morning babble / Friday 08-25-23
Recapped exercise for the day: I called up my man, Cecil, and ran a 5k while talking to him. I wanted a slower paced-out run and he tolerated my heavy breathing. That’s a friend!
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!
Well, it’s officially fall or as I like to say Autumn. Not calendar-wise Pumpkin Spice Latte-wise. Did you get your Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks yet? I know some of you did. I did NOT yet. Driving around yesterday – time was NOT on my side, so I could not. I will getting one this weekend though. Here’s something odd – Always forget the 2nd “p” in pumpkin when spelling it. Just thought I would share. (clip)
New Music News: I was hoping for a single or something today but just news. Ed Sheeran has teamed up again with producer Aaron Dessner from The National for a new album. Due out on September 29th, we’ll get 14 tracks altogether neatly packaged under the title: Autumn Variations. Who connected Dessner to Sheeran, according to Rolling Stone, it was Dessner’s most famous collaborator, Taylor Swift. I’m going to be referencing her a couple times during this –
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!
- This past Tuesday we got a new song from the Black Pumas called: “More Than a Love Song.” (clip) The whole album for the Black Pumas comes out on October 27th and is called: Chronicles of a Diamond. You can get so many different versions of this album in vinyl: there’s clear vinyl – signed or unsigned / Limited Edition Silver Version / Europe UK version is Clear or Red / Texas Edition / Local Record Store Edition – which I’m a fan of, so Rainbow Records in Newark – I’m placing my order / Target, Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Urban Outfitters – each of those places have their own vinyl design. There’s more, too! Like 4 other options. Vinyl geeks rejoice! (applause)
- Sophia Allison, better known by her stage name Soccer Mommy, has a new album coming out on September 22nd. It’s an EP of her covering other songs and appropriately titled : Karaoke Night. It features a previously released version of Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” as well as songs by R.E.M., Pavement, and Slowdive. Today though, we can enjoy Soccer Mommy covering a song from Taylor Swift’s debut album: “I’m Only Me When I’m With You.” (clip)
- Via Twitter, sometimes known as X, Jack Antonoff’s band – Bleachers – posted the following: “On July 26, 2022, we played one of our best shows for a sold-out crowd at Radio City. That night meant so much to us that we turned it into a live album. This album is the document of the wild and intense tour behind ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night.’” Today, we got that album: Bleachers: Live at Radio City Music Hall. Speaking of Mr. Jack Antonoff, there is now a Mrs. Antonoff in his life. Last weekend, I was in New Jersey at LBI for the weekend. So was Jack Antonoff . . . for his wedding. You know who’s a friend of Jack’s? Taylor Swift. AND – she was there too! (clip) Did we see her or Jack Antonoff? No.
- Couple quick hits of new music: Recently, via a voice memo, Mitski announced music news about her upcoming album: The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We being released on September 15th. Voice memo? Did she randomly call someone and leave the message? What voice memo? Anyway, today we get a couple songs from that album: “Star” and “Heaven” // (record clip) Grandaddy has a whole album out today called Sumday: Excess Baggage // (record clip) Despite dropping a full album back in March, Lil Yachty just released a 4 song EP including this song with his shaky vocals: TESLA (clip) //
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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Everyone wants to get better. You go through life, you want to shift and change and get better. No one ever says, “I’m better.” They say, “I wanna get better.” – by Jack Antonoff