new music friday (nmf) / Friday 05-31-24

morning babble / Friday 05-31-24


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!


That’s the Diamond Certified single from AWOLNATION called ‘Sail’.

What’s Diamond Certified? Selling over 10 million units. That’s a lot.


Morning Babble Opener

Happy Weekend – it’s officially summer, right? Actually, June 20th is when it’s really, really here. In the meantime, we tease ourselves that this beautiful weather is summer and will be enjoying it for the following 3 months. Unfortunately, by August, I’m like this kid in the backseat. (clip) Love that kid. That’s all of August and a good part of September. Nobody likes it that hot. Normally, I have to take a shower after going out and getting the mail – it’s unfortunate. (Sweaty Balls). Unfortunately – I think there is a lot of resisting. Nobody likes to be sweating . . . there. We should do something about music, am I right?

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!

  • At the end of March, AWOLNATION gave us the first taste of a new album to come with the song: “Panoramic View” (clip) We talked about. We liked the sound, but we didn’t have any other info. Today though, we get the announcement of the band’s fifth album: The Phantom Five. And – we also get a new song (clip) That’s “Jump. Sit. Stand. March.” from Aaron Bruno – who basically is AWOLNATION – gets some help in that song from Dead Sara’s Emily Armstrong. I know someone out there is concerned about Sara being dead. That’s a band – Dead Sara. Anyway, back to AWOLNATION – that new album arrives on August 30th . . . to help close out the summer. You know, the sweaty part of summer.
  • (“Without Me” clip) 51-year-old rapper – Eminem – 51, huh. That’ my age. He’s a little more advanced than me in his successes. (Hold up the subscribe card – You can do it!) Eminem has released a single and music video for the song “Houdini” (clip) The video has cameos from Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Pete Davidson as Em is remincising about some of his most iconic moments in video. (another clip) One last note – the album is most likely to be called: The Death of Slim Shady. Unfortunately, we don’t have an official release date. Fortunately, the rumor is that it should land this summer.
  • (“Spaghetti” cut) That song is off of Beyonce’s powerhouse album – Cowboy Carter. Helping out on that “Spaghetti” song (that’s the name) is Shaboozey (clip) Annnnnd – Shaboozey has an album of his own out now called Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going – throw rock, hip-hop, and country into a blender and you’ve got this album (clip) Just released in April – That’s “A Bar Song” (Tipsy) which was a huge hit. Today on Spotifiy, the newest tune being pushed has the help of Miley’s younger sister, Noah Cyrus. The song is called “My Fault” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: I talked about this before – Wilco has a six song EP arriving at the end of June . . . we were hoping for a new song from it but we now must patiently await its arrival /// Via Pitchfork, I learned: Beastie Boys’ classic 1994 album, Ill Communication, is getting a special deluxe edition reissue on vinyl to celebrate its 30th anniversary. 30 year anniversary – I was 21. Holy old. /// A band that I follow and like is bby. They have a new song out. It’s got a bad word in it. It’s “Messed Up” – go listen on the Spotify playlist /// And lastly, Snoop Dogg (clip) he has a Cali To Canada Tour beginning on June 3rd. To go along with it now, he teamed up with Warren G for a song called “Cali 2 Canada” (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 Nick Cave, Royel Otis, James Blake, 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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“Never let your fear decide your fate.” – by Aaron Bruno


“The older I get, the more I realize that you don’t have to be around people you don’t want to be around, and you don’t have to be in a situation you don’t want to be in. You have the power to rise up and leave.” – by Aaron Bruno

Go “Enjoy the Now” Every Body!

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