As a quick placeholder post while I'm putting together the series on suburban archaeology and photography, here's a list of suggestions for Gura's next karaoke stream.
She mentioned tonight that she wanted to do a set mainly from fan requests and songs that were new-to-her. The fans loved her cover of "Creep" by Radiohead, a '90s alternative classic, and she wants to work in songs with more edge. I chose ones that also preserve her talent for more mature, moody, and soulful tones.
Why am I putting the list here? Well, in case readers are interested in these songs themselves, to revisit some familiar faves, or to jump into the '90s revival for the first time. But also because I'm a blogosphere guy, and don't have social media accounts, don't have a reddit account, etc. And I think one of her fans must read here, and relay items to her -- or maybe the sharky princess herself lurks from time to time? I definitely attract fellow "content creators" more than does the standard blogger or social media poster, so y'never know...
I think of all the groups, Gura would resonate most with Mazzy Star. I only included their biggest hit, but she could do great covers of "Blue Flower," "Halah," "Be My Angel," "Disappear," "Flowers in December," or "Look on Down from the Bridge". How many are on karaoke apps, I don't know. But she would love their music, whether she could slot it into a karaoke stream or not.
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"I Touch Myself" by the Divinyls
"Nothing Compares 2 U" by Sinead O'Connor
"Under the Bridge" by Red Hot Chili Peppers
"Why" by Annie Lennox
"Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover" by Sophie B. Hawkins
"What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes
"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star
"Come Undone" by Duran Duran
"Sweet Jane" by Cowboy Junkies
"Bizarre Love Triangle" by Frente!
"Sour Times" by Portishead
"A Girl Like You" by Edwyn Collins
"Sick of Myself" by Matthew Sweet
"Lovefool" by the Cardigans
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Angsty, could be made soulful
"American Music" by Violent Femmes
"Stutter" by Elastica
"Only Happy When It Rains" by Garbage
"Tonight, Tonight" by Smashing Pumpkins
"You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette
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New Age soul, technically y2k
"Only Time" by Enya
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Not soulful, but bouncy quirky & you'd like it
"Spin the Bottle" by the Juliana Hatfield 3