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Good Music, Good Friends and Old School Recording Devices

December 14, 2012 - Theresa Proudfit
After working late Wednesday night I came home and turned on the television around 9-9:30 p.m. and found the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief Concert. Where have I been? I had no idea this was happening. I certainly would of recorded it.

So even having missed the beginning and end of the show (After a very long tiring day I unintentionally drifted off during Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb" only to find out Eddie Vedder assisted Roger Waters in belting out the legendary tune). I found it to be the most exciting thing on television all year.

So for the last two days I've been googling the event. Finding a few clips here and there but mostly finding websites that had footage, but then it was taken down because of copy write violations. I even checked every On Demand channel for a saved episode last night. No one has it.

The line up was amazing. The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, The Who, Roger Waters and even Adam Sandler.

I've seen The Rolling Stones and Pearl Jam in concert. Both are in my top five favorite concerts. (Stones, Dave Matthews, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Grateful Dead. Not necessarily in that order). Eddie Vedder is one of my all time favorite musicians. Thankfully I did find a clip of Comfortably Numb by Vedder and Rogers this morning and was hypnotized.

I was privileged enough to watch Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Adam Sandler, and most of the Pink Floyd songs before "Comfortably Numb" lulled me to sleep. This is not a criticism. I love the song and I've had insomnia for a few months so I mean lulled in the term of a beautiful, peaceful, lullaby. As much as I needed the sleep I wish I could of stayed awake for the rest of this concert.

So after having no luck online I will wait. My good buddy and religious recorder of all good television, Maggie Lanthier, has it recorded on VHS. Man I love that girl and old school recoding devices. First she needs to watch the four hours of the concert she missed and probably a few episodes of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" before I'll have position of the tape. That is okay. After the few previews I've seen I know it will be worth the wait and I'm thankful to her for planning ahead.


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