‘Something’ in Music 198

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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 198

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Whipping Post” by the American rock band The Allman Brothers Band. It was written by Gregg Allman. The original studio version originally appeared on the group’s premiere platter, The Allman Brothers Band which hit the record racks in 1969.

Something New

Our “something new” here is the new single presented by Los Angeles, California-based musician, and composer Amon Tobin. It’s titled “Lost & Stray” and it was recorded by the electronic music act named Figueroa. According to a recent email, Figueroa is somewhere between psych-rock and electronic folk.  

It’s “full of darkness and wonder”…” surprising and confounding.” The single takes the musical “twist further with electronic music in the form of amplified guitar. It’s like Inception and just like the movie no one really cares about the plot.”

The bottom line? “What matters is [that] the end result is spectacular. Better sometimes to not ask questions and just listen to the music.”

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Boys Of Summer” by Eagles’ singer-drummer Don Henley. Henley co-wrote it with Mike Campbell. It’s off Henley’s 1984 disc Building the Perfect Beast. This stripped-down cover is 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). The song was recorded live in Triesen, Liechtenstein as part of the “Campfire Sessions” in July of 2021. The group noted: “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.”

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues” written and recorded by Nashville-Tennessee-based singer-songwriter Rod Picott. The track originally appeared on his 2001 titled Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues. Picott will be releasing a new album titled Paper Hearts and Broken Arrows next month. 

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