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.)
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.
Highwaywomen’s Highwomen’s “Steve Nicks approved” version of the tune:
Truth: it is impossible to watch this live version of “Shaft” without a shit-eating grin on your face.
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.
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.)
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…