So, I switched on the TV around noon today and flipped over to VH-1 Classic with the expectation that I’d catch some cheesy 80s video goodness. As it turned out, they were broadcasting a concert by some band that sounded familiar, but I couldn’t place visually.Then the vocals kicked in and I realized I was watching a Journey concert.

Only the lead singer wasn’t Steve Perry. Although he certainly sounded like Steve Perry. I realize Perry’s been gone from the band for almost a decade, and I’d also heard the story of how Journey found their new lead singer, Arnel Pineda, through YouTube (God bless modern technology). What I didn’t realize was that if you closed your eyes and heard this guy sing, you’d swear you were listening to the real deal Perry, same big voice, same caterwauling, the whole bit. Check him out for yourself, the resemblance is uncanny. OK, it’s not so uncanny in this performance (he misses a couple of notes that Perry would have nailed), but he still sounds a hell of a lot like Perry. Just saying.

Here’s the real deal Perry. I love this song.