June 17, 2013

Simon & Garfunkel's Songs of America Video

This Simon & Garfunkel 1969 TV special is worth noting not only for it's classic content, and close-ups of the duo and their team in production, but for its inclusion of a section dedicated to three, assasinated American leaders -- Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy --  but for the backstory. This performance was created for television but the intended sponsor backed out because all three of the victims shown were Democrats. CBS wisely decided to show the performance without the sponsor. Length 51+ minutes. Midway through we get some 60s anti-war and anti-poverty rhetoric. Seems sadly quaint. 

Tell me you didn't tear up watching little Caroline and Bobby running to greet JFK, or Martin Luther King with his little son, while Simon & Garfunkel harmonize "Like a bridge over troubled waters  ... So long, soooo long ... ". 

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July 25, 2012

Eric Hutchinson Sings About His Wife Watching Roger Federer: 'Watching You Watch Him

From "Moving Up, Moving Down", Eric Hutchinson sings Watching You Watch Him on David Letterman 2-21-12

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September 01, 2011

Labor Day Break: Florence & The Machine "Dog Days Are Over"

From Colbert report:

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May 10, 2011

Pomplamoose Does Angry Bird Theme

Totally and I mean trivial: 

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Google Music Beta Arrives

Google has followed Amazon by launching its own cloud-based music service, although in proud Google tradition it is a "beta" release by invitation only -- exclusive to you and a million of our closest nerd friends. To request an invitation, click here , for info click here.

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April 29, 2011

Condoleezza Rice In Mozart Duel with Jack Donaghy

Art immitates ... the recursion makes my head ache. 

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April 12, 2011

Thinking of Egypt ... Or Closer to Home

Apropos the military crackdown this week in Tahrir Square, or for that matter, "compromise" on the US budget and revolving door between the White House and Wall Street. 

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March 29, 2011

Amazon Beats Apple to the Cloud

Amazon beat Apple and Google to the punch by quietly launching its Cloud Drive with music service today.  

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September 26, 2010

Rocker Phil Collins on Aging

Amusing, to  me at least, aside from an interview with aging rocker Phil Collins, ex-Genesis: 

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December 26, 2009

Chesnutt's Death Highlights Need for Healthcare Reform

The Christmas day suicide of Vic Chesnutt, reportedly despondent over healthcare bills he couldn't pay and operations he could not afford, came one day after the Senate vote to create universal healthcare, highlighting the failings of America's for-profit healthcare system. 

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