Songful salutations, 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, hip 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 ventwing.com.
Here we shall (ahem) 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 usual, readers are not only welcome to contribute to this series but are actually encouraged if not expected to do so.
(View the list to see the newest batch of songs here.)
This time our classic cut comes to us from Suzanne Garner who actually had a handful of hits in mind. One of them was Pink Floyd’s famous “Comfortably Numb” off their 1979 double album, The Wall. It would also be released as a single in 1980 and was co-written by band members Roger Waters and David Gilmour. It was slotted in at number 314 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004. The following year it would become the last tune that Waters, Gilmour, Wright, and Mason would play together.
The new track this time is called “Don’t Waste It”. It’s the newest track by a band by the name of The Broadcast. For those who missed the previous piece on the band, The Broadcast is a six-piece soul rock band consisting of Caitlin Krisko (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Rich Brownstein (keyboards), Tyler Housholder (percussion), Michael W. Davis (drums), Matthew Davis (bass) and Aaron Austin (guitar). This new track is off their newest release Dodge the Arrow.
Our cover cut or “borrowed” bit this time is from Shirley Rieven who shared John Denver’s cover of The Beatles’ classic cut “Mother Nature’s Son”. Written by Paul McCartney, this song is originally from The Beatles’ 1968 double album titled The Beatles (a.k.a. “The White Album”). The adaptation by Denver is included on more than one of his compilation albums including An Evening With John Denver.
The blues bit this edition is brought to you by comedic singer-songwriter and guitarist Carla Ulbrich. The comedienne contributed the song “Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)” which was co-composed by Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton. The most famous version of the song was performed by Tata Vega and used in the 1986 motion picture soundtrack for the movie The Color Purple. In fact, that version was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Song category.
So there you have it, one and all, 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, ladies!) 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.
(NOTE: Speaking of “something new”, lovers everywhere might want to check out The Pleasure Pantry’s exciting Pleasure Pantry Boxes. They are available for all combinations of couples including married folks. You know what they say: “Something sexy, something slinky, something fun and something kinky!”)