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Saturday Music Memories – Long Live Rock And Roll!

“Long Live Rock And Roll” is a new Daughtry track and it is AWESOME! There are over 20 references to musicians/bands!

I have listened to it 20+ times this week!

Four important questions need to be answered after you have a look/listen:

  • Billy Joel or Elton John?
  • The Beatles or The Stones?

(and for the rockers)…… wait for it:

  • Guns N’ Roses or Motley Crue?
  • Van Halen (with David Lee Roth) or Van Halen with (Sammy Hagar)?

Come chat music with us at our LinkedIn group too –  The Daily Music Sanctuary!

Have a fantastic weekend and kick back and enjoy some great music!


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.

Saturday Music Memories – Comin’ Home!

Dallas Green is a fantastic Canadian artist who used to front the hard rock band Alexisonfire. He did some solo work before and continues to tour under the name City and Colour.

I continue to be amazed at the diversity of his music and voice to perform with these incredibly different acts.

Enjoy this acoustic live version of one of his biggest hits, “Comin’ Home

Oh yeah in case you did not notice..

Dallas is a city

Green is a colour!

Pretty cool hey?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Saturday Music Memories – Can You Learn To Walk Again?

I am a huge Dave Grohl fan, but have never seen the Foo Fighters live. I am going to make a point of seeing them when they roll through town next time.

Everything he touches seems to turn to gold. His career has not been without adversity though. You see he was in a “little” band called Nirvana which obviously met their demise suddenly. But he persevered and has been kicking butt ever since. His collaborations with other artists have been met by rave reviews. I love his recent track with the surviving Nirvana boys and Paul McCartney. It just rocked!

His most recent collaboration is the sound track from his documentary – Sound City.

In this video, Dave Grohl hits it out of the park with two of Foo Fighters greatest hits … “Walk” and “Pretender” – acoustic.

Have an awesome weekend…

Saturday Music Memories – Lovin’ The Lifehouse

I have loved Lifehouse since they broke on to the mainstream music scene in 2001 with the smash hit “Hanging By A Moment”.

They have had some ups and downs in their career since then, but I have never stopped following. Jason Wade has one of those voices that keeps you wanting more. The past couple of years they have skyrocketed back in to the spotlight and I could not be happier.

I have not seen them in concert yet, but I am patiently waiting until next time they come through my town.

I have always loved their acoustic work, and this version of “Halfway Gone” is no exception!

Enjoy this awesome track and have a fantastic weekend!

Saturday Music Memories – Are You Feeling Better Now?

If I need a kick in the pants, a couple doses of this song at high volume seems to do the trick. I have loved Ed Roland and the gang from Collective Soul for close to 20 years, and their energy on stage is impressive.

I have had the pleasure of seeing them live on a handful of occasions and they never disappoint!

Enjoy this live version of their hit “Better Now” with the Atlanta Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Have an AWESOME weekend…

Saturday Music Memories – Let’s Have some “Fun”!

I must admit that I am not as up to speed as I should be on the current hot bands. The Grammy’s were an eye opener for me recently that I am missing out on some cool new bands. Take “Fun” for example. I mean, their name is “Fun”! How great is that?

Over 172 million people have viewed this video for “We Are Young”.

So your take away from “Fun” this weekend is have fun, laugh, and enjoy every minute.

Keep Smiling!

Come Join Us At My Facebook Page for Have A Laugh Fridays

I have been having the time of my life the past three weeks getting my Facebook Fan page for Sell Lead Succeed up and running building a larger community.

To my amazement, I have gone from “45 likes” to “205 likes” in that time period. I am very fortunate to have an incredible network supporting me. But it did take a “little” hard work which I am very glad that I did.

If you have not joined us yet, what are you waiting for? Stop by, “like” and join the conversation at:

If you know of anyone else who is interested in sales, leadership, social media, music, speaking, and some random content from a good ole’ Canadian boy please send them my way.

If you have a page that you would like me to “like” please send the link.

Oh yeah.. Have A Laugh Fridays and Saturday Music Memories will be seen exclusively on my Facebook Page this week.

Have an awesome weekend.


Saturday Music Memories – Shinedown Strips It Down!

Unfortunately I don’t have any concert memories of Shinedown yet, but certainly hope to see them in the next couple of years.

Their sound is quite diverse and can get rockin’.

But as many of you know by now, I have a soft spot for live acoustic versions. They absolutely “kill it” with a fantastic acoustic version of their hit single “Unity”!

Give this a “spin” on a screen of your choice and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

Saturday Music Memories – If Everyone Cared

There does not seem to be any grey area with respect to Nickelback. Either you love them, or you well… don’t love them. They grew up within 3 hours of where I live in Edmonton and are very popular around here. Their live shows are incredible. I am a simple guy from the Prairies in Canada –  If the music rocks and a few fireworks are set off, that is a good night out for me.

Sometimes it appears like Chad Kroeger is just trying to pump out hit singles. But if you can, why the heck wouldn’t you?

If you got all the haters under oath, I suspect that they would trade places with him at a moment’s notice, if they could live their dreams and be on stage for even one night!

They are Canadian, we love them, and this song has a great social message. Many people don’t know that they can “slow things down” from time to time, and this is one of my favourite songs.

Happy Saturday everyone…