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Musical palate cleanser, from Athens, Georgia edition

From 1983, here’s R.E.M.’s first nationally televised appearance, on Letterman.

So much to love here, from Letterman waving the vinyl around, to the lo-fi look (twin Rickenbackers rule!), to Stipe’s full head of hair.  Oh, yeah, and the music, of course.

Man, those guys could rock.  (Also, don’t miss the Herschel Walker reference.)

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Musical palate cleanser, re-channeling the Seventies edition

If I had a dollar for every time I heard Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” in college, I’d have been well off at an early age.

Here’s The Highwaywomen’s Highwomen’s “Steve Nicks approved” version of the tune:

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Musical palate cleanser, abbreviated but very cool edition

Happy birthday, Mick.

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Musical palate cleanser, right on edition

Truth:  it is impossible to watch this live version of “Shaft” without a shit-eating grin on your face.

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Musical palate cleanser, getting (what’s left of) the band back together

So, imagine you’re somebody enjoying a Paul McCartney concert at Dodger Stadium when this happens:

I don’t know about you, but I would’ve gone nuts.  A bit ragged, to be sure, but for all that, still totally awesome.

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Your cord-cutting PSA

I still get the occasional email asking me if I remain satisfied with dumping DishTV in favor of YouTube TV.  (I am.)  Here’s a good give-and-take over at MGoBlog about cord-cutting and watching televised live athletics for your reading pleasure.  (SPOILER:  They like YouTube TV, too.)

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Musical palate cleanser, a little Texas guitar edition

I hadn’t seen this clip with Stevie Ray Vaughn before, but it’s a pretty neat look at him explaining technique.

Or, you could just watch him play “Tin Pan Alley”.

Ain’t much to say after that…

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