Nothing good on TV except for The Bear / New Music Friday: Grace Bowers, The Dare, & JD McPherson / Ayo Edebiri Quote (as Sydney)

morning babble / Friday 06-28-24


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!

(Eddie Vedder “Save It For Later” cut)

That’s Eddie Vedder Covering The English Beat’s “Save It For Later” – as heard on the only good thing on television right now – Season 3 of The Bear

(Eddie Vedder “Save It For Later” cut)

Morning Babble Intro

Happy Weekend! It’s still hot out. Sprinkler time or better yet – slip and slide time (clip) You felt every root in the backyard during that “fun” – all while ruining the grass. Dad was never happy. So – that’s what to do during the day. At night – what’s good on TV, but The Bear! (clip) I’m not going to ruin it for anyone. I’ve only seen Episode 1 of this third season. Episode 2 apparently has that Eddie Vedder song in it (another clip) Season 3 of The Bear is all out too – all 10 episodes. I am NOT much of a binge watcher. I like to spread out my enjoyments of the show. My wife on the other hand – she could binge watch and go until 4am or until or eyes bleed (clip) We’ll probably have the season done by Monday. If you haven’t seen it – The Bear – it’s on Hulu. It’s a must. I truly want to be a part of something like this – one day. It’s just so good and so inspiring at the same time for me.

(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!

  • The moment I heard the first couple notes of this song, I perked up. (clip) Then, the drums came in along with vocals. (clip) “Who is this?” I asked aloud and quickly found out its someone that I’ve witnessed live: J.D. McPherson (clip) That song is “Sunshine Getaway” and it’s the first tease of McPherson’s fourth album: Nite Owls which will become available on September 27th. (Christmas clip) Alright it’s McPherson’s fifth album if you include his holiday album – Socks – which is only one of the greatest collection of original Christmas songs of all time. (Happy Ho, Ho, Ho to you) Hmmm, might be tied with Sia.
  • (clip) ‘Tell Me Why U Do That’ is the name of that song. AND – I know – I’ve talked about this 17 year old guitar prodigy before – her name is Grace Bowers and and her band is called The Hodge Podge. I was all in on that other song, but today we get the title track of her highly anticipated debut album which arrives on August 9th called “Wine On Venus” (clip)
  • (“Girls” Beastie Boys clip) Anytime I get the chance to play a Beastie Boys song – I will. The band – The Dare – had their own version of a song called “Girls” (clip) Little edgy and taken from their EP titled: The Sex EP – no beating around the bush there, just all out going for it. Today, a new song from The Dare is here (“Perfume” cut) Called “Perfume” that’s the first release off of their debut album: What’s Wrong With New York? – fully exposed on September 6th. By the way, my go to karaoke song is the Beastie Boys “Paul Revere” (clip)
  • Sorry – we’re back and I promise NOT to sing. Several quick hits of new music: The sixth album from the band: Imagine Dragons is out now 10 songs, but just a minute past a half an hour of music – it’s called Loom // Jack Kays who’s from Cinncinnati, Ohio – that’s what I read everywhere as I tried to find out about a possible new album. He does have a new song out called “Blow It”. Here’s my only political comment of the show – the favorite horse of President Grant went by the name of Cincinnati // Chaz Bear who is known professionally as Toro y Moi – isn’t that a mix of Spanish and French? Anyway, due out September 6th, is his album: Hole Erth. Couple weeks ago – actually missed this one – it came out on June 12th – a Wednesday – the song is called “Tuesday” (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 Megan Thee Stallion, The Moss, The Kid Laroi who just like The Dare and The Beasties sings about “Girls” One more cut? (clip) 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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“Why can’t we put everything that we have into everything that we can?” – the actress Ayo Edebiri (Eye-O Uh-Deb-er-ee) said that in her role of Sydney on The Bear

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