‘Something’ in Music 220

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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 220

Something Old

Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “Keep Playin’ That Rock n’ Roll” written and recorded by American musician Edgar Winter.  The song is off his second studio platter titled Edgar Winter’s White Trash which dropped in 1971.  It’s also the second studio album cut with his band White Trash.  

Something New

Our “something new” this edition is the new music video “HoneyCup Troll.”  The song was written and produced by Los Angeles, California-based musician, and composer Amon Tobin.  It was recorded by his latest music project, the band known as Only Child Tyrant.

The band roster currently includes Kyle Adams (vocals), Jonny Williams (guitar), Jack Halsall (bass), and Kamil Sharpe (drums).  In a recent email, Tobin said: “It’s the band I imagined when I wrote the song.”

Something Borrowed

Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Who Am I To Say?” written by Justin Townes Earle for his 2008 disc The Good Life.  This tuneful tribute is by New York-based singer-songwriter and musician Bill Scorzari.  It was recorded live at the Love in the Lobby Benefit concert at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Patchogue, New York.  (Read about his new release, The Crosswinds Of Kansas, right here!) 

Something Blue

Finally, our “something blue” this edition is the piece “CV Blues” by Anya Hinkle.  This song was originally called “TB Blues” and was written by Jimmie Rodgers.  This adaptation, named “CV Blues”, is by Asheville, North Carolina-based singer-songwriter and musician Anya Hinkle.  The music video was posted in 2020.  (You can read about her newest single “Coming Home” right here.)

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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 bride photos too!