January 3, 2012

Two Track: (I'd Go the) Whole Wide World

Lance and I attended a wedding on New Years Eve. First time I ever did the NY eve wedding thing.
It was a ton of potluck fun. Everyone brought a dish. I made my not-so-world famous tater tot casserole.

Kevin, the groom (and Iron Hill Lancaster brewer) loves old celtic punk. The first song to play after the ceremony was Wreckless Eric's "Whole Wide World." I don't believe I ever heard that song before. It was an awesome moment.  I had to go home and look it up.  Here are a few versions including Will Ferrell's take in the movie "Stranger than Fiction." He plays it for Maggie Gyllenhall's character on acoustic guitar.

Wreckless Eric 1980

Stranger than Fiction scene

The Proclaimers

A version by the great local band, Blood Feathers at Johnny Brendas

A ukelele/hula version with lyrics

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