My first time was with? / new music friday: Buble & Derulo, JT, Alien Ant Farm, Elbow, and Heidi Klum / Billy Joel quote

morning babble / Friday 01-26-24

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Billy Joel cut (Scenes from an Italian Restaurant)

You always remember your first. 🙂 For me that was Billy Joel – what did you think that I was going to say?

Billy Joel cut (Piano Man)

Morning Babble Opener

Yes – Happy Weekend! If you want to add some other extra-curricular adjectives in there – go for it. I won’t hold you back.

Woke up today and WOW – very excited at some of the New Music that I saw. Several surprises of Brent music too!

Real quick though – yes – Billy Joel was the first concert that I ever went to. In Philly at the Spectrum which is the last location that my beloved Flyers ever won a Stanley Cup. That building is of course gone now. (body check) Back to Billy. We don’t have new music today, but we will actually get new music from him next Thursday. Song is called “Turn the Lights Back On” and then a few nights later, he’ll take the stage at the Grammy Awards in LA. He has teased us with a clip (play what I can). That’s it. It’s only 30 seconds worth and it’s mainly credits, but the whole song – next Thursday.

Before we get onto the main course of New Music Friday – I do have a couple things to address. Shoes. I posted about new running shoes and only showed the boxes. People reached out and were frustrated. They wanted specifics. Today – I’ll show the Hokas, because that’s what I ran in today. They are the new Mach X.

Also – SIGN UP!!!!!! (You can do it!)

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!

  • So, as we patiently await for the new Billy song, we do have JT delivering today (clip) That’s Mr. Justin Timberlake with his latest song “Selfish”. New album Everything I Thought I Was is being delivered on March 15th. For this album, he claims that he recorded 100 Songs for and had to filter that down to 18 – claims that it’s his best work. I’ll tell you his best work (Have you naked by the end of this song) That line always gets me. That’s confidence.
  • (clip of Smooth criminal) Remember them? That’s Alien Ant Farm and they have announced their first new album in nearly a decade, ~mAntras~. And they do have a new song out that sorta has their classic sound. song is called “So Cold” (clip)
  • Tajin – tuh*heen. Tajin is a spice mix made up of salt, lime, and chilies. In Spanish that means “thunder or smoke”. I love it around the rim of a Margarita glass. Why am I talking about this? Here’s “Spicy Margarita” (clip) And yes – that’s the dynamic duo of Michael Buble and Jason Derulo. Who saw that one coming? Probably the same person that saw a new song coming from Heidi Klum
  • (Heidi cut) That’s right “Sunglasses at Night” from the former Mrs. Seal. Is that right to say? (Seal cut)
  • Several quick hits of new music and it’s all Brent music: Elbow (point to it) have announced a new album, AUDIO VERTIGO which is out March 22nd, and shared its first single, “Lovers’ Leap” // Alkaline Trio’s new album is all out // Gary Clark Jr. is back with his first new music in almost 5 years. Today we get four new studio tracks from his upcoming album, JPEG RAW, set for release on March 22nd // Alkaline Trio – I’ve touted this one for several weeks, but the whole album is out today and is called Blood, Hair, and Eye Balls. The first track caught my attention (“Hot for Teacher”) No – not the Van Halen song, but “Hot for Preacher” (clip)

They actually never sing “Hot for Preacher” in that song. Anyway – looking forward to digging into the rest of that album from Alkaline Trio.

That was your New Music Friday

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 are not doing what you love, you are wasting your time.” – by Billy Joel

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