new music friday (nmf) / Friday 01-12-24

morning babble / Friday 01-12-24

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!

Paul Russell – Lil Boo Thing cut

“Not even half way through January and I’m playing that song and thinking of warmer weather. Is that really snow for Tuesday. I am so ready for June-uary. (off to the side) Does that even make sense?”

Paul Russell – Lil Boo Thing cut

Morning Babble Intro

New Music Friday:

Happy Weekend! Survived the first full workweek of the new year. How about them goals? Keeping the focus? I have to say I’m excited because I was able to add something to my morning routine arsenal to help me Win the Day.

To go along with my morning journal entry, I enjoy a good Daily Reading

The Vagabond’s Way: 366 Meditations on Wanderlust, Discovery, and the Art of Travel  – from Rolf Potts

The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living  – from Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

The Daily Pressfield – from Steven Pressfield

Let’s just jump into it and go (running man clip) 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 first one I’m really psyched on because I had no idea that they were coming out with something new. The Black Keys (Loney Boy) – that’s not the new song, that was “Lonley Boy”. BUT – coming out on April 5th is Ohio Players – the duo’s first full-length album since 2022’s Dropout Boogie. Now, the first song was actually co-written by Beck (Two Turntables) I don’t believe Beck is actually on this song, but simply helped scribble it out. However, if rumor has it, Beck does appear on another track along with rapper Juicy J. We don’t get that one today. The one we do get is “Beautiful People (Stay High)” (clip)
  • An album that I did know was arriving this year in 2024 was Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations by The Vaccines. We’ve already gotten several songs from the album last year – like 4. Don’t worry – there’s another six to enjoy. I’ve listened to them and my ears perked up to “Another Nightmare.” (clip) However, the one that Spotify is highlighting and the band came out for another video for is “Discount De Kooning” (clip)
  • Judah & the Lion made the announcement of their new album: The Process coming out in its entirety on May 10th. This is the band’s fifth full-length effort and the follow-up to 2022’s Revival. Posted on Instagram (clip) the band stated “One of our most difficult records to write as we aired out our struggles with grieving. You’re not alone, and we hope this record helps you feel that.” Here’s a clip of the released new track, “Is What It Is” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Missed this one last week – Liam Gallagher and Stone Roses guitarist John Squire are doing a little project together and shared a new song – “Just Another Rainbow” // Another one missed – Alkaline Trio with “Versions of You” – full album Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs arrives January 26th // The song “Hey” from Aura Davis comes along with a new video too. That sofa looks like the place to hang out (clip) // 21 Savage – new album is out: American Dream // Lil Nas X surprised us with a new song and video called “J Christ” – that’s right, singing about JC – wasn’t he a Backstreet Boy? // Via Rolling Stone, I saw that Suki Waterhouse was channeling France’s greatest & most popular singers Edith (eh deet) Piaf in the video for her new song “OMG” (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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I’m sorry – I know this Quote of the Day is a repeat from last year at some point, but I’m using it in my journal

“Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way.” – by Beck

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