Two videos that have nothing to do with each other this week.
“No Myth” – Michael Penn
It’s National One Hit Wonder day! What actually constitutes a one-hit wonder can often be a little murky. Does it mean cracking the Billboard Top 40? Or does it mean songs that get into our pop culture memories regardless of chart position?
Regardless, this is one of my favorites. Just a perfect pop song, and one that everyone seemed to love my freshman year of college.
“Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World” – Pearl Jam
Ryan Adams is performing on the first episode of the new Daily Show Monday night. So maybe next week we’ll have a video of one of his Taylor Swift covers. But Pearl Jam just happened to show up on The Late Show this week and tore into one of their classic covers, with a little help from Stephen Colbert. Like most bands that have stuck together for over 20 years, Pearl Jam’s song writing fastball is at least 10 years in the past. But live on stage, they can still kick out the jams. This is a pretty remarkable performance.