Challenge 2 – Acoustics
Last challenge, Riccardo chose Unusual Love Songs. Now that it is my turn, I have chosen Acoustics purely because it is simple yet amazing. I also added as a little twist to avoid using our favourite artist. The main reason why I suggested this is because, unquestionably, John Mayer is my favourite musician and I would have made the entire challenge about him.
Since Riccardo thought I meant all top favourite artists, I have decided to make some changes on my original post. There are three songs with ** these have just been added. I could have deleted the other songs but I have decided to keep it.
City and Colour – As Much As I Ever Could
Dallas Green, the City and Colour lad, was extremely known in the post-hardcore/underground scene with his band Alexisonfire. Some people listen to City and Colour now and have no idea that yes, Dallas was our Alexisonfire lead vocalist. Although I liked the band, his voice truly shines here. Raw vocals, great lyrics and arrangements.
Staind – Schizophrenic Conversations **
Aaron Lewis is Staind’s frontman. This song is brilliant, that’s all I am prepared to add. No, I am not schizophrenic.
30 Seconds to Mars – Was it a Dream? **
Bleed the Dream – Should Have Known**
The first time I heard of 30 Seconds to Mars, I was quite shocked because I knew Jared Leto as an actor and I didn’t expect to like his voice, but I do. His voice live is fantastic which, in my personal opinion, shows the real talent out there-applicable to all artists. Random fact: met him 7 years ago, I did not act like a fangirl, I swear!
Possibly the least known out of all other songs in this post… This song fully fits my current state of mind which… sucks (except for the bit settling scores… I’m too old for that juvenile behaviour haha! :-D)
Paul McCrane – Is It Ok If I Call You Mine?
From the cinema monster Fame, I have always liked this song and it was one of the first that popped my mind when I selected Acoustics. Its simplicity makes me smile.
Pink – Who Knew
Pink has an amazing voice and when she sings just with an acoustic guitar, you can really feel how strong her voice is. A true talent.
Amy Winehouse – Love Is a Losing Game
So turns out I like Amy Winehouse, I always thought she was very talented despite going bonkers. I didn’t select this song, it selected me. Whilst I was thinking of songs three days ago when I originally wrote this post, my iPod (on shuffle) started playing this and I thought to myself ‘Ah, there we go.’
Riccardo, what’s the next theme? As you will be able to see, I have removed the word weekly here so we can post as often as we like. I should have more time in hands to post from this week onwards.