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Is it weird to play a Taylor Swift song? Cause I’m a dude?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by 6String69, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. tery

    tery Doctor of Teleocity

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    No it is not weird at all .
    Change the lyric word She to He if you feel like doing so .
     
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  2. Ignatius

    Ignatius Tele-Afflicted

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    I saw Richard Thompson cover a Britney Spears song. And it was great.

    If he can do it...

    And I don’t mean to compare Taylor Swift to Britney Spears. I’m not a fan of TS's music but she’s a very talented songwriter and a very savvy musician.
     
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  3. 6String69

    6String69 Tele-Holic

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    Oh I’m rocking it! Great responses.
     
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    I do several songs that are mostly associated with female performers. And the two females in my trio sing songs mostly associated with male performers. If it's a good song, it's a good song. Although for whatever reasons of social convention (at least in east coast America), it tends to not be as surprising for females to sing "male" songs versus the other way around. I sometimes explain why I am singing a Kacey Musgraves ("John Prine") or Anna Kendrick ("When I'm Gone") song even though there's little to nothing in the lyrics that is gender based.

    If you're going to do it, just own it. You probably also sing songs written from the point of view of drunks, drug users, jerks, lovers, haters, cheaters, a*sh*les, heroes, the lost and the found, truck drivers, etc. which may or may not have any connection to who you are as a person.

    One of the things I love about John Prine's "Angel from Montgomery" is that he wrote, recorded and performed it from a woman's perspective ("I am an old woman, named after my mother, My old man is another child that's grown old") before Bonnie Raitt ever got her hands on it.
     
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  5. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Poster Extraordinaire

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    I heard a male busker with an acoustic guitar belting out a Lady Gaga song in a subway station, and it was awesome.
     
  6. Peegoo

    Peegoo Poster Extraordinaire

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    You can do any tune you like and it will go over well if your delivery is proper. Like these guys.

    Warning: an F-bomb or two:

     
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    I don't know about TS songs, but on selected nights when the moon is full I might play Essence.
     
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    KnopflerStyle Tele-Afflicted

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    do it at the bathroom. Open the shower
     
  9. Buzzgrowl

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    Our singer refuses to give "I kissed a girl..." a try even if the band thinks it's a nice gimmick.

    I'd say, go for it!
     
  10. blowtorch

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    not that there's anything wrong with that
     
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  12. 6String69

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    is that your passive aggressive way of calling me gay?
     
  13. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    I came here to post this but you beat me to it.

    So, ok Nick Curran doing Etta James...

     
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    tintag27 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    A great story - this is why we like TDPRI! Music has no country, no politics and no gender - but we all love it and we all speak Music here!
     
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  15. John E

    John E Friend of Leo's

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    Well... players gonna play, play, play, play, play.
    And haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

    My advice is to just shake, shake, shake, shake, shake
    shake it off, shake it off
     
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    Do it! As long as you don't dress like her...:eek::lol:
     
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  17. Deeve

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    The Ballard Alps cover a Gaga song, and some Indigo girls and those three men do some great harmonies (I mix their sound sometimes)

    If I didn't have any good songs about bad boyfriends, I'd cover some TS for sure.

    Peace - Deeve
     
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    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    In the 70's I was in my 20s and in a house band at a club where we played six nights a week. We did several shows a night plus two dance sets. We did an Elvis show, a Johnny Cash show, and a show of hits by 60's girl groups - Soldier Boy, My Boyfriend's Back, etc. Before we came out for the Girls Groups show, we'd put on short skirts, big padded stuffed bras under t-shirts and bouffant wigs. Every night the audience laughed until they cried. Oh, what some of us musicians will do to make a buck. No, I don't have any pictures and wouldn't post any if I did.
     
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    Aw, c'mon! Post 'em! We all need a good laugh during this condition we can't mention. Pleeeeze?!!!
     
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    Not sure why, but I always wanted to sing this part of Don't You Want Me by the Human League. Sing it in the car every time I hear it:

    "I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar
    That much is true
    But even then I knew I'd find a much better place
    Either with or without you
    The five years we have had have been such good at times
    I still love you
    But now I think it's time I live my life on my own
    I guess it's just what I must do"
     
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