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Update: Benjamin Wagner of MTV News Sings Oasis’ “Wonderwall” In My Office

August 11, 2009 — 3

Last week's performance in my office by MTV News' Benjamin Wagner has become a pretty popular post on Something Burning. Seems like people enjoy his music as much in a video square on the interweb as we all did hearing it live. So I thought I'd post another song he did for us that day. It's his cover of "Wonderwall" by Oasis. Classic song, not easy to cover, but I love his interpretation and how he speeds it up.

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I wish everyone could hear it live like we did. Oh wait, you can! Click here for Benjamin's upcoming live shows. Click here to read Benjamin's blog. And click here to see what Benjamin does when he's not playing guitar and singing.

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VP of MTV News Benjamin Wagner Just Performed In My Office

August 7, 2009 — 11

Turns out, when he's not running MTV News, Benjamin Wagner writes and performs music. In fact, he's already got a few indie albums out. Benjamin took a break from breaking news and whatnot, and he came over for a visit just now. My meeting was ending, so Ben picked up a guitar and jammed for us. Check out Ben... Here's an original...

Untitled from Ross Martin on Vimeo.

Notice the sky in his guitar. We stole the guitar from Robin Katz, in our music department, who was working from home today.

Untitled from Ross Martin on Vimeo.

Download Benjamin's music here Check out Benjamin's website here Catch Benjamin live at the following upcoming shows: Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York) August 13th, 2009 - 9:00 pm Iowa State Fair (Des Moines, Iowa) August 16th, 2009 - 12:00 pm Rockwood Music Hall (New York, New York) October 17th, 2009 - 5:00 pm