Beastie Boys channel is back! / New Music Friday: Jimmy Buffett, Val Astaire, & The Rolling Stones

morning babble / Friday 09-08-23

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!

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In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the album Hello Nasty, The Beastie Boys Channel has made its return to SiriusXM airwaves for a limited time. I’ve been listening non-stop. I also have news about this Paul’s Boutique album.

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(Morning Babble)

Via Pitchfork’s Madison Bloom – On Saturday (September 9), the corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets in New York will be officially dubbed “Beastie Boys Square” with a celebration featuring appearances from Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. The historic locale was once home to Paul’s Boutique—the namesake of Beastie Boys’ pivotal sophomore LP, released in 1989. (Hey Ladies clip)

Before we get into New Music Friday – a little self-promotion – I’m always scolded that I don’t do this enough, so here we go.

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!

  • Last week, we lost the “Poet of Paradise” – Mr. Jimmy Buffett. Sounds of his music got played even more so over this past Labor Day weekend. Did you know that just as recently as July, he released a new song via radio only on WLNG 92.1 out of Sag Harbor, New York. Paul McCartney was on bass for this too – “My Gummie Just Kicked In” (clip) Again, that was initially only released on radio – nothing digitally. Today, we can hear it along with another new song – this one is called “Like My Dog” (clip)
  • Old guys – The Rolling Stones – will release Hackney Diamonds on October 20th. I’m sorry, they are old. Actually, I’m old, but Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, and Mick Jagger being 76, 79, 80 – they are definitely old-ER guys, but good for them. This is their first album of originals in 18 years and is kicked off with the first single which I was truly impressed by and enjoyed – “Angry” (clip) Wow – that looks like a fun ride (clip)
  • More old guys news – sort of – on October 27th, Nirvana will reissue In Utero for its 30th anniversary, with a host of unreleased concert recordings. These bonus tracks include full concerts from 1993 in LA and 1994 in Seattle. There’s a 5 CD box set for those into the Compact Disc OR for vinyl fans – an 8xLP box set. Yummy! (clip)
  • This is an album that I was looking forward to AND I actually sat in on a listening party via bandcamp prior to the release. My wife was working on her doctorate, I’m working on New Music Friday – same thing, right? (womp womp) Anyway – the new album from Val Astaire called Everything Good Must Happen Somewhere Else is all out in its glory today. 13 songs in total. The song being pushed by Spotify is “Supernova” (clip) That – “Welcome to the future” – I believe that part is his mom who narrates throughout the album. (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: If you like that Drake guy, the release date for his new album, For All the Dogs. It’s September 22nd – that’s 2 weeks // And for those of you into Olivia Rodrigo, well her album GUTS has a full drop today // Lastly, after their instant classic together “WAP” – Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion are back together again. Let’s flip it around and sing about the other side. “Bongos” (clip) Wait – that’s all I can play? (clip) That’s all I can play.

Thank you to Spotify, Rolling Stone, Apple Music, uDiscoverMusic, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, Dan Deluca of the Philly Inquirer & I know there’s more.

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