‘Something’ in Music 189

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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 189

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Ten Years Gone” recorded by the Brit rock band Led Zeppelin. The song was written by band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. It first appeared on their 1975 vinyl Physical Graffiti. Page intended it to be an instrumental. Plant later added lyrics. 

Something New

Our “something new” here is the new music video, “Take This Heart” by the Los Angeles-based band, Kelly’s Lot. The song was co-written by band members Kelly Zirbes and Perry Robertson and first appeared on their 1998 disc Test Drive. The video was recorded live at Hitkor Studios in Simi Valley, California.    

In a recent email, Zirbes spoke of the featured tune. She said it’s “a song that has been around a long time and needed to be played again.” The video features Zirbes on lead vocals, Robertson on guitar, and Rob Zucca also on guitar.  

She also added: “We are starting to plan a couple tours across the states and are excited to see friends, family, and fans.” Visit the band’s official website for details.

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Just Like A Woman” by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan for his 1966 vinyl, Blonde on Blonde. This tuneful tribute is by singer-songwriter and musician James Lee Baker. On social media Baker noted that this 2019 cover is “[o]ne of several unreleased songs from an acoustic recording at the Rialto Theater in Loveland, Colorado.” He concluded: “This is one of my favorite Bob Dylan covers and a song I love playing in Open D.”  (Watch for his new album!)

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Flat Broke Blues” performed by the acoustic act known as Four Trick Pony. Four Trick Pony includes Beth Wimmer (vocals and guitar), Suzie Candell (vocals and percussion) Mike Bischof (vocals and bass), and Roger Yves (vocals and guitar). It was co-written by Candell and Shawn Jones. The song was recorded live in Triesen, Liechtenstein as part of the “Campfire Sessions” in the summer of 2021. On social media, the group stated: “We wanted to create a sound that’s reduced to the maximum limit of recording gear and give our fans and friends the impression of sitting right in front of us. We hope you like it!” 

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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!