‘Something’ in Music 187

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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 187

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Come And Get It” recorded by Welsh rock band Badfinger.  It was written by Paul McCartney for the movie The Magic Christian.  McCartney also produced the song which was released as a UK single in 1969 and a US single in 1970.

Something New

Our “something new” here is the new single “This is The Song” recorded by underground electro-pop artist Demetra and composer and lyricist Jamie Parganos.  The New York City-based promoter, producer, “cultural incubator” and vivacious vocalist hopes to drop her upcoming debut disc later this year.  (Watch for it!) 

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” here is the song “Killing Me Softly with His Song” composed by American composer Charles Fox and most famously recorded by American singer Roberta Flack in 1973.  This instrumental audio adaptation is by trumpet player Mike Cottone. The number appears on his 2020 disc titled Thank You

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Blue Collar Man” recorded by Ohio-born, California-based country pop singer and songwriter Eileen Carey.  She co-wrote the song with songwriter and publisher Irene Tuomainen-Peet.  It’s off her 2006 disc titled Hearts Of Time.  

On social media Carey said that the track is “another song people responded well to on [the album].”  She concluded that, in general, “it’s all about…sharing your music and having someone sit back and enjoy that two- or three-minute ride.” 

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Did we mention your favorite “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”? If not, let us know. Don’t forget to send us your sexy or funny bride photos too!