Black Pumas – in Philly! / new music friday: Green Day, Band of Horses, Dolly Parton / Walter Matthau quote

morning babble / Friday 01-19-24

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Black Pumas cut

“I saw the Black Pumas last night in Philly . . . so, they’re just a little bit on my mind.”

Black Pumas cut

Morning Babble Intro

Happy Snowy Weekend at least here in the NE. Lots of sledding . . . by the kids. From our deck, I can see the hill that the kids fly down. (clip)

So, if my son catches a cold, you all know why.

All good then. I can stay inside and fill up my Barry glass.

Back to my earlier comment of the Black Pumas and their show – amazing. (clip)

At the Filmore in Philadelphia / Got food and beverage prior to the show at Other Half Brewery – delish.

Black Pumas – Two guys – Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada (ka – sada)

Adrian – older dude – looks like Walter Matthau (ma – tau) (clip)

But damn, he can play the guitar. Didn’t Walter Matthau hook up with Sophia Loren one of those Grumpy Old Men Movies? (clip)

Eric Burton – what a breath of fresh air. Just glowed. Smiles all night. That voice.

Leather pants / Got my tight pants on (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 is one of the albums that I’ve been waiting for in the new year (clip) Some people weren’t really looking forward to it, but I do love me some Green Day. The album is Saviors and we’ve gotten to taste it over the past couple months with 4 songs that they have shared from it. BUT – there’s 11 more and, if my math is real good, that’s 15 in all. Also, this past week, the band did a bit with late night guy – Jimmy Fallon – where they surprised people in a New York subway with one of their classics (clip) Again, that’s Saviors – I’ve already listened to it all and I’m going to do it again and again this weekend (Meg Ryan clip)
  • Today, we received an acoustic live album from a band that I have multiple vinyl of and have seen several times in concert (clip) Band of Horses – this new album or volume has been 10 years in the making – it’s called Acoustic at The Ryman Vol. 2 because Volume 1 came out back in 2014. By the way, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the most iconic music stages located in Nashville, Tennessee on the edge of 5th Avenue North since its inception in 1881. Just about everyone has performed there, well not me, but important people and now Band of Horses have two volumes of albums to prove it (clip)
  • Last year – all the way back 2 months ago in November – Dolly Parton released a 30-track album called Rockstar – all kinds of studs and studdettes on there. Sting, Joan Jett, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus (clip). And now, the deluxe album of Rockstar is out where we get an additional 9 songs and one of those includes the band Maneskin singing with Dolly on her song “Jolene” (clip) I won’t lie. One of my favorite renditions of “Jolene” is with the incredible twosome of Jack White on Vocals & Guitar and Meg White on Drums – also known as The White Stripes (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: One of my favorites to chill with – Mat Kearney – released “Headlights Home” – not sure of a whole album yet, so I won’t be greedy and simply take this single // Taylor Swift’s bud – Jack Antonoff – his band, Bleachers has a new song out – “Tiny Moves” – full album on March 8th // Nicki Minaj has a new song out called “Press Play” and features Future. Did we find a clip that we can play? Only Nicki – that works. (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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“Perfection, to me ,means you spend much too much time trying to be perfect.” – by Walter Matthau

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