‘Something’ in Music 219

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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 219

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Ride On” recorded by the Australian hard rock group AC/DC. It first appeared on the platter Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap which dropped (in Europe) in 1976. This blues rock song was co-written by band members Angus Young, Malcolm Young, and Bon Scott.  

Something New

Our “something new” this edition is the new single “Evil On Evil (Live)” recorded by American singer-songwriter and musical artist Manda Mosher. The song was co-written by Mosher and singer-songwriter and artist Michael Dickes. In a recent social media missive, Mosher briefly discussed her perspective when she co-wrote the song.

She said: “It’s disturbing when people harm each other in any way, but especially so when it’s done in the name of righteousness. I co-wrote ‘Evil On Evil’ with New York-based singer/songwriter and artist Michael Dickes. I’m especially honored that Aubrey Richmond joined us on this track. Her beautiful violin playing perfectly supports the mood.” The track features Mosher on lead vocals and acoustic guitar, Eric Craig on electric guitar and backing vocals, Rodney Mollura on bass, Fernando Sanchez on drums, and, as previously mentioned, Aubrey Richmond on violin.

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Camptown Races.” The full name of this song is “Gwine to Run All Night, or De Camptown Races.” It was written by American composer Stephen Foster and published in 1850. This audio adaptation is by Jay & The Cooks. Jay Ryan is an expatriate singer-songwriter and fronting musician for the band. This song originally appears on the group’s 2013 disc, Dutch Oven. You can read about the act’s latest album right here!)  

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the song “Brooklyn Deb Blues.” This 60’s-influenced psychedelic pop piece is reported on social media as being the result of a tuneful team-up between artists “from all 4 corners of North America” known as John Wayne Supermarket.  it features Laurie Biagini, Dennis Holseybrook, Lee Popa, Jay Jay Richardson. 

The group gives a special mention “to Deborah Millstein (aka Brooklyn Deb) for co-writing the lyrics” and concludes: “Turn it up, and groove with us!” (Interested in Biagini’s most recent work? Check it out right here!)

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