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 brand new series here on usedview.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 new series but are actually encouraged if not downright expected to do so.
(View the list to see the latest group of songs.)
This edition our “something old” was submitted by Hunter. He chose “More Than A Feeling” by Boston. This one was written by Tom Scholz . It goes back to 1976 and hit number five on the Billboard Hot 100. It was slotted in as 39th best hard rock song of all time by VH1 in 2009.
“Something new” this time around is by JDante It’s a track titled “The Era Session (Lone Remix)”; Dante is a rapper and “lyricist from the Midwest” who uses his storytelling skills and “creative wit” to “build imagery with (his) words”. Dante said: “The track is a remix of a Tyler the Creator track from his album Wolf “adding that it’s one of his favorites so he “decide to rap over it”. He continues: “The sample is Wilson Das Neves’s “Jornada”.
The “something borrowed” this edition is Nirvana’s version of David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World”. Kurt Cobain, the late, former frontman of Nirvana, included the record on his “top 50” list. In 1993 the band played the tune live on MTV Unplugged . It would be included on the band’s MTV Unplugged in New York album in 1994. After Cobain committed suicide the song became his due to the fact that the tuneful tale of someone who had the world and then gave it all up seemed prophetic.
“Something blue” this time is “Pine Top’s Boogie Woogie” by Pine Top Smith. Smith was a boogie-woogie style blues pianist from the US. Smith wrote it in 1928 and it went on to become one of the first “boogie woogie” style recordings to actually become a hit and established the name for the style as well.
So there you have it, faithful readers, the newest edition of “’Something’” here on usedview.com. Hopefully, you enjoyed it. (Ladies, since the series was inspired by a wedding tradition, feel free to submit your bride pics for inclusion here.) 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.