Pearl Jammin’ with the Flyers / Define: Album / new music friday: , Myles Smith, Vampire Weekend, 24kGoldn, Cardi B

morning babble / Friday 03-15-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

(“Why Go” cut)

What happens after you go to Pearl Jam night at the Flyers game. You begin playing PJ.

(“Why Go” cut)

Morning Babble Intro

What happens for Pearl Jam night. For starters, we get a cool shirt with the Flyers mascot Gritty doing the Eddie Vedder thing with jumping over the speakers. Pearl Jam written in the back. We were there early for a show by The Ledbetters – a really good Pearl Jam tribute band who performs throughout the Philly area (cut) As for the hockey game, my Flyers lost. Wasn’t pretty. Did we leave early? The final was 6 -2 – what do you think? I still have faith though. I’m hoping for some Flyers PLAYOFF hockey. (“Alive” clip) Back to Pearl Jam – they have a new album out on April 19th aka Taylor Swift release day. What no Taylor Swift cut? (Pearl Jam) Alright, just Pearl Jam – no new new music today ever since the single was released that’s goes by the same name of the album: Dark Matter (“Dark Matter” clip) After the 4/19 release day, April 20th is Record Store Day. Last year, Pearl Jam had this live album released on vinyl. Hoping for something this year 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!

  • First up – Vampire Weekend (clip) I just love playing clips of them. Anyway – they are back with a third release off of their new album: Only God Was Above Us – all out on April 5th. We already got “Capricorn” and “Gen-X Cops.” Last week, I mentioned that they have kicked off a podcast as well called Vampire Campfire. Vampire boys have been busy. Back to the new song that also arrives with a new music video – it’s “Classical.” (clip)
  • Myles Smith – I’ve talked about him recently a couple times (clip – Sweater Weather) That’s a cover of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” – it’s a song that really set him off online. Growing up, Myles began by singing covers of Chris Martin, Mumford & Sons and Ed Sheeran. However, he’s a big boy now and has his own original sound out, like “Solo” (clip) That’s one of the songs off his upcoming album release on March 29th called You Promised A Lifetime. Not only have we gotten the song, “Solo”, but there’s been 3 other releases. And now – a fifth – we’re going have the whole shi-bang before we know it. Here’s the latest: “Betting On Us”. (clip)
  • 24kGoldn released what is called an album today – Growing Pains. But – it’s only 7 songs and just under 20 minutes of music. Does that count as an album? (Jeopardy sounder) Here’s the definition of an album “a collection of songs with a side A and a side B representing the two sides of a long-playing (LP) vinyl record. An EP, or Extended-play album is shorter than an LP album but longer than a two-sided single—they’ll typically feature 4-5 tracks with a playtime of 25 to 30 minutes.” So, I guess 24kGoldn has himself an album regardless. I do like the song “Good Intentions” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Dua Lipa has officially announced her new album, Radical Optimism and it arrives May 3rd // Feeling a little “off” after splitting with Offset, Cardi B appears to slowly be having more and more fun making some music – “Enough (Miami)” – can I play a cut? (clip) That’s it – go listen for yourself and enjoy – it is a fun one. // And finally, one of my favorites that I’ve been tracking – Elbow: their album Audio Vertigo comes out next Friday – the 22nd, but they gave us another single to enjoy until then called: “Good Blood Mexico City” (cut)

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

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify and yes, 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 Ben Rector, DaBaby, Trippie Red, and Bon Jovi (clip) not that song, but another one by the Jersey Boy – it’s new stuff that I just didn’t get to for today.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Don’t ever go with the flow. Be the flow.” – Jay-Z

“Quote of the Day” – Thursday 03-14-24

morning babble / Thursday 03-14-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range

Happy Friday Eve! / I’m on a 3-Day Fast from my Family! They’ll be back tomorrow!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers (actor, humorist, airport)

Missed Music Monday – 03-11-24

morning babble / Monday 03-11-24

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Back in December, the movie Wonka came to theaters. As explained on Wikipedia, it was a musical fantasy film that tells the origin story of Willy Wonka of his early days as a chocolatier.

