Pearl Jam at the Grocery Store? / New Music Friday: Peter Gabriel, The Maine, Sheer Mag / Finally, I’m off to . . .

morning babble / Friday 08-04-23

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Pearl Jam – Even Flow cut

That’s Pearl Jam with Even Flow – I heard it the other day in the grocery store while getting some meat for dinner.

More Pearl Jam – Even Flow cut

Babble Opener

That joke about the grocery store music becoming more and more your music as you get older . . . it is happening . . . it was 8am with Pearl Jam blaring in the grocery store aisle. // I’m just glad it’s actual Pearl Jam music. Not like some Kidz Bop station with some cover band named Diamond Jelly that plays Pearl Jam.

Happy Weekend everyone!

Pearl Jam cut

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!

  • First up – Peter Gabriel (Hi there). This August is a special time for full moons – we get two of them this month – August 1st and August 30th. This past Full Moon Tuesday, Peter Gabriel released another song “Olive Tree” – you see what he’s been doing this year is releasing a new song for every new full moon. A full moon occurs about once a month or, 29.53 days on average. BUT – in 2023, we get 13 full moons which means 13 new songs from Mr. Peter Gabriel. Actually, more though – he does a bright side and a dark side of each song. It’s a lot. Bottomline – the newest song out today is the bright-side version of “Olive Tree.” (clip)
  • The band – The Maine – have released their 9th studio album and went all out with the title – it’s called The Maine. I always want album titles to mean something – whatever. BUT – the number 8123 means something. They released this album on Tuesday 8-1-23. Back in the day, 8123 were the numbers on a parking garage where the band members and childhood friends would hangout growing up. Fast forward to now and 8123 has been used in their song lyrics, is the title of their own music festival, can be seen tatted up on many of their fans, is the title of their own record label and, of course, serves as the fanbase’s nickname: the 8123 Family. Alright – MUSIC – we’ve already gotten several of these songs released earlier, so I was just looking over the list to see what jumped out to me (Goodfellas cut) “Funny How?” jumped out to me because of Goodfellas (More Goodfellas cut), but once I listened to it . . . it’s more love song than Joe Pesci getting feisty (clip)
  • Quick Hits: The band Sheer Mag were just signed by Third Man Records (Jack White’s record company) and they put out a new song & video today called “All Lined Up” // Wilco have announced their new album Cousin with the lead single “Evicted.” The album—due out September 29th. // Doja Cat released a song called “Paint the Town Red” (clip)

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I need to shave, shower, and then France.

“I knew all the rules but the rules did not know me.” – by Eddie Vedder

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