // Lil Baby dropped a single called “Merch Madness” / and lastly, The Darkness (clip) they have announced a deluxe reissue of Permission to Land in celebration of the album’s 20th anniversary. Permission to Land…Again is out October 6th. (clip)

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

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“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.” – by Taylor Swift

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