The Geriatric Guy is loving his INXS / New Music Friday: The National, Childish Gambino, Slash / Donald Glover quote

morning babble / Friday 05-17-24


This is the scribble that leads to the babble.

Sometimes, it gets tidied up; other times, not so much.

When all else fails: there’s video!

(INXS – Devil Inside 12″ Mix)

Hi – my name is Brent Evans and I still double space after typing the period of a sentence.
On a similar note of showing my age, my doctor is officially listed under Geriatric Medicine.

(INXS – Devil Inside 12″ Mix)

(Morning Babble Opener)

Happy Weekend – why do I say that every week, because that’s the goal – a Happy Weekend

The last thing that I want to become is that grumpy old guy (clip)

Although, I am feeling my workouts a little longer. Still having a knee issue from a little slip that I had 2 months ago. And my bum shoulder makes me terrified to revisit BJJ again. Is that griping? That’s why I turn to music for a pick me up (New Sensation – Nick 12″ Mix)

That’s the Nick 12″ Mix of the INXS song – “New Sensation” which is part of a collection of nine strictly limited edition colored vinyl 12” records called All Juiced Up Part 2. Features remixes of songs such like the one I played at the beginning today “Devil Inside”, ‘New Sensation” and “Taste It” (clip) I love INXS but I realize that’s a sound that isn’t necessarily for today . . . to some people. Therefore . . .

(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!

  • First up – I was happy to see one of my favorite bands with a new song (clip) That’s the National with the Talking Heads cover “Heaven.” Over the past few months, A24 Music have been sharing songs from a new compilation album called: Everyone’s Getting Involved: A Tribute To Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense. It all started back in January with Paramore’s version of “Burning Down The House” (clip)
  • Alright – so, this is confusing . . . hence, the warning. Four years ago, Donald Glover shared a Childish Gambino album that he quietly posted and listed as 3.15.20. That was lockdown time of the pandemic. No real promotion behind it – so, it just sat there. This past week, there was a rerelease that Glover described as “the finished version of 3.15.20.” This time it’s been given a title – Atavista – and includes 11-tracks – one of which is a new song which features Young Nudy. This is called “Little Foot Big Foot” (clip)
  • Slash – the guitarist from Guns N Roses – has his new solo album out called: Orgy of the Damned – that’s a fun name (clip) Enjoying the cover of the Cream song “Crossroads” with a little help from Gary Clark Jr. – one of my favorite guitarists of today. This album is similar to Slash’s self-titled album of 2010 – a collection of tracks with different singers. However, unlike the Slash album, Orgy of the Damned (imagine getting that invite) has older songs and is more a collection of bluesy covers, (clip) The songs like that one there with AC/DC’s Brian Johnson or the Chris Stapleton one are very well done and released recently. I’m intrigued with Track #1 with The Black Crowes lead man – Chris Robinson – his voice has like a grizzled sound to it. I’m digging it. This is the Steppenwolf cover of “The Pusher” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: The band from Athens, Georgia – Of Montreal – yeah, band is not from Canada. Quick explanation, lead singer Kevin Barnes deemed the band name after a failed romance between himself and a woman “of Montreal”. Ahhhhh. Anyway – new album from them dropped called Lady on the Cusp // Can’t miss this one – Billie Eilish’s new album is fully out in its glory and called Hit Me Hard and Soft. // Aaron Maine has announced a new album as Porches. The album – Shirt arrives September 13th, but today we have the new single “Joker” (clip)

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

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify. 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 Mat Kearney, A Boogie Wit a Hoodie, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and anything that I really messed up and missed – well, that’s why I’ll be doing Missed Music Monday on Monday. 

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“If it makes you nervous- you’re doing it right.” – by Donald Glover

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