Missed out on tacos during the 3-Day Fast / New Music Friday: Post Malone sounding like Phil Collins? / Trent Reznor Quote

morning babble / Friday 07-28-23

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!

Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole clip

“That’s Nine Inch Nails – Head Like a Hole. At least I didn’t play their one song”

Closer clip

“Alright, so I did.”

Morning Babble Opener

Happy Weekend! My 3-Day Fast is in the past, so I can eat again. I had enjoyed my bacon stuffed olive (pix). The pasta dinner wasn’t ready, so I had to have something. They were so good. Had about a couple of those or 5. . Alright, maybe 9, but they were good. On the final day though, my son helped me with a tank move that had to be done, and being a growing boy – he wanted Taco Bell afterwards. (Taco Tuesday!). It was Thursday, but whatever. I went into the Bell and bought him a bag of taco goodness. (Another drop)

I will admit – sometimes during a 3-Day Fast – I think: “Screw it. I’m eating now? Enjoy the Now? Eating now.” I didn’t though. I was good. It was actually more difficult on Day 2 of the fast when I was passing a Food Truck that was serving up authentic tacos. Reminds me of what Blink-182 would claim to always get in California (All the Small Things). This taco truck was not located in the friendliest of areas BUT if I wasn’t fasting and feeling as hungry as I was . . . I soooo would have stopped. I was at a red light when I saw it the first time and then on my way back, I gazed at it across the way. (Taco Tuesday)

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!

  • Album of the Year has arrived . . . if you like this flavor at least. Travis Scott with his new album called Utopia. It’s a big one too. 19 songs, nearly 75 minutes of new music, which blows away some of these other albums being released today. I’ve listened to several of the songs, but not the whole way through yet, so let’s simply go to the one being pushed by Spotify at the top of their New Music list for the day: “DELRESTO (ECHOES)” (clip)
  • The entire Post Malone album is here – called Austin – we’ve already heard 3 of the tunes but now we can experience all 17 of them – nearly an hour of tunage. The song that I listened to today was “Enough is Enough” (clip) I briefly thought of another artist when I first heard that (Phil Collins clip) Don’t make Phil mad Post. Alright, the song is not entirely the same – it just gave me that slight hint with the line “Take Me Home”. The lyrics “shot the vodka straight” – that certainly wasn’t Phil Collins-like.
  • (clip) “Overture Or Obituary” is one of two bonus tracks on the Deluxe Edition album from Korn titled: Untitled – sorry, it was fun to present it that way. 15 years ago this album first came out, but now you can get it on vinyl with a makeover look. Vinyl edition will be limited to 10,000 copies across two separate colored vinyl pressings. But the digital sounds will still be out there for the bonus tracks along with the old faithfuls.
  • (clip) Quick Hits: That was the new Trippie Redd song “Last Days” dropped a week before his full album release // (clip) And that was the happy sounding song from Sammy Rash called “Be Here Now” Back in February, I saw that guy opening up for Fitz & the Tantrums (clip) // Finally, the original score from the movie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is out. Who’s behind it? NIN’s Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. These guys have already done music for other films like The Social Network, Gone Girl, Pixar’s Soul, and plenty more. They’ve got a bunch awards for these albums, too. Now, I haven’t seen the movie but the titles of these songs are amusing to me: “Grand Theft Ice Cream Truck” & “Puke Girl” & it’s amusing how a couple of the songs have an “explicit” warning label on them because obviously there aren’t any “lyrics” for the song since this is the score of the movie. However, a bad word has been used in the title of the song.

Oooo – quick story time – my 7-year-old daughter and I were in the Jeep going to her camp and the song “Cupid” from 50/50 came on. While it was playing, my daughter points out – “this is not the edited song.” Slight panic came across me but I realized the channel that we were hearing it from and was confused. Cautiously, I asked “What did you hear, Violet?” In a whisper, she replied “stupid”. Ahhhh, some innocence still remains. Whew. (clip)

It would be wrong of me not to mention this but I try to get these babbles upbeat and happy. Tired of the sad. Last Friday – it was Tony Bennett. Unfortunately, we just lost the 56-year-old Irish singer-songwriter, Sinéad O’Connor. 56. Tony Bennett was 96 – not saying there is ever a good time for anything like dying, but 56. Enjoy the Now.

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

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“There’s always a song playing in my head, and it becomes part of my way of comprehending the world.” – by Trent Reznor

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