Watching Clerks again . . . with my son! / new music friday: Eminem, Lana Del Ray, Childish Gambino / Kevin Smith quote

morning babble / Friday 07-05-24


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!

(Clerks clip)

Well, I watched Clerks with my 15-year-old son. It was fun. Not sure if I did good parenting there, but it was defnitely fun.

(Clerks clip)

(Morning Babble intro)

Happy Weekend – I apologize ahead of time for the AC vent fan running. With today’s heat, there ain’t no stopping that AC today. I’ll just talk “really louder.” Also, I’m hoping every one was able to enjoy a long holiday weekend. Some people had to work though – like the people in the ER for all those firework shenanagins. (clip)

And that’s why I stay inside. That and air conditioning. Back to the Clerks movie from 1994 (clip) Yes – I fully believe that the movie is a theatrical masterpiece, but I’m not going to talk about that. Instead, movie soundtracks. I miss them (dance clip) The song in the background that Jay and Silent Bob are getting their groove on to is “Violent Mood Swings” from Stabbing Westward. (clip) The rest of the movie and soundtrack includes songs from Girls Against Boys, Bad Religion, and Alice in Chains (“Got Me Wrong” clip) Speaking of Alice in Chains – they were very much a part of another great soundtrack of alltime which just turned 32 this past June 30th. I’m talking about the movie Singles and it’s soundtrack which included all the rockers of that time: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Screaming Trees, Mother Love Bone and, yes, Alice in Chains (clip) I don’t have enough time for it, but Mallrats had a killer soundtrack too.

(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!

  • Couple weeks ago – the Detroit rapper – Eminem released a new song from his upcoming album (“Houdini” clip) The song was called “Houdini.” He’s back again with another new song but this time, he’s joined by couple fellow Michiganders. Big Sean and BabyTron can be heard on the 2nd release of the new album which is called: The Death of Slim Shady and due out in its entirety next Friday (7/12). Here’s the song – “Tobey” (clip)
  • I’m a little out of the loop on this one, but I guess it’s been teased out for a couple weeks on social media about something going on between Quavo and Lana Del Rey. Both have remained shhhhh about the nature of their relationship, neither confirming nor denying the dating rumors. So, what did they just do? They released a new song together called “Tough” (clip) That’s very snuggly. Good crossover song with the hip-hop/country thing going on. Apparently, the song might be highlighted on the new country album from Lana Del Ray called: Lasso and could be coming out this September.
  • (“Little Foot Big Foot” clip) Last month, actually it’s now July, so two month’s ago Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino did a rerelease which he described as “the finished version of 3.15.20.” This time it was given the title – Atavista (“Atavista” clip) But now, he has released another new song, but this time off what Glover claims is the “final” Childish Gambino album, Bando Stone & the New World, is out July 19. This is “Lithonia” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: If the sound of country is your taste in music, then you are in luck. Zach Bryan released over an hour of music spread out amongst 19 songs under the album title of: The Great American Bar Scene // Killer Mike is still killing it. Via the 2024 BET Awards, he won Album of the Year for Michael. A whole new single dropped called “Humble Me.” I won’t lie. I’m looking forward to the next Run the Jewels album, Mike // and finally I’m cheering this one on and I’ve always been a closet fan of Kesha (clip) Today, she has releasesd her first single as an independent artist called “Joyride” (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 Sam Roberts Band, Huey Mack and the very prolific, Fuller (ready for the album) 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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