(Missed Music Monday opener)

Released on the same day as the movie Wonka, but not associated with the film nor on its soundtrack was a song from Jagwar Twin called: “Bad Feeling (Oompa Loompa)”

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Missed Music Monday – obviously, I missed this song back in December. And then, digging into the music of Jagwar Twin, I missed a lot. Some good music there – it’s an alternative pop/rock sound that mixes in accordians and children’s choirs, as for what’s in the pipeline, nothing new since this “Bad Feeling” song.

(cut)

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Tune in tomorrow for: Quote of the Day!

“Quote of the Day” – Sunday 03-10-24

morning babble / Sunday 03-10-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range

Charcuterie Board – Yesssssssssssssssssssssssss!

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“Don’t be afraid to take risks and step outside your comfort zone. That’s where the magic happens.” – Neil Strauss (author)

Girl Power Playlist with Major Love for M.I.A. / New Music Friday: Black Keys, Sheryl Crow, girl in red

morning babble / Friday 03-08-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

(Look What You Made Me Do – Swift)

Twice a week at my local gym, I have workouts with female trainer. My little girl loves the fact that I get my butt kicked by a girl. What makes it even better – her name is Taylor.

(Look What You Made Me Do – Swift)

Morning Babble Intro

“Daddy, did you get your butt kicked again by a girl?” Yes – yes, Violet I did. Girl Power. To find a good “Girl Power” song, I searched Spotify and they did have a “Girl Power” Playlist. #2 was that Taylor Swift song “Look What You Made Me Do”. There’s was nearly 200 songs on that list. I looked through a bunch of Beyonce, there was Pink, Sheryl Crow – more on her later, and M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) love me some M.I.A. – the song for the list was “Bad Girls” but I know that what she is probably best known for is the “Paper Planes” song (Paper Planes” cut) That’s off of M.I.A.’s album from 2007 titled Kala. I’ll give you another one to go listen to off of that same album: “World Town” (cut)

Little edgy – couldn’t play you the actual video. A little too much bang-bang. Good song though – I’ve run to that one, worked out to it. Hopefully, we’ll get some more new music from M.I.A. in the nearby future. In the meantime . . . (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Welcome to New Music Friday

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!

  • As the days get closer to April 5th (clip) we slowly get more and more music from the album titled: Ohio Players. This will be the 12th studio album from the band – The Black Keys. We’ve already gotten the songs “Beautiful People” and “I Forgot to Be Your Lover.” Today, we have a 3rd release. The song is called “This Is Nowhere.” (clip)
  • Back in September of 1992, Mr. Peter Gabriel had his first release off of his sixth studio album called Us. The song was “Digging in the Dirt.” (clip) 32 years later, he does back-up singing as Ms. Sheryl Crow takes the lead to do a cover of the same song (clip) Again, that’s “Digging in the Dirt” – the latest single from one of last year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sheryl Crow. It’s going to be on her 11th studio album called Evolution and all out in its full glory on March 29th.
  • (“Serotonin” Clip) That’s girl In red – like how she uses all lowercase for the name – and her song “Serotonin” which was pretty much the introduction to her sound. The album was from 2021. A new one is coming and she has called it: I’m Doing It Again Baby – comes out on April 12th. Today we have the album’s 2nd release, now again the album is I’m Doing It Again Baby. The new song – drop the I’m – and it’s called “Doing It Again Baby” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: Bleachers just dropped an album in its entirety called – Bleachers. The song being pushed by Spotify is “Jesus is Dead.” Speaking of which – when’s Easter? // March 31st is when Peter Cottontail arrives – one day away from April Fool’s Day. I’m always amused when that does happen. Sorry – let’s transition back to music – Only God Was Above Us – the new album from Vampire Weekend to be released fully on April 5th. BUT – that’s not all that Vampire Weekend has been doing. Ahead of the album release, they have launched a podcast called Vampire Campfire // And lastly, Sam Beam aka Iron and Wine has a new album coming out on April 26th called Light Verse. We got a song today from that album called “All in Good Time” but – it’s duet that includes Fiona Apple (cut)

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

Be sure to check out the playlist on Spotify and yes, 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 Of Montreal, Gary Clark Jr., and Quavo – it’s a new stuff. I just didn’t get to it.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“It’s not having what you want; it’s wanting what you’ve got.” – by Sheryl Crow

Missed Music Monday – Mmmmmmmm!

morning babble / Monday 03-04-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Welcome to Monday! On Fridays – I do New Music Friday – and now for Mondays, I do:

(Missed Music Monday opener)

(show the blue card – MMM)

(1) First up – Dead Poet Society – they had their album – FISSION – come out back in January and I didn’t know about them. Another album was done back in 2021. Band formed in 2016 – out of Boston. Anyway – a Spotify playlist was highlighting their song “My Condition” and liked it a lot. (clip)

(2) Next up – Judah and the Lion have their new album: The Process coming out May 10th. The album is structured around the five stages of grief. Another track was released this past Friday and is called “Great Decisions” (clip)

That’s all I got time for! Missed Music Monday! Tune in tomorrow for: Quote of the Day!

