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22 Day Song Challenge – Day 4: A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

If you need to catch up on what it is we’re doing here check out the post from Day 1 and meet our panel of rad here. Or click on their names below to see their band page or stalk them on social media. They like that. (You can also check out previous days in the challenge here.)

Feel free to answer each prompt 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.

P.S. 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 4: A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

Jen VT“Grape and the Grain” by Blackout Party* – This song will always remind me of my friend Sandy. We bonded over local music about a year ago and this band is one that holds a special place in her heart. The song title refers to drinking, which I’m admittedly a fan of. Sandy and I are most often partners in wine (grape) and sometimes beer (grain) and always partners in music-loving. I am damn blessed that the scene has brought people like her into my life. And that goes equally for the folks on this panel… their song choices have been fantastic!

Natalie Watson Webber: “Gasoline” by The Silent Comedy* – I lost one of my closest friends in 2002 and there isn’t a day that goes by I don’t miss them.  But this song epitomizes where I am right now and how I feel about my friend every day. Thank you, The Silent comedy for still making them a part of my everyday life. ❤

Rick Ostop“Ballad of an Onion Sprout” by The Burning of Rome* – I’m always clamoring about the San Diego music scene to my brother who lives back east in a small town in Connecticut. He doesn’t get exposed to a lot of different music, so when I first sent him a compilation of local music, he fell in love with “Ballad of an Onion Sprout,” which now he’s come to fondly refer to it as “that sprouty thing.”

Paul Milichik: “Prey” by The Seks.

Andrea Moore: “So Bright” by Vokab Kompany*. Reminds me of my brother.

Paul Moffat: “Devil Knows You’re Dead” – Delta Spirit (hey, they’re still a San Diego band to me).  Such a perfect song to remember a loved one.  For me….my brother.  I listen to it, and I just hope that the chorus rang true when it was his time – “Before the devil knows you’re dead, may you be in heaven my friend. ”

Ryan Miller: “Anywhere I Go” by Slightly Stoopid*.

Eric Blocker“LIttle Itch” by Mittens – This song reminds me on my band mate Lia Dearborn. She wrote and sings on the track so it forever reminds me of her. It’s my favorite Mittens song. Every time I see the Mittens live I hold up the ballad lighter or my cell phone flash light so she’ll crack a smile. It a long time standing joke.

Sorry Spotify-ers only 5/8 today. Click the links above for the other tunes though, worth the effort, the panel promises.

*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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