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22 Day Song Challenge – Day 8: A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

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. And you can view previous days and compare your answers here.

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 8 – A Song That Makes You Fall Asleep

Jen VT: “Good Night” by The Midnight Pine* – Shelbi Bennett’s vocals are mesmerizing on all of TMP’s tracks but this one has a special lullaby quality that I find extra soothing. The soulful siren’s  words accompanied by Sean Martin’s gentle acoustic strums usher me into dreamland. I have a playlist for falling asleep and this is one of my absolute favorites on it. ZZZzzz…

Natalie Watson Webber“Why Don’t You Lie?” by Miss Erika Davies* and Stephen Rey  This song lulls me into that brink of hope and denial,-you know the stuff your best dreams make you wake up and take notice of. The intoxicating harmony between Miss Erika Davies and Stephen Rey are simply divine.  Seriously, the crooner’s of  this habit-forming track are not only sweet and soothing but could beguile me into doing anything they requested.

Rick Ostop:  “Away” by The Midnight Pine* – Shelbi Bennett has a time machine. I am positive of this. She went back in time and learned how to make her voice sound like something out of the 40’s/50’s a la Billie Holiday. Her lush vocal on “Away” makes for a perfect late night lullaby.

Paul Milichik: “Crush” by Duping the Public – The guitars and singing are beautiful and it makes me feel like I’m dreaming when I listen to it.

Andrea Moore: “Penelope” by Pinback*. I used to fall asleep to 94.9’s Big Sonic Chill ( I miss that!) and this song reminds me of those nice relaxing jams.

Paul Moffat: With all due respect,  “Daisy” – The Silent Comedy*.  That lilting banjo, the behind-the-beat groove, the far away harmonies.  A great song to put on when decompressing.  A lot of songs with this mood don’t stay true to the mood.  They will get bigger or heavier.  This stays true.

Ryan Miller “Zombie Heart” by Gayle Skidmore*

Eric Blocker“Paper Airplanes” by Miss Erika Davies* – This song’s harmonies make my think of an astronaut floating in orbit. Her voice stumbles purposefully. It makes me sleepy the way an afternoon sandwich and a glass of milk does.

*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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