So what happens to music post SHTF? Does no electricity mean no fun? What are you going to do for entertainment?
Have you ever been walking down the street or through a mall and suddenly heard live music playing? I don’t know about you, but I tend to wander over to see who’s playing.
I love music and the thought of going without it makes me cringe, so a few years back I picked up a guitar and learned some chords and figured out how to play some songs through reading tab and listening to stuff off the ‘net. There are tons of resources if you’re interested in doing it yourself, but the focus of this post is a little different today.
Have you ever heard a song done by a band or a popular singer then later heard an unplugged version of the same song and was blown away by it?
One of the bands that really surprised me was Aerosmith. I saw a show once where they were put on the spot to do a song unplugged (can’t remember now what it was) but they picked up the instruments and went at it and wow! They were fantastic! Steven Tyler later said this wasn’t a big deal for them because they’d be sitting around a lot of times and do the same thing.
Then again I’ve heard other singers try and do something without all the electronic wizardry that passes for music these days and they sucked out loud.
Having said all that I’m curious as to some good covers you might have found of your favorite songs out there where they were done unplugged. A cover is a song done by an artist and then someone else will do their version of it. Here’s a song I found recently and really like a lot.
It’s called “Sail” by AWOLNation. Check it out:
Apparently this song has been out for awhile, but I don’t usually run in the same circles as the group who listens to this does, so I missed it until now. The video is a little weird, but hey! Aren’t they all?
Now here’s a cover I found on Youtube by two regular guys with acoustic guitars. They’re pretty good guitar players and the guy singing does a decent job. He’s got a lot of heart, and to me that’s what counts. If you really like what you’re doing it’ll shine through.
Have a listen:
My opinion is that if the world ever goes to hell in a handbasket that people with musical skills like this will likely be able to make their way. Folks are always looking for an escape or a way to enjoy themselves and music is almost always a part of that.
How about it? Do you have any favorite covers of your favorite songs? Do you play an instrument or sing?
List ’em out below so can all enjoy them.
Sound off below!