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Lots of sexual energy for St. David’s Day / New Music Friday with Miley Cyrus, Elbow Charli XCX / Local sounds, too (near DE)

morning babble / Friday 03-01-24

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Tom Jones Drop of “It’s Not Unusual”

March 1st is Saint David’s Day – the feast day of Saint David, who is the patron saint of Wales. My name is Brent Evans and I’m Welsh. More importantly – so is Tom Jones.

Tom Jones Drop of “It’s Not Unusual”

Morning Babble intro

So, yes Happy St. David’s Day – the people of Wales have Tom Jones, Catherine Zeta Jones, Anthony Hopkins, and me – Brent Evans – close 4th. Not really. My parents will be happy that I acknowledge that – we’re the warm up to other big Saint’s Day coming up (clip) But – yes, Happy Weekend, Happy March! When I think March, I think baseball, spring, and my birthday – sorry, it’s in March. But definitely it always feels like spring. So, I put on shirt that looks like a picnic table cover.

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 . . . is there a doctor in the house? (Miley clip) I uh, I have naughty thoughts and I’m sorry. That’s Miley Cyrus teaming up with Pharrell Williams for the song “Doctor (Work It Out)” That reminds me. I do need to find a new doctor and set an appointment for a physical. Naughty thoughts (another Miley clip)
  • Whew – gonna try and cut back the “sexcitement” – like that, sex & excitement merged. I’m sorry that’s all I got. (“Von Dutch”) Geez – what was that? (“another clip) Deep breaths. I’m just going to read this. Charli XCX has released her new song “Von Dutch.” She also announced the title of her new album: Brat which will arrive in the summer, and has described this album as “a club record” – shake your booty to. Next.
  • (clip) Did she say “I need you to drive the nail”? She did. See where my head goes now – it’s all cluttered with thoughts (clip) That’s Annie Clark aka St. Vincent. She a has a new album arriving on April 26th – called All Born Screaming. I do like the sound of that song which is called “Broken Man.” – sorta how I’m feeling. We’ve gotta have something chill coming up. right?
  • (clip) Yes – that’s one of my favorites that I’ve talked about before – It’s Elbow with “Lover’s Leap” the first release off their Audio Vertigo album which is due out in its entirety on March 22nd – I can now say this month. Today, we get an even more upbeat sounding song that also rocks harder called “Balu” (clip)
  • Several quick hits of new music: First up – going local – for me at least. From Maryland, Local Souls have a 5 song EP out – please give it a listen. I went to UofD and acted with the singer, Jill. Gingham Shmuz days // Going local again – Natalie Giovan – released her first song to the outside world called “Your Moon” // and finally,  Deeper Well – the new album from Kacey Musgraves is due out March 15. Title song was already released, but now we get “Too Good to Be True” (clip)

That’s a good Monday morning – making breakfast and making love.

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

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
When Life Puts You in Tough Situations, Don’t Say ‘Why Me’, Say ‘Try Me’.”
– Miley Cyrus

“Quote of the Day” – Wednesday 02-28-24

morning babble / Wednesday 02-28-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range

I’ve got books at my house that I might give away when people visit. I’ve said this before and have had a couple people then say to me – “I never got a book.”

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition.” – by Ryan Holiday

“Quote of the Day” – Tuesday 02-27-24

morning babble / Tuesday 02-27-24

This is the scribble that leads to the babble. Sometimes, it gets tidied up; but other times, not so much. When all else fails: watch the video!

Borrowing words from someone else in an attempt to spread happiness everywhere or at the very least – a reasonable range

I’ve always liked this picture AND I wanted the Calvin part of it tatted on to me at one point. Should I revisit?

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QUOTE OF THE DAY:
“If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently.” – Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes via Bill Watterson