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22 Day Song Challenge – Day 2: A Song That Makes You Happy

If you need to catch up on what it is we’re doing here catch up with the Day 1 post and meet our panel of rad here. Feel free to answer the prompts for yourself in the comments below. We love to hear about as many genres and bands as we can all around town. The only rule is you must use San Diego musicians/bands. To make it extra challenging try not to repeat a band as the days go by. If you want a look at the full list drop me a line. Lots of our picks are up for the 2013 San Diego Music Awards so don’t forget to vote for your favorites!

Here we go:


Day 2 – A Song That Makes You Happy.

Jen VT: “Anyone” by Ed Ghost Tucker*- The harmonies of the three vocalists in this band always put a smile on my face. This tune has been one of my favorites since the first time I saw them live. The hand-clappy, peppy, folk ditty is a great one to pick up your spirit and make you forget your worries, for at least a few minutes. The young group is thrilled to be up for their first SDMA for “Best Pop.”

Natalie Watson Webber: “Haunted Pop” The Creepy Creeps*- Catchy 60’s surf vibe,-this song can get me going on mornings when I’ve had mere hours of sleep. Creepy Creeps I owe all you guys a beer for this amazing song!

Rick Ostop: “Sleepwalker” by Family Wagon* – The bouncy funk of the keyboard off this track from the Lost Ark Studio Volume 3 collection always puts a smile on my face. It’s got a great chorus and the “You got that look in your eye” line is a favorite in the Ostop house.

Paul Milichik: “Zombie Twist” by Zombie Surf Camp

Andrea Moore: “Man of Tin” by Uniform Victor – I’ve recently discovered them and this song makes me smile.

Paul Moffat: “On Me” by The NFormals* – From the opening goofy drum beat to the sing-along refrain. My favorite part is the monster drum fill after the bridge that ends with him DINGing the bell of his ride cymbal…Makes me very happy.

Ryan Miller: “Sirens” by Leanna May and The Matadors

Eric Blocker: “Ballad Of An Onion Sprout” by The Burning Of Rome – This song makes me happy because I have a garden. I grow onions. I think of my little onion sprouts as my children that I water and nurture. I’m glad that someone thought to write a song about onion sprouts. I love onions.

*Indicates San Diego Music Awards nominees. Vote here.

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About Jen Van Tieghem

There aren’t many things I love more than music. While life spins away at a rapid beat I’ve realized it’s important to spend it doing what I love – enjoying music in San Diego. I have a handful of favorite venues, a heart full of favorite bands, and decided to write about it.

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