The nine-second guitar rift sounded as fresh, as tap-your-feet and as uplifting Friday night as it did on that day in 1988 — a hot August afternoon — when I first heard it on the car radio on Saskatoon’s 33rd Street.My son Darren and I gave each other a belated Father’s Day at Rogers Place, thanks to my friend K-Rad, Kevin Radomski.Glass Tiger.Corey Hart.In the house.Ah, yes the 1980s: I was getting my feet wet in journalism. Music was — still is — a constant companion of inspiration, of reflection, and most of all, solace.Darren was in high school, attempting to figure what this thing — life — is all about.We share the same love of music.Case in point: before the show, Darren went for a few refreshments. He was halfway in the lineup when he heard the first note of Don’t Forget Me When I’m Gone, which launched Glass Tiger’s set.Darren ran back to our seats in time for the first chorus. “There was no way I was missing hearing this song live,” he said.This was the second time for me to see Glass Tiger, who has a new album out. It was the summer of 1987 at Northlands Coliseum with Tom Cochrane.I had a pint with Cochrane and GT’s lead singer Alan Frew after the show.Frew’s performance Friday was just as vibrant as it was 32 years ago. But this time, more profound: he sustained a stroke several years ago which made returning to the recording studio doubtful … never mind touring. Frew sounded and looked great.It was ironic. Just before their last song, he said the crowd was in for real treat in Hart.“Corey is at the top of his game,” Frew said.You too, Alan. You too.Hart, recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, had his entire family with him, including his wife Julie Masse, who is a backup singer.After a few songs on the main stage, a three-minute video played. When the lights came up, Hart and four band members were standing around a baby grand piano in the middle of Rogers Place.He held up a silver transistor radio and took us back to when he was 12 years old. Hart loved music and listened to the radio, dreaming of becoming a recording artist.One thing was missing: his father. Hart says he wasn’t a bad man. He just wasn’t around the family home.Then, he introduced his three daughters and son. And we began to understand why Hart took 20 years off from music.He wanted to be a dad, and, maybe give his kids something he never had.Hart is a grateful man, absolutely.So then, I don’t know what I embraced more — the music memories or the message Hart shared.Being there with our son was wonderful.And, it made hearing that song I first heard in Saskatoon even more meaningful.The tune, you ask? In Your Soul.