I was driving to a sales call on Thursday and I heard a very rare acoustic version of Wonderwall by Oasis. The cool part of this version is Noel Gallagher (typically the guitar playing brother), and not Liam (typically the vocalist) sings it. It has been my favourite version of this 90’s classic for many years.
My thoughts quickly turned to a night at a pub in a Sydney, Australia and a performer playing this song acoustically on a small stage in 1998. I remember how much I enjoyed it, and at that moment realized how lucky I was to be “down under” enjoying their summer, while it was the dead of winter back in Winnipeg, Canada!
I have never found that exact version of Noel singing Wonderwall, but here is the next best thing.
Enjoy and have an awesome weekend!
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:
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.
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!
My “Passion vs. Raw Talent” post (featuring my Van Halen concert review) early this week was very well received. So I thought, what the heck, let’s keep the momentum going with another music themed post.
I hope you enjoy this family road trip moment as much as I did. Have a great weekend!
Doug Grady is the President of High Achievers Network, and a musician to boot! I stumbled across his work searching for content to be included in Have A Laugh Fridays. I had a laugh when I heard the parody of this popular tune as it relates to sales. Admit it, you remember this song too!