morning babble / Friday 09-29-23
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“I like Jason Kelce. Go Birds.”
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Morning Babble intro
Happy Weekend! Almost ended my 3-Day Fast early – almost 2 days and 21 hours. I so wanted to pound a beverage or two. “Does he have a problem?” I’m good, but thanks work for almost blowing that fast. I ended up having delicious soup, bread, and white wine. Chocolates afterwards. Delightful. / Typically, I have tacos or chicken wings (drop)
Self-promotion time –
Isn’t that exciting.
A little bit of New Music News
All this talk about Jason Kelce’s brother and his brother’s girlfriend . . . I thought we would get a new song or something today from her. “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” will be available Oct. 27, the same date the original album was released nine years ago. exclusive bonus track will be available on the tangerine edition of the vinyl, which will be available at Target stores on Oct. 27. “Sweeter Than Fiction”
From the Vault – “Is It Over Now?” / “Now That We Don’t Talk” / “Say Don’t Go” / “Suburban Legends” / and the last one was just put out “Slut” – Now, Travis – I was just saying the song title that she wrote – I like Taylor. (drop)
I might order it for my daughter (right)
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!
- Math symbol fanatic, Ed Sheeran, ran out of math symbols for his newest album has made an apparent shift to the seasons. I’m not guaranteeing 3 more albums in the next year. Weezer did this trick a year ago. Today’s album drop is called: Autumn Variations – 14 new songs – nearly 50 minutes of new music. Spotify is highlighting “American Town.” (clip)
- I’ve never been a big Rolling Stones fan. Maybe it’s because Jagger reminds me of someone who was sort of a bully to me when growing up (Christmas Story drop). It’s okay we’re good now, but Mick’s image still emits that initial fear to me. I respect the Stones. I played them a lot on the radio and always understood that they obviously belonged there – on those Rock stations of my past. Fast forward to today (sounder) I am all in on their new music and I’ve already enjoyed their first new song “Angry” (clip) and the video. But now the collaborations on their 2nd single includes Lady Gaga singing along and Stevie Wonder on fancy piano “Sweet Sounds of Heaven” (clip) By the way – The Lady Gaga had just stopped by to say hello as she was recording in the same studio, and started singing along to the track.
- Wilco’s frontman, Jeff Tweedy, has released 4 solo albums and 3 books over the past decade. So, he’s been busy. There’s also been a couple Wilco albums mixed in as well as a deluxe reissue edition of their 2002 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Today though – it’s back to Wilco with their new album – Cousin – and here’s the title track of the album . . . “Cousin”: (clip)
- Several quick hits of new music: If you’re a Peter Gabriel fan and you looked to the sky to see the recent full moon, you know what’s up – another new song – this one is called “This Is Home” // Pearl Jam released a live version of “Black” from their very first show of 2023 in St. Paul. Not sure if that means an entire live album is coming – I’ll take it, but I’m greedy though too – get me that album of new material! // Today, you can listen to nearly 3 hours of music spread out over 65 songs of Dookie – Green Day’s 30 Anniversary of this famed album // Lil Wayne’s album is out in its entirety and is called The Fix Before Tha VI – track one includes the work of one of my favs – Jon Batiste. This is “Act Up.” (clip)
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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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
““The world doesn’t owe you anything. You have to work for everything you get and you have to appreciate every bit of success the world gives you.” – by Jason Kecles’ brother’s girfriend aka Taylor Swift