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22 March 2011

3 Blog Post 30 Song Challenge! Part Deux.

I was surprised and glad the last post went down well, but unfortunately I've got little to blog about apart except this 'amazing' song challenge.  So we've got 11-20 today for your pleasure.

11 A song from your favorite band - Psychopsilocybin by Incubus.  Fungus Amongus won't be to everyone's taste but this song is pretty awesome.  Especially Mike Einziger's guitar work.

12 A song from a band you hate - All The Pretty Faces by The Killers.  You know I dislike this band, I happen to think this particular song is alright.  Hate is a strong word.

13 A song that is a guilty pleasure - Dancing Queen by Abba.  The harmony is extremely special in this one.  I'm being very brave putting this instead of something less homo.  It's a good song.

14 A song that no one would expect you to love - Sunshine by Twista Feat. Anthony Hamilton. Like the sample most obviously, Bill Withers is brilliant, but Anthony Hamilton in particular makes this version particularly memorable.  Twista also lays down a decent rap about hustling and serving muthafuckers.

Still Not A Player

15 A song that describes you - De Do Do Do De Da Da Da by The Police.  Hard to think of one.  This seems alright.  Remember well; I am me and no song can immitate that.

16 A song that you used to love but now hate - Don't Stop Believin' by Journey.  Horrifically overplayed since 2009.  Went from favourite song contender to active avoidance.  Gee thanks, song challenge question number 2.

17 A song that you hear often on the radio - Forget You by Cee Lo Green.  Really like this song, think its still awesome even after all the exposure.  Gateway into a fantastic artist.  I regret that few will be able to check out his Stray Bullets mix tape which blows away the already great album The Lady Killer.  Fuck You was better, mind.

18 A song that you wish you heard on the radio - Ain't Nothing Wrong With That by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.  Totally unexpected song that came to me in a Halo Reach Beta montage last year!  Definitely deserves to broadcast the good summer vibrations over the waves to the mindless public who otherwise wouldn't hear this.  A feel good tune tha promotes tolerance.  What?!?

19 A song from your favorite album - Radio by Jamiroquai.  Am I copping out by choosing High Times, a singles collection?  This album was a surprise hit in summer 2008 for me, and I can still mostly happily listen to it again and again (did so yesterday in the car).  Sure, the single edits cut out a lot of great music from the tracks but its an essential collection and brilliant introduction to one of Britain's most funky exports.  Plus the song I have chosen is insanely sexy, and I really hope the band goes in this direction more in the next album. Opportunity missed on Rock Dust Light Star?

20 A song that you listen to when you’re angry- Lying From You by Linkin Park.  It had to be this band.  Nearly picked One Step Closer but this one is normally more apt if a little extreme.  Don't get angry very often.  Woe betide the person who witnesses it.

This was a really hard task to complete.  Hope you appreciate at least some of this choices.  Back soon with the ultimate blog post (if penultimate is second to last I guess last is ultimate?)

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