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May 23, 2014

Have you ever had this much fun just doing your job?

You don't have to die to go to heaven
Or hang around to be born again.
Tune into what this place has to offer
'Cause we may never be here again.

--Hagar, Anthony, Alex van Halen, Edward van Halen

Even if you're not a Van Halen fan, watch this 1986 concert video starting at 1:30 through at least 4:00. Next, a serious question. Have you ever had this much fun just doing your job? Sure, it helps to know the Van Halen standard "Best of Both Worlds". But even if you are hearing the song for the first time, Eddie Van Halen's obvious joy in playing it, and his giddy California kid strut together with band members Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony, are contagious. Oh, have I? Yes. But it's hard for me to imagine working at something I did not love, and could not dance to.

Live Without A Net Tour, New Haven, Connecticut, 1986

Posted by JD Hull at May 23, 2014 04:10 AM


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