Happy Birthday to All! / new music friday: Lyell, St. Vincent, Myles Smith / Singer from Destiny’s Child (Beyoncé) quote

morning babble / Friday 03-29-24

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!

“Rap God” cut

Maybe not quite like a Rap God, but I did feel pretty amazing after all those birthday wishes – many thanks again. However, the days that follow – so lonely.

“Back To Life” cut

Happy weekend / Happy Easter weekend to all who celebrate the bunny. One will be visiting here and there is going to be so much candy again. I think we just finished up the Halloween candy, too. Welp – I’m up for the challenge. (Get in my belly)

And I do want to say “Happy Birthday” to everyone. I’m going to miss some of your bdays this year and I’m so sorry when I do. I mean to send along the wishes – it’s just not something I always look for on the social media apps – I’ve turned off the notifcations and such – otherwise, I’d be time sucked away.

(Countdown Video)

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!

  • I think I would be banned from any new music talk, if I didn’t lead with this one. Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter has finally arrived in its entirety. We already received the singles “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ’Em” (clip) That’s the one – that Beyoncé made history as the first Black woman ever to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. With this album, I was excited to see AND HEAR – her version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” (clip) Spotify is pushing a duet she does with Miley Cyrus. However, the duet that jump out to me was the one with Post Malone – I bet it jumped out to certain jean company as well (clip) Now, I guarantee that Levi’s already knew this song was coming, but could you image them not – and then waking up today and just finding out? (Jim Carrey drop) Are there any songs about Morning Babble? 27 Songs on Cowboy Carter, but Nope.
  • (“Broken Man” cut) St. Vincent has a new album arriving on April 26th – called All Born Screaming. Couple weeks ago, we got the 1st single “Broken Man” which featured Dave Grohl on drums (cut) That’s Dave. And apparently, he is appearing on more than just one song on this new album. The second release also has the Foo Fighters lead man hitting the drums again. Looking forward to all the new music from St. Vincent, but today – let’s go and enjoy “Flea” (“Flea” cut)
  • At the beginning of the Babble, I played a cut of Soul II Soul’s “Back to Life” (clip) And – I just played it again. Vampire Weekend samples this same song within their 4th release rom their upcoming album: Only God Was Above Us – all out on April 5th. The song is called “Mary Boone” (clip) I dug a little deeper on this song, because I read the post from Pitchfork’s Matthew Strauss. I learned that “Mary Boone” is named after the New York gallery owner who was greatly influential in the 1980s. Boone closed her two galleries in 2019 ahead of a federal prison stint for offenses connected to tax fraud. She has now served her 30-month sentence and is out of prison.” Good – a happy ending and a good song. //
  • Several quick hits of new music: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer – Sheryl Crow just released her 11th studio album – it’s called Evolution // Someone that I’ve been tracking is Lyell – she appears along with two others on the new song “Lighthouse” // “Please, love this song, it’s personal” are some of the lyrics from the first song on Awolnation’s upcoming new album. This song was also one of the first songs writtern for it. This is “Panoramic View” (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.

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 Twenty One Pilots, The Talbott Brothers, and Myles Smith. By the way, I loved Myles’ Instagram post about receiving a big billboard of himself in the UK (clip) He states “thanks @amazonmusicuk for helping me convince my mum this is a real job.”

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“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé Knowles

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