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 225
Our “something old” this edition is the classic cut “In God’s Country” written and recorded by the Irish rock band U2. The song originally appeared on the group’s fifth studio disc The Joshua Tree which hit the record racks in 1987. It was also released as a single in North America that same year.
Our “something new” this edition is the new single “Door Girl.” It was written and recorded by the East Texas Troubadour known as Stefan Prigmore. It’s off his upcoming album titled Everything Is At Least Both set to drop on November 11th, 2022. According to a recent email, it is his “second full-length studio project.” (Keep your peepers peeled for a review of the release coming soon!)
Our “something borrowed” this time is the song “Easy On Me” by singer-songwriter Adele. It’s off her 2021 disc, 30. This unique instrumental cover music video is by multi-award-winning instrumentalist Brittni Paiva (Carlos Santana, Tommy Emmanuel) and was released earlier this year.
If you’re interested in hearing more of Paiva’s musical performances, she has a Los Angeles-area appearance coming soon. Paiva and fellow ukulele virtuoso Andrew Molina will be performing at a Friday evening festival kick-off concert for the Los Angeles International Ukulele Festival in Torrance, California at the George Nakano Theater on September 23rd, 2022, at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $35.00. For tickets to the festival and additional details contact Kala Koa Entertainment.
Finally, our “something blue” in this edition is the drinking song “Yokaze no Blues.” It is an adaptation of a Japanese folk song by Japanese singer-songwriter Suemarr and Asheville, North Carolina-based singer-songwriter and musician Anya Hinkle. The music video was recorded live at Jittoku, Kyoto’s oldest folk music club in 2019. (You can read all about her most recent single “Coming Home” right here.)
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!