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 194
Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Yours Is No Disgrace.” It was written and recorded by the English prog-rock band Yes. The song originally appeared as the opening track to their 1971 platter titled The Yes Album. It has a running time of almost 10 minutes.
Our “something new” here is the new song “Who’s Gonna Die Tonight?” The new track is by the U.K.-based electronic music band Synth Lovers Cafe. It features Los Angeles’ own Americana singer-songwriter Emily Zuzik who is very excited to share the new release with everyone. Check it out!
Our “something borrowed” here is the song “Only The Lonely.” It was first recorded by the American band The Motels and written by lead singer Martha Davis for their 1982 platter All Four One. This energetic audio adaptation is by Ohio-born, California-based country-pop singer and songwriter Eileen Carey. It’s off her 2014 disc titled Let It Go.
Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Bluebonnet” written and recorded by Nashville-Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Rod Picott. The track originally appeared on his 2014 disc titled Hang Your Hopes on a Crooked Nail. Picott will be releasing a new album titled Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows this June.
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