INT. RECORDING STUDIO – DAY
The PRODUCER and DJ 3000 stand outside the recording studio, gazing into the booth.
DJ 3000: I KNOW, RIGHT?
PRODUCER: I mean, I’m not…
DJ 3000: OH, ME NEITHER.
PRODUCER: But if I was….
DJ 3000: OH, YEAH.
CRISTIANO RONALDO: Você está pronto para o rock?
PRODUCER: [punches talkback button] Oh, you know we are.
DJ 3000: WE WERE BOOTED UP READY.
CRISTIANO RONALDO: Eu disse, você está pronto para o rock?
PRODUCER: Did you not hear us the first time? We’re absolutely ready.
DJ 3000: MAYBE THERE IS A LANGUAGE BARRIER ISSUE?
RONALDO: Então, como isso funciona?
PRODUCER: You know what? I’ll handle that side of things. You just…do your thing. [punches button] Hey folks, welcome to Request Line. We’ve got Cristiano Ronaldo here to help us out. Today’s topic is…[glances at a shirtless Ronaldo]…”stripped down”. We’re looking for your favorite acoustic versions of songs. I’ll get us started with…
He is interrupted by the flashing light of an incoming phone call.
RTD: So, uh, I know this is kind of unorthodox…
We follow the PRODUCER’s gaze as he looks at each of the walls in the room, finally settling on a crack in the fourth one he looks at.
RTD: …but I had this breakup a long time ago and this song really helped me…well, not necessarily get through it…
PRODUCER: Feel better?
RTD: …no, not that either. Um. I guess it was just fitting for the situation. It’s the acoustic version of “Mercy” by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club from the Howl Sessions. Can you give it a spin for me?
Editor’s Note: Today’s theme is “stripped down” – acoustic versions of songs you like. In order to have videos appear in comments, you don’t have to mess around with embed codes or anything, just post plain links as such: “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meSSiRul3Z”. When you hit refresh it should show up as embedded and you can rock out at your leisure. This topic might be a little too rich, so let’s limit things to five picks per person – make them good ones!