new music friday (nmf) / Friday 12-15-23

morning babble / Friday 12-15-23

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!

(Christmas Tree Farm clip)

There’s only one person that might be more popular than Taylor Swift right now

(Santa – I know him)

But it’s really, really close

(Christmas Tree Farm clip)

Morning Babble intro

Happy Weekend

Talk about the elf with tongs / Sprinkle with Cinnamon, give a marshmallow bath, or in emergency situations, place him or her under the tree since that’s where the magic occurs

Enjoy the now – kids at the window

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!

  • Back on April 29th, Willie Nelson turned 90. That’s a birthday celebration with a whole lot of birthday cake . . . and brownies. Well, they recorded it and are playing it back for all of us on Sunday night, December 17th. Held in LA – where else? – it featured performances from Nelson himself (making him work on his birthday), plus Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg, Norah Jones, Beck (clip) – that song from Beck is of course a Willie cover – “Hands on the Wheel.” This event took place on Willie’s actual birthday of April 29th and the April 30th – a two day event. Back to all the performers, you’ll also get to hear Miranda Lambert, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton. and while Gary Clark Jr. plays on guitar, Leon Bridges covering the Willie song “Night Life” (clip) The album has officially dropped and is called Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 (Live at the Hollywood Bowl) – 53 songs, over 3 hours of music. (clip – Happy Birthday Willie)
  • The Talbott Brothers – I’ve talked about these guys before (“Dancing in the Dark” clip) That’s them doing the Springsteen cover of “Dancing in the Dark.” However, tis the season for some holiday tunes and they’ve done it in the past and have done it well, so why not do it again (clip) It’s called “That Spirit of Christmas.” I was amused by the cover (pix) Looking so good guys (pix) Did my mom send that in?
  • We go from one fun album cover to another (clip) Ehhh – that’s a different kind of fun. Reneé Rapp teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion for that new song: “Not My Fault” – it’s first single from the official soundtrack for the upcoming Mean Girls movie due out in Jan. //
  • Several quick hits of new music: Wilmington DE native – Richard Raw – has dropped a new album called: The Crown. He was recently featured in the Delaware Magazine Out & About – click here // Lil Baby closing out 2023 with a 2-pack of new songs – we get “Crazy” and “350″ // Sammy Rash came out with another new song called “you+me” – that dude is a song machine! // And finally, 65 years after it’s “new music” release, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is officially the most popular song in the U.S. (clip)

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

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“If you wait for tomorrow to follow your dreams, by the time that you get there, they’re gone.” – by Willie Nelson

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