‘Something’ in Music 232

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Something in music: origin

One evening at a hot, trendy L.A. nightclub on a rare solo outing, yours truly found himself standing alone at the bar preparing to review the upcoming act. Before he had taken more than a few notes, however, he was bookended by a pair of vivacious vixens who insisted on engaging your rockin’ writer in cozy conversation. Strangely, the subject of “marriage” arose.

One of the young ladies noted that when a gal is about to get hitched, she needs “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” Your provocative penman was immediately inspired. After all, those very same terms could be applied to music too: “Something old” or classic, “something new” or recently released, “something borrowed”, a cover, and “something blue”, a blues song or a song with “blue” in the title. The rest is history.

‘Something’ in Music 232

Something Old

Our “something old” this time is the classic cut “Destroyer” by the Brit rock band The Kinks. It was written by band member Ray Davies.  The song first appeared on the group’s 19th platter titled Give the People What They Want. It hit the record racks back in 1981.

Something New

Our “something new” this edition is this new collaboration between Los Angeles, California-based musician, and composer Amon Tobin’s music project Two Fingers and Germany’s DJ, producer, and artist Muadeep. It’s titled “Lost Gods.” It is their newest collaboration out on Nomark Records. A recent email described it thus:

“Where ‘Blood Moon’ was ‘massive, dirty and raw’, and [the] follow up ‘Banished’ seductively beat its way to the heart, ‘Lost Gods’ is a syncopated smackdown which completes the 2022 Two Fingers vs Muadeep triptych of tracks.” 

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “The Cape.” The song was co-written by Guy Clark, Susanna Clark, and Jim Janosky. The song’s featured on his 1995 disc titled Dublin Blues. This informal adaptation is by American singer-songwriter and musician Brian Blake.

It was recorded on October 18, 2019. If you’d like to hear some of his original material, check out his debut disc, Book of Life, dropping on November 18, 2022. (Read a full review right here!)

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Lectoure Blue.” It was co-written and recorded by Australia’s own performing pair Kilbey Kennedy a.k.a. Steve Kilbey and Martin Kennedy. It is off the act’s release Songs from the Real World Volume 3 which dropped in 2015.  

According to a recent email, “the deal is simple: Martin writes the music and Steve writes the words. No argument, no egos, just a matter of pressing the record button.” They are currently working on their sixth studio release titled The Strange Life of Persephone Nimbus.

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