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22 Day Song Challenge – Day 5: A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

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.

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 5 – A Song That Reminds You of a Certain Event

Jen VT: “The Fight” by Boy King* – This song reminds me of my 30th birthday party. Don’t know that I’ll ever throw a better party than that or witness such epicness as singer Megan Liscomb gracing the stage of Riviera Supper Club, in a pink prom frock no less. Such a powerful tune, it’s one I put on when I need to get pumped up for a night out or a big project. Having it attached to this memory makes it just that much better to me!

Natalie Watson Webber“Zombie Heart” by Gayle Skidmore* –  Yeah, I’m a sucker for “The Walking Dead” so gimme a broken love song that references Zombies and lost/found love and hope too and I am in hook-line-and-sinker.  It’s the lyrics at the end that remind me of a “Certain Event” the ones that speak of hope: “But you can’t deny my heart has come alive/Now you can feel my heart beat like it’s live again/Now you can feel my heart beat when you hold my hand”. When word play and Skidmore’s beautiful voice synergistically coalesce it is nothing short of breath-taking.

Rick Ostop“Fourth of July” by Little Hurricane* -They ripped this one up pretty good at The Heavy Guilt album release party show at the Irenic. It was my birthday and we had a great night with some of my favorite San Diego bands (The Heavy Guilt, Dead Feather Moon, Little Hurricane and Trouble In The Wind).

Paul Milichik: “Mess w/ Unicorn Get the Horn” by Touchies*. (I couldn’t find a link 😦 If anyone has one let me know!)

Andrea Moore: “Granny’s Gold Teeth” by Low Volts*. I saw Low Volts on the local stage at the Independence Jam and this was the start of my local music fandom. He created the crazy.

Paul Moffat“Just When I Thought I’d Seen it All” by Whitney Shay* – This song just makes me think of falling in love.  So, that ‘certain event’ is the moment when you just know.  There has always been that moment when a relationship blinks from like to love – and it feels like this.

Ryan Miller: “Ballad of An Onion Sprout –The Burning of Rome*.

Eric Blocker“All Hits” by The Night Marchers*. – The song reminds me of when I bought my first road bike, a Specialized Allez. I bought it because Edward Loza, by friend since first grade and band mate, was in to road biking and had one. I bought one just like it. I still have it, but with a different frame. I hit a car door with the first one.

*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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