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 hit song “Brass In Pocket.” Recorded by The Pretenders in 1979, the song is included on their premiere platter Pretenders which dropped later the same year. The song was co-composed by Chrissie Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott. It peaked at number 14 in the US.
“Something new” this edition is the title track from American singer-songwriter and musician Heather Anne Lomax’s newest disc All This Time. The album was inspired by the late Elvis Presley’s The Sun Sessions LP. The song was written by Lomax and is an energetic rockabilly track about survival and resurrection.
Our “something borrowed” this edition is the song “I Contain Multitudes” as recorded by Australian-born singer and songwriter Emma Swift. It was written by Bob Dylan who first recorded it earlier this year. This version is off Swift’s new upcoming album Blonde On The Tracks which was inspired by Dylan’s music.
Finally, the “something blue” this time is “All I Ever Want Is The Blues.” It was written by Kelly Zirbes and recorded by Kelly’s Lot. It’s off the act’s 2019 disc Can’t Take My Soul. The cut is a unifying anthem that pays tribute to many of Zirbes’ blues heroes.
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!