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Saturday Music Memories – Summer Song

It is summer, and where I live, you can’t roll down your car windows all year!

Brandon Boyd from Incubus makes me want to roll down the car windows all the time and listen to his music. He is on of the modern vocalists that I am captivated by.

This live version of “Isadore” is awesome and I have enjoyed it for several months now.

Saturday Music Memories – “Put Me In Coach”…

“I’m ready to play”!

I love baseball. I quit when I was 15 years old, but should have kept playing. I heard John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” on Thursday, and it brought back some very vivid memories.

I was about 12 or 13 years old. I played in baseball tournament over a weekend, and had a great time. The baseball diamonds were well-groomed, and there were more fans than usual, and it just felt different. Every time we took the field, “Centerfield” played, and I remember thinking how cool that was.

I don’t think we won the tournament, but I had a fantastic time. The only bad memory I had of the weekend was about a slide in to second base. The good news is I was safe; the bad news was I had to sleep on my side for a week because of the scrapes! OUCH…

My First “Saturday Music Memories” Post

I love music!

I have loved it since I received my first cassette tape when I was 10 years old one Christmas. Many of my best memories growing up were at Arena concerts with my friends, or outdoor music festivals. To this day, music is still a huge part of my life! I love my iPod, and I love making “digital mixed tapes” of great new songs, and “old school” favourites.

I have wanted to include content about music on my blog for quite some time, but was not sure how. I started thinking this week how I have had the ability for many years to connect certain songs to memories from my past. So as often as I can, I am going to share stories about my memories of a particular song, and include a music video on Saturdays.

WARNING – my musical taste is quite diverse! Some would say it is all over the map.

Today’s song for the inaugural “Saturday Music Memories” is an early 80’s Canadian Classic by Loverboy called “Working for the Weekend”.   

I was 8 or 9 years old, and my dad was working for the summer at a cadet camp in the resort town of Gimli, Manitoba, Canada on the picturesque Lake Winnipeg. Every two weeks, the cadets would go home, and another group would be brought in for sailing training. On the last night before they left, there would be a farewell dance at the camp. I first heard this song at one of those dances.

I originally thought this song was by Australia Legends “Men at Work”. But as I got a little older, I realized that this band was from Canada, and they were the toast of the town for many years in the early 1980’s. They still do some touring from time to time to this day.

Enjoy my first video, and have a great Saturday!