Category Archives: Music

T. Rex – Jeepster (Live at Wembley in 1972)

A friend reminded me that it was Marc Bolan’s birthday yesterday (Sept 30th). He’d be 67 now, if he hadn’t died in that car crash back in 1977. A tragic loss. I found this great live clip of T. Rex performing “Jeepster” at … Continue reading

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Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (Live on Letterman in 1995)

Dave always had great musical guests. Here’s Weezer doing “Say It Ain’t So” on Letterman in 1995. Rivers Cuomo plays all the lead licks, which I hadn’t realized. I thought it was the other guy doing lead, but Rivers does … Continue reading

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Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness (Live in 1967)

Filmed the day before Otis Redding died in a plane crash. The last time he ever performed “Try A Little Tenderness”.

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Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Live on Letterman in 1994)

“Our next guests are fly, fresh, dope, AND phat.”

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Elvis Costello & The Beastie Boys – Radio, Radio (Live on SNL in 1999)

Elvis Costello was the first artist to be banned for life from Saturday Night Live. Twelve years later, he was back on, performing the same song that got him banned, with the same apology to the audience that preceded it. … Continue reading

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Neil Young – Words (Live in Glastonbury in 2009)

I don’t remember coming across a live version of “Words” before. It’s one of the many great tracks on Harvest, but one I’d never known Neil to do live. But here he is, rocking “Words” at Glastonbury. Ben Keith was … Continue reading

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Grateful Dead – Iko Iko (Live in 1989)

“Iko Iko” was first recorded by The Dixie Cups in the mid 196os, but its origins go back to the 1950s and a song by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford called “Jock-A-Mo”. I first heard it through the Grateful Dead, and lots … Continue reading

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