new music friday (nmf) / Friday 05-24-24

morning babble / Friday 05-24-24


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!

(Garfield Movie clip)

That was pretty much me last night when I covered my pasta with cheese

(food clip)

That’s what broke my 3-Day Fast along with some red wine and dark chocolate

(That’s Amore)

New Music Friday opener

Happy Weekend / Happy Memorial Day Weekend! The official kickoff to summer. AND – As prescribed by the government, all radio stations have countdowns this long holiday weekend, lik The Memorial Day 500 (sound effect) That’s a lot of songs, but not in a row of course, there’s commercials. Unless you go that SirusXM – love that thing. Also, this weekend that Garfield movie is out. By the way, That’s Amore – part of the Garfield soundtrack (clip) I’ll have a link at my website.

Why do I know that The Garfield Movie is out? Well, driving around the other day during my 3-Day Fast, I saw billboard of Garfield. Was I drawn to the cat? No. I saw it along side a promotion for the Tastykakes Cat Nap Cupcakes (pix) During a 3-Day Fast, it’s amazing how the sight or even thought of food makes one drool. I had to remove this from my area in fear of . . .

Countdown Clip

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!

  • 13 Songs, 47 minutes of tunage – the album is called Clancy from Twenty-One Pilots. (“Overcompensate” cut) – That’s “Overcompensate”, which we’ve been enjoying since it’s arrival back in February . . . on the 29th. Barely February. But today, we do receive all and so far I’m enjoying everything that I’m hearing – beginning to end.
  • (Clip of “Eyes Closed”) Now that one is Imagine Dragons and “Eyes Closed” – a song that they releasd a couple weeks ago. The first one of nine songs that will be appearing on their upcoming album – Loom – which fully drops on June 28th. Today though, we get song #2. I found myself dancing to this one. And if anybody knows me, I don’t dance well. I don’t – it’s not in me. I try. Anyway, the song that even made Brent dance – here’s “Nice To Meet You” (clip)
  • Vince Staples has released his final album on Def Jam Recordings – it’s titled: Dark Times. (picture of album cover) That’s the album cover – I like that. I also like the dark, somber sound I’m hearing throughout the album – a very chill musical ride. (“Shame on the Devil” clip) That song is called “Shame on the Devil” which was our album tease as it was released earlier this week. But now – we do have it all – I count 13 songs to sit back and enjoy. Also, for some more Vince Staples – he does have a Netflix comedy series creatively titled, “The Vince Staples Show” It’s a five-episode show that was released back in February and stars Staples as a (Pitchfork quote) “semi-fictionalized version of himself as he navigates life.” Again – Vince Staples. (sounder)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Oasis are reissuing a 30th year anniversary of their debut studio album, Definitely Maybe. I guess this is something to add to their 20th anniversary, which was obviously released 10 years.. As they keep reissuing older material, the Gallagher brothers refuse to reunite Oasis – come on bros, just kiss & make up and don’t be so greedy // A couple weeks ago, Gunna came out with a new album called One of Wun – I probably should have talked about it on New Music Friday and since I missed it – Missed Music Monday, but I didn’t. So, here it is. What caught my eye and ear – was the song that included Leon Bridges called “Clear My Rain.” Don’t just go and listen to that one though – be sure to check out the entire album. // The The are back with their first album since 2000. it’s called Ensoulment. // The band – DIIV – has a new album out called: Frog in Boiling Water – there’s a visual for everyone. Don’t worry, I won’t show a video of that. They’re are some out there. Anyway – here’s the band performing from the album – “Brown Paper Bag” (clip)

The way the band was up there, I envisioned Weezer for some reason and was ready for them to break out into some sort of upbeat sound (clip). It didn’t happen, but that’s okay, I’m still looking forward to listening to the rest of “Frog in Boing Water” (clip)

I’ll put a link to that clip on my website . . . in the meantime:

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 Andrew Bird – who has a new album out, Zach Bryan (yeah the country guy – Pink Skies – I listened), and yet another Fuller song – that dude is a machine! Plus, 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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“It’s amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn’t know what one can’t do.” – by Jim Davis (the Garfield cartoonist)

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