Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Musical Walk Down Memory Lane


Today's post started when I watched last week's episode of Private Practice (don't judge me, I couldn't sleep and it was on.)  I was half-heartedly watching when a song playing in the background caught me attention.  I knew it and yet I didn't.  I kept listening until I placed it and realized it was a cover version of a song by a band I LOVED back in the day, a-ha.

Now I know that for most folks in the US they were pretty much a one hit wonder, but I fell in love with them and even had a German friend who would send me cassette taped recordings of their European hits since I couldn't find their music in the US.  While I was in grad school I was checking out the offerings at a used music store and found an imported CD of their greatest hits.  I snachted it up and loved it.

A few years later I pulled it out to load it into iTunes but the disc wasn't in the case.  I was convinced I'd lost it to a roommate in one of my many moves.  I was sad, since finding it again wouldn't be easy, but I also didn't spend a lot of time looking.  A few months later my lovely sister surprised me at Christmas, she'd tracked down a copy of the import and got it for me.

I tell this story for a couple of reason - to prove how great my sister is, to share what sometimes geeky music taste I have and to introduce an awesome cover version of their one big US hit, "Take On Me." If you like interesting covers - check out Runar Eff's other stuff on YouTube, kind of great!

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16 comments:

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

Better than the original. :)

Nicole said...

Since I am your only sister I assume you are talking about me, but I seriously have no recollection of that! LOL

Ashley Sisk said...

I seriously love this version.

Courtney said...

i saw that episode too (shamefully a fan of the show - i can't help myself). LOVED this version and immediately went to find it on iTunes. LOVE it!

krissilugbill said...

wow, lovin' it! thanks for the share!

justine said...

I now have that song in my head having read your post, it will now stay there all day!

Clare B said...

Nothing wrong with Private Practice - I was adicted when I lived in the US

R Montalban said...

Oh, my Ah-a, that does bring back memories!!! I do prefer this version of the song.

Crafty Girl said...

No judging here-- just loving! have a great day! love Crafty Girl

IVYALLOVER said...

wow what an amazing version of this song! I LOVE it. Glad you got it back what a great sis you have. I really enjoyed your post Private Practice? lol no judging I do the same when I'm up and can't sleep :)

Tezzie said...

Ooooo...I LOVED A-ha when I was a teen :D, and was ever so proud to be from Scandinavia (living in Canada at the time, anything Scandinavian represented all of us, even if it was totally from another country LOL). This is an awesome cover, and brings back many happy memories. Thank you!!! (and, Private Practice is a good show...so no 'judging' me, either" ;D)

The Estes Family said...

I remember the song, and I love private practice!!! Pretty pic as well:)

cindy said...

that is a gorgeous version of the song! love your photo, too!

The Felix Family said...

Great story! I love your picture. This makes me want to pay closer attention to background music while Im watching TV

urban muser said...

great version of this song! i had never heard this before.

Rúnar F. said...

Wow. I am so happy you guys like my version of the song.
Didnt even know it was being played in USA :-)

my website is www.runar.is
if anyone is interested

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