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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Pierson's Skewed Tube 10/24

This week's picks are mainly music and I only did a quick search for something extra-curricular and settled for Jon Stewart on Crossfire, which I was glad to see was up.

Still, regular TV was really where it was at with VH1 Classics airing very rare BBC performances by bands like The Faces and AC/DC. The Faces show was beyond godhead. It re-airs some time this week, check VH1's website.

On TCM this month they've been showing a lot of Dick Cavett's best interviews from the late '60s and early '70s. Last night I taped a bunch and watched a good chunk of the Groucho Marx interview and was amazed at the Katherine Hepburn one which was as odd, brilliant and unique as an interview could/can get.

The other decent glimmer of hope on the TV horizon was NBC's "Studio 60" which is one of two shows based on a fictitious version of Saturday Night Live. Once you get past any of the casting of the show (which is good once you give it a chance; I was hesitant) it's an amazing show. Less over the top than "The Larry Sanders Show" but just as well thought out and intelligent.

Dig the YouTube while it's still free and easy. It ain't gonna be like this forever. And keep in mind that some of these may have been taken down. Hopefully, not.

my YOUTUBE top 10:

1. THE FRATELLIS - Henrietta & Chelsea Dagger (live on Jools Holland)

2. ALICE COOPER- Public Animal Number 9 (Beat Club 1972)

3. DAVID BOWIE- Space Oddity (rare early live performance)

4. BEACH BOYS- Forever (live 1971)

5. THE TUBES- White Punks On Dope (Old Grey Whistle Test)

6. ADORABLE- Sunshine Smile (video)

7. JON STEWART on Crossfire (Part 1 & Part 2)

8. TODD RUNDGREN- The Verb To Love (live)

9. THE DB'S- Big Brown Eyes (live)

10. ELLIOTT MURPHY- Last Of The Rock Stars (live)

(Pat's show airs at WRSU-FM on Tuesdays, 4-6pm Eastern - click to listen; he'll be spinning at the Loop Lounge in Passaic this Thursday, too.)


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