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Saturday Music Memories – Fun “Stripped Down”

There are certain bands that capture my attention right away, and Fun was one of them.

I still can’t put my finger on it why I love them, I just do. Maybe it is the passion for their craft during live performances, or maybe it is just the great music.

I stumbled across this on YouTube last weekend and had to share.

Here is an incredible version of their hit “Carry On” stripped down acoustically.

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Saturday Music Memories – That Song In Your Head!

I have had a song stuck in my head for the past two months and played it well over 100 times (according to my iPod).

Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert do an incredible job on “We Were Us”.

Can’t wait to see Keith play live for the third time in Edmonton this January!

Have a great Saturday. Just digging out of a snow blizzard here!

Saturday Music Memories – Aussie’s Rock!

I had the distinct pleasure of travelling to Australia in 1998 for 7 months. During that time, I listened to a lot of their local music.

One band that I was already in love with was Midnight Oil. I have had the pleasure of seeing them play live twice in Canada. They put on an incredible show.

Check out this excellent acoustic arrangement of one of their classic hits!

Saturday Music Memories – Time For A Cover Song!

 

I stumbled across a new website recently and am really enjoying it!

http://www.CoverMeMaybe.com provides up and coming artists a forum to display their talents via covers of popular songs.

Ryan Malcolm from Low Level Flight does an excellent job of Flo Rida’s “Whistle”.

Enjoy and have an awesome Saturday!

 

Saturday Music Memories – Road Trips Home

Welcome back to Saturday Music Memories!

I warned you during the first post that my musical taste is all over the map! What better way to show you then to go from an 80’s Classic Rock band to a current country star in the second edition!

I don’t follow country music much, but I do keep tabs on everything Keith Urban does. He truly cares about his profession and fans, and leaves it all out on the stage every night he performs. I have had the pleasure of seeing him play live twice. Each time, it was for over 2 1/2 hours. I did a post recently discussing passion vs raw talent. In case you missed it, here is the link:

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Keith is one of those rare performers who has the raw talent and the passion for his “job”. He is certainly living the dream.

I live 14 hours by car from my home town, and my family has done that drive with me 10 times in the last 11 years. Since this song came out, we play it multiple times on each trip! Every time I hear it, I think of all the fun we have had (and will have again in the future) on the highways of the beautiful Western Canadian Prairies.

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!