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 disco track “Stayin’ Alive” written and recorded by the Australian act known as the Bee Gees. It’s the second single off of the Saturday Night Fever motion picture soundtrack which dropped in 1977. The song is also one of the act’s signature songs.
Our “something new” this edition is the single and music video for “When I Was Your World.” The song is by Americana artist Coco O’Connor. It’s off her most recent platter When I Was Your World.
It was co-written with Deanna Walker and Rick Beresford. The video was directed by Ethan Burkhardt. You can find more info on her Bonfire Recording Company release at her official website. (Stay tuned for a review of upcoming album, too!)
Our “something borrowed” this edition is “I Wish I Was The Moon.” This is a cover of a Neko Case number. The song first appeared on the 2002 NK album Blacklisted. This live adaptation is by Southern California-based acoustic folk singer/songwriter Annette Conlon. This performance was recorded at the 2018 Mesa Music Festival.
Finally, the “something blue” bit this time is “Pawnshop Bound” by Papa J & Friends. This is a live adaptation of a song by William Clarke. It was recorded at the The Real Blues Festival of Orange County 2 in 2011. Fronted by Papa J (Jeff Hudson), this live performance features Deacon Jones & Ray Goren.
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!