Friday, 9/3/10

by musicclipoftheday

Mr. Excitement

Jackie Wilson, “Higher and Higher,” “Lonely Teardrops,” live (TV broadcast), introduced by Roy Orbison and (I think) Del Shannon, 1974

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art beat

While at the Art Institute the other day, I wandered into a small room of paintings by this guy—who, in his early 20s (in the 1950s), moved to New York to study music with Lennie Tristano.

Robert Ryman, from The Elliot Room (Charter Series), 1985-87



Looking for something different?

How ’bout an hour of NYC traffic reports, uninterrupted?

(I stumbled onto this last night—Kenny G’s Hour of Pain—while waiting for Sinner’s Crossroads.)