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 the song “Flirtin’ With Disaster” by the US southern rock band Molly Hatchet. It’s the title track from their 1979 platter of the same name. The song was written by Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, and Banner Thomas. This best-selling album includes cover art by Frank Frazetta.
Our “something new” this edition is the new song and music video “On Your Own” by Los Angeles-based rock band Brain Fragment. According to the band’s official website their roster currently includes Dave (bass), Luis (drums), Ash (vocals and synth) and Rob (piano). The live video was directed by Robert Staley.
Our “something borrowed” this edition is “Second Arrangement.” This is a cover of the lost cut by Steely Dan. The song is off the 1980 bootleg The Lost Gaucho. This version is by John Tabacco. Tabacco said: “My sister and I are huge Steely Dan fans, so for her birthday I recorded [this] long lost Becker and Fagen classic.” Tabacco (lead vocals, bass, acoustic guitar, keys, and programming) is back by Susan DeVita (backup vocals), and Anthony Pomes (electric guitar).
Finally, the “something blue” this time is Hurricane Blues.” It was recorded and written by Nashville-based folk singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Moyse. The song is off his most recent release titled Bitter Ballads & Cynical Prayers. It was co-written with Graciela Jean. (You can read the review of the entire album 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 sexy or funny bride photos too!