‘Something’ in Music 204

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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 204

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Here Comes My Girl” recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was co-written by Tom Petty and Mike Campbell. It originally appeared on the act’s 1979 platter, Damn the Torpedoes. The single hit number 59 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. 

Something New

Our “something new” this edition is the song “Spark” written and recorded by American composer, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist PD Adams. The track is off his recent release titled This Curious Wonder. In a post on social media Adams briefly discussed the track.

He noted: “A spark lies at the center of everything. Positive or negative. Yin or yang. We all grasp for that spark with the hope of finding ourselves.” (Watch for the full review of the album coming soon.)

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Wait for the Moment” by the American funk band Vulfpeck. It’s off their 2013 EP My First Car. This comfy cover from 2016 is by American singer-songwriter Moira Mack.  

On social media, Mack noted that she chose to cover Vulfpeck’s song because it is “brilliant.” If you’d like to hear newer material from Mack and will be in the area, she will be performing on Saturday, June 25 as part of The Odyssey Theatre Ensemble’s popular Music at the Odyssey series’ kick-off, Music at the Odyssey Celebrates Joni Mitchell hosted by bassist and actor John Snow. The event also includes singer-songwriters Abby Litman, and Ren Martinez, sax player Ben Flocks, and the house band featuring host and musical director Snow on bass, Nathan Heldman on piano and keys, and Nate Lichtenberger on drums and percussion. The show starts at 8 p.m. at Los Angeles’ well-known Odyssey Theatre. Tickets are $30.00 with discounts available for seniors and students. 

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Blue Earth Country” written and recorded by the American act known as Silver Lake 66.  The track first appeared on their 2019 disc titled Ragged Heart.  (Read the full review here.)  Keep an eye out for a full review of the Portland-Oregon based pair’s new 2022 release The Space Between Us.in

Image courtesy of equallywed.comDid 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!