Thinking Back to My Firsts / new music friday: Myles Smith, Lost Frequencies, Bastille and bby / Phil Collins Quote

morning babble / Friday 12-29-23

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!

(Seven Little Girls clip)

Not much going on – It’s Taint week – Taint Christmas and it Taint New Years

(Seven Little Girls clip)

Morning Babble Opener

Like that opening song? From 1959, that’s Paul Evans (no relation) singing “Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Backseat.” He’s very jealous of Fred who’s the only dude in the back with those 7 girls. (clip)

So, almost 2024 – and the final New Music Friday list for 2023 – not too girthy and I know we all like girth.

Initially, the pickings were so slim that I was in panic mode and it made me think about some other things to talk about

Favorite Vinyl Album of 2023 – First Two Pages of Frankenstein by The National (clip)

When I went to pull this album, I stumbled across my first record received when I returned to collecting vinyl again – Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More (clip)

I then began remembering my firsts . . for music

My first CD was the self-titled Genesis album from 1983: Genesis by I couldn’t find the CD, only the cassette (clip)

I then thought back or backwards forward to my first iPod and the first downloaded album which was Plans by Death Cab for Cutie

Now, I mentioned that Mumford & Sons was my “return” to collecting vinyl. As a young boy, I had my favorite 45s that I collected and I found some of my favorites:

The Oak ridge Boys and “Elvira” (clip) Nobody sings like that anymore

I’ve got Buckner & Garcia with “Pac-Man Fever” (clip)

Olivia Newton-John singing about “working out” with Physical (clip)

and finally, I have the Theme Song from TV show “The Greatest American Hero” – the song is called “Believe It or Not”(clip)

Just thought I would share what I began digging up and finding.

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!

A very special New Music Friday because it lacks girth

  • We do have Myles Smith who is a singer apparently out of the UK . . . he’s got a strong social media presence – he has nearly half-a-million followers on Instagram. Is that close to me? (clip) Alright – recently – all the way back in November, Myles had the hit song “Solo” (clip) Today, we get the song “Behind” (clip)
  • Last month, Belgian DJ Lost Frequencies released his third studio album: All Stand Together – his first album since 2019. Today – he’s giving you exactly what you need as we head into 2024 is an uplifting song filled with optimism. Need that energy boost. Bastille joined forces with Lost Frequencies for the new single “Head Down” (clip)
  • This one is completely new to me – I believe the band is called bby and they came out with a 2-pack of songs today under the album title of: I just Want Next Year to Be Better. – that’s what caught my attention and made me smile. The two songs are “shhh” and “spinnin 88”. I jumped all over the place learning this from their Instagram, YouTube page, also, it appears that you can call them? I could be so wrong about some of this. I’m 50. Here’s shhh (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music that I’m looking forward to hearing in 2024! // January 12th – The Vaccines with Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations // January 19th – Green Day with Saviors // February 2nd – Brittany Howard with What Now // There’s also albums coming out from Jennifer Lopez, Usher, Lenny Kravitz, Bleachers, Cardi B, and so much more.

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

Taint Week – It’s also the week when outside decorations fall over and people don’t care anymore.  I don’t care if Santa is laying down – he’s tired anyway.

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In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”
— by Phil Collins / Actually lyrics taken from one of the songs from Disney’s Tarzan movie – “Son of Man”

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