Will Taylor see a Travis shadow at the Grammys? / new music friday: Ben Rector, Donna Missal, Pet Shop Boys / Ozzy Quote

morning babble / Friday 02-02-24

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(Bill Murray Clip)

Happy Groundhog Day Weekend – Wonder if there are places that celebrate all weekend – you know drink every time that you see your shadow? Non-stop showing of Bill Murray.

(Bill Murray Clip)

Morning Babble Opener

For those who don’t know – Groundhog Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow which means an early spring is thankfully on the way. If the rodent news doesn’t interest you – it’s also a Grammy Weekend – which means we don’t get away from Taylor Swift – I’m not trying to by the way, but some people apparently are. We do . . . sorta get away from Travis Kelce who will NOT be at the Grammys – apparently, it’s a travel day for this Super Bowl thingy that he’s got to do. I’m a little scared to even bring up Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce because of all these conspiracy theories flying around. All I have to say about that – “Be Best”er than that. (I didn’t say that part in the video . . . maybe it wasn’t so so bad?) (Swift clip)

Alright – if you don’t believe in either of those Groundhog or Grammys festivities then just Happy Weekend and let’s get into NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

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!

  • Donna Missal – this girl can sing (clip) and she’s back with a new song (Black Sabbath clip). Alright, so it’s a cover song of Black Sabbath’s “Changes”, but it’s a new song for her (clip) and it’s also in the movie – Scrambled – which is in theatres now. Speaking of Black Sabbath, couple weeks ago, their lead guy who goes by Ozzy Osbourne (clip) he announced no more touring, which is probably a good thing – his recent tours they propped him up in front of the mic like some sort of cardboard cutout. Donna Missal though – she is touring. Actually I’m going to see her next month in Philly at the Foundry.
  • (West End Girls cut) That’s old Pet Shop Boys but they do have some new Pet Shop Boys out. Initially, I was going to say since when? But – apparently back in 2020, they released an album called Hotspot – I apologize but it was not or never on my radar. Today though, we get a new single from their upcoming album called – Nonetheless. Full drop is on April 26th. The song “Loneliness” is here today (clip)
  • Last year on March 29th, Mr. Ben Rector performed live at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. As mentioned, a couple weeks ago, the Ryman Auditorium is one of the most iconic music stages and has been around since 1881. A whole lot of people have performed on its stages. So, Ben Rector is capturing this memory with maybe a live album? I know that we got a one live single called “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive” (clip) I loved the fact that he kept that part in with the song (clip)
  • Another live album that appears to be in the works but not from Nashville and its Ryman Auditorium is from Shinedown – today we get the live version of “A Symptom of Being Human” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Last week, I mentioned how we had a snippet (like 20 seconds) of the new Billy Joel song “Turn the Lights Back On” – well, we now have the full song of 3 minutes and 59 seconds // Mike Shinoda released an album containing a new reinterpretation of the songs “Already Over” and “In My Head” – ties in with @EndelSound, which is “personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax, and sleep.” // As Porno For Pyros get ready for their “Horns, Thorns en Halos Farewell Tour,” they have been releasing new music along the way. Today we get “Little Me” (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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“Maybe it’s not too late to learn how to love and forget how to hate.” – by Ozzy Osbourne

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