Greetings, music fans and welcome to “‘Something’ in Music”. Recently, your sometimes socially inept, shy, innocent white boy writer had an atypical conversation about marriage with some attractive, young ladies in a trendy club. This led to a discussion of wedding traditions.
Specifically, when a gal gets married she’s supposed to wear “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue”. That one comment (and a few cherry vodka and Cokes) was basically all it took to give birth to the idea behind this odd, eclectic series here on Examiner.com.
Here we shall briefly examine various songs in four different categories: classic songs (“something old”), newer numbers (“something new”), cover cuts (“something borrowed”) and blues songs and/or songs with the word “blue” in the title ("something blue"). As per usual, readers are not only welcome to contribute to this fun series but are actually encouraged if not downright expected to do so.
(View the photos to see the latest group of songs.)
Our “something old” this time comes from previous contributor photographer Suzanne Garner. She suggested Led Zeppelin’s “Trampled Under Foot”. This one is off the Brit band’s 1975 platter Physical Graffiti. It was written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones. It was inspired by the blues song “Terraplane Blues” and uses car parts as sexual metaphors and is about surrendering to sexual temptation.
Our “something new” this edition is an unreleased track by a New Jersey-based singer-songwriter and musician James Halifko. It’s titled “Unfound Children” and is slated to be included on his upcoming new disc Destiny Garden. In fact, it is so new that Halifko has yet to set a release date on the CD yet. He says the song focuses on “child abuse, abduction (and) neglect.” (The picture is of his current, exclusive online-only release.)
“Something blue” this edition is actually something blue. The track comes from LiLi Roquelin. The track in question is her song “Blues Alone”. It’s originally off of her 2008 eponymous EP LiLi Roquelin. She also released it as a single in 2009. One of her earliest efforts, it earned an Honorable Mention at the 2009John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
So there you have it, readers, the latest edition of this series. Hope you enjoyed it. (Don’t forget, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition; feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here, gals!) Feel free to submit your favorite classic cuts, new numbers, covers and blues tunes for inclusion here. It’s all about sharing the music.
My name is Phoenix and . . . that's the bottom line.
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