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22 Day Song Challenge – Day 10: A Song That No One Would Expect You To Love

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 10 – A Song That No One Would Expect You To Love

Jen VT: “California” by Talk Like June – I am, by no means a fan of country music but this song has floored me since the first time I saw the band perform it. Singer Suzanne Harper has undeniable star power and the band is highly energetic. This song is fun and upbeat and even though it’s country I still give it a regular spin… and stomp my boots to it. Surprised?

Natalie Watson Webber“Ode to Outkast” by The Lyrical Groove* – Yup, I loved Outkast as a kid and I seriously love The Lyrical Groove’s “Ode to Outkast”.   The thing some people don’t get about hip-hop is that you have to be all kinds of worldly, intelligent, a word smith and musical on top of that to be a good writer of hip-hop music. Based in the Blues (*love*) just like Rock and Roll, Hip-Hop has a very near and dear place in my heart.  Please check out Lyrical Groove on their ReverbNation page -you won’t be sorry.

Rick Ostop“Plant Vibes” by Pocket* I am really into jazz, but people know me mainly for the rock ‘n’ roll thing. Though I’m partial to straight ahead jazz, the acid jazz funk that Pocket throws down on “Plant Vibes” is dripping with a multitude of world beat sounds.  These guys are super talented and really get down live.

Paul Milichik: “Wrong Together” 321 Stereo – I don’t think people would expect me to like love songs.

Andrea Moore: “Holding on to Nothing” by Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels. No one is shocked by anything I like. I usually lean towards rock so this one is a little departure from the norm. I always picture myself slow dancing while listening to this.

Paul Moffat“Make You Fall in Love with Me” – Josh Damigo*.  Josh toes the line between country and pop.  This particular song is incredibly solid, and the hook grabs you and doesn’t let go.  This isn’t a style that I would normally listen to.  But, I met Josh while he was slaving away between world tours behind the counter at Guitar Center.  I made it a point to listen to his music, and this one called to me.

Ryan Miller: “Haunted Hop” by The Creepy Creeps*.

Eric Blocker“Mundo Cambiara, El” B-Side Players*Yup. Didn’t expect it?

*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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