Girl Power Playlist with Major Love for M.I.A. / New Music Friday: Black Keys, Sheryl Crow, girl in red

morning babble / Friday 03-08-24

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!

(Look What You Made Me Do – Swift)

Twice a week at my local gym, I have workouts with female trainer. My little girl loves the fact that I get my butt kicked by a girl. What makes it even better – her name is Taylor.

(Look What You Made Me Do – Swift)

Morning Babble Intro

“Daddy, did you get your butt kicked again by a girl?” Yes – yes, Violet I did. Girl Power. To find a good “Girl Power” song, I searched Spotify and they did have a “Girl Power” Playlist. #2 was that Taylor Swift song “Look What You Made Me Do”. There’s was nearly 200 songs on that list. I looked through a bunch of Beyonce, there was Pink, Sheryl Crow – more on her later, and M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) love me some M.I.A. – the song for the list was “Bad Girls” but I know that what she is probably best known for is the “Paper Planes” song (Paper Planes” cut) That’s off of M.I.A.’s album from 2007 titled Kala. I’ll give you another one to go listen to off of that same album: “World Town” (cut)

Little edgy – couldn’t play you the actual video. A little too much bang-bang. Good song though – I’ve run to that one, worked out to it. Hopefully, we’ll get some more new music from M.I.A. in the nearby future. In the meantime . . . (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Welcome to 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!

  • As the days get closer to April 5th (clip) we slowly get more and more music from the album titled: Ohio Players. This will be the 12th studio album from the band – The Black Keys. We’ve already gotten the songs “Beautiful People” and “I Forgot to Be Your Lover.” Today, we have a 3rd release. The song is called “This Is Nowhere.” (clip)
  • Back in September of 1992, Mr. Peter Gabriel had his first release off of his sixth studio album called Us. The song was “Digging in the Dirt.” (clip) 32 years later, he does back-up singing as Ms. Sheryl Crow takes the lead to do a cover of the same song (clip) Again, that’s “Digging in the Dirt” – the latest single from one of last year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sheryl Crow. It’s going to be on her 11th studio album called Evolution and all out in its full glory on March 29th.
  • (“Serotonin” Clip) That’s girl In red – like how she uses all lowercase for the name – and her song “Serotonin” which was pretty much the introduction to her sound. The album was from 2021. A new one is coming and she has called it: I’m Doing It Again Baby – comes out on April 12th. Today we have the album’s 2nd release, now again the album is I’m Doing It Again Baby. The new song – drop the I’m – and it’s called “Doing It Again Baby” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Bleachers just dropped an album in its entirety called – Bleachers. The song being pushed by Spotify is “Jesus is Dead.” Speaking of which – when’s Easter? // March 31st is when Peter Cottontail arrives – one day away from April Fool’s Day. I’m always amused when that does happen. Sorry – let’s transition back to music – Only God Was Above Us – the new album from Vampire Weekend to be released fully on April 5th. BUT – that’s not all that Vampire Weekend has been doing. Ahead of the album release, they have launched a podcast called Vampire Campfire // And lastly, Sam Beam aka Iron and Wine has a new album coming out on April 26th called Light Verse. We got a song today from that album called “All in Good Time” but – it’s duet that includes Fiona Apple (cut)

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

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify and yes, as I mentioned in the beginning, it’s a playlist of songs that I’ve talked about and thought about: so, you’ll see some new music there from Of Montreal, Gary Clark Jr., and Quavo – it’s a new stuff. I just didn’t get to it.

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“It’s not having what you want; it’s wanting what you’ve got.” – by Sheryl Crow

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