Something in music: origin
One evening at a hot, trendy L.A. night club 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 old” this time is “Band on the Run” by the rock band Paul McCartney and Wings. It’s the title track for their 1973 platter Band on the Run. The song was written by McCartney. Released as a single in 1974, it climbed to the top of the charts in the US.
Our “something new” this edition is the new song and music video “Super Bloom” by Los Angeles-based alternative folk-rock singer/songwriter Tara Beier and her band the Purple Space Rocks. The song is the title track of her upcoming album Super Bloom. The music video was directed by Hana Haley.
Our “something borrowed” this edition is “Strawberry Fields Forever.” This is a cover of the classic cut by The Beatles. The song was first released in 1967. It was put out as a double A-side single with “Penny Lane.” This version is by Todd Rundgren. It was included on his 1976 album titled Faithful.
Finally, the “something blue” this time is “My Country Has the Blues.” It was performed and written by Americana/country artist Natasha James. It’s the first single and title track from her 2011 platter of the same name. It’s an apropos anthem about the USA.
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 sexy or funny bride photos too!