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Musical palate cleanser, “la-la-la, I can’t hear you” edition

Mark “There’s not anyone talking about change in that rule right now” Emmert, this one goes out to you, my man.

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Musical palate cleanser, the swinging sounds of Brian Wilson edition

I’m generally not a fan of the “hey, let’s trot out the stars”/We Are The World stuff, but I have to admit this is quite enjoyable, probably because of the excellent choice of material.

Three words sung by Chrissie Hynde and Steve Wonder’s harmonica are enough to make me swoon, to be honest.

(If you’re interested, here’s who’s in the video.)

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Musical palate cleanser, I’m in love with that song, redux, edition

A little sonic break from all things chicken with the reunited Replacements, doing “Alex Chilton”.

That is effing magnificent.  If you disagree, you have no soul.

(Yes, I know it’s only Westerberg and Stinson from the original group.  It doesn’t matter.)

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Musical palate cleanser, the best I ever had edition

Hey, what do you know… Bill Hancock’s talking.

How much would you pay to watch the first College Football Playoff championship game?

Try $650 for club seats in AT&T Stadium. Try what is believed to be the highest-priced face-value ticket in the sport’s history.

While CFP championship game ticket pricing has been out there for a while it’s not widely known. And there are qualifiers.

The $650 price for the CFP championship game on Jan. 12 is only for the stadium’s 15,000 high-end club seats. The general seating in the 80,000-seat stadium is $450. Student seating and standing room is $200. The participating schools will each receive approximately 20,000 seats for the game. Last year’s final BCS championship game tickets topped off at $385.

“The price is a bargain for the most important, most talked-about, most in-demand college game of the season,” CFP executive director Bill Hancock said in an email, “arguably the most compelling game ever.”

Who’d want to argue with the über flack?  Not the little guy who can’t wait to swing that kind of jack.

Instead, let’s hear an obvious pick from The Who.

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Musical palate cleanser

Hell, let’s get the joint jumping with a little Los Lobos.  From their underrated The Neighborhood, here’s the roots-rockin’ “Jenny’s Got A Pony”.

Speaking of underrated, how come nobody makes much of how good their guitar work is?

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Musical palate cleanser, another R.I.P. edition

Damn, Tommy.  Now they’re all gone.

I saw the Ramones on a twin bill with Graham Parker and the Rumour, Thanksgiving night, 1976, at the old Agora.  There were less than 10 people in the audience.  I felt privileged to be there.

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Hey hey hey hey

Here’s a reason to smile today.

It’s set to be released August 1st.  Mick Jagger is one of the producers.

Is it too much to expect “Dooley’s Junkyard Dawgs” in it?

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