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by Greg Call
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party happened a couple of nights ago. I watched much of it online, and it was about what you’d expect. Some pretty meager live performance (looking at you, Velvet Revolver and Sammy Hagar), some too-long speeches (that’s you, Eddie Vedder), and some truly great moments (REM and Patti Smith doing “I Wanna Be Your Dog;” Keith Richards playing with the Ronettes). It wrapped up with everyone on stage singing Patti Smith’s “People Have the Power.” To help all of you out in kb-land feel a part of this transcendent cultural moment, we’ve put songs from each of the inductees in to the radio.blog. For those that want to know what Patti Smith is saying in her “Babelogue” that precedes “Rock and Roll Nigger” (which she performed live the other night), it’s posted below:
I woke up this morning, turned on the radio, and discovered that I had missed the Tony Awards last night. Not that I would have watched them if I had known they were on, but I was surprised to find that they had come and gone without registering on my cultural radar at all. Nada. Not a blip.
I thought we should have a post dedicated to discussing the Oscars. What are your thoughts?
More later, but you can discuss below.