Last year the Goo Goo Dolls found a video of George Dennehey playing their songs on Youtube… what makes George different is that he was born without arms and learned to play guitar with his feet.
Here’s George taking the stage with the band playing Iris.
In an interview with the Huffington Post, George said “Every person has their purpose here. We’re all here for a reason. Don’t let anything get in someone’s way to do what they feel called to do. I just want people to see that even though I don’t have arms I’m still striving to do what I want to do in my life.”
Being a fan of music from the 1990s, a lot of my peers will tell me how they feel “old” and “outdated” when it comes to music. The thing is, music from the 90s is in it’s “awkward phase” in life. It’s not old enough to be “retro” like the 1980s… or even old enough to be considered “oldies”. But it’s not current enough to please a lot of the teenagers of today. The decade’s time will come, where fashions and trends will be revived by kids who think they’re doing something “new”.
Also, if you’re feeling this way about your favorite songs from the 1990s, I do want to offer you this. One of the biggest hits world wide was PSY’s “Gangnam Style”. After the song had gotten a little stale and wasn’t going anywhere else on the charts, to what decade and artist did he turn to? The 1990’s own M.C. Hammer!
If you’re still not convinced, I would also like to point out that Matchbox 20 is still going strong with a world tour in progress, Blues Traveler recently celebrated 25 years as a band, and Hootie and the Blowfish still get together and jam.
I’ve been a fan of Jewel since she hit the airwaves back in the 90s, but this post isn’t really about Jewel… totally. The song “You Were Meant For Me” was written by Jewel and a man named Steve Poltz.
I had an opportunity to meet Steve in 2003 as he was promoting his album “Chinese Vacation”, and he had such great stories to share. While his album didn’t come out until it was too late to be included in The Radio Reboot, I would suggest you check it out. Above is a youtube of one of my favorites from “Chinese Vacation”. And below you’ll find a link to a great interview as well as acoustic performances.