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Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:08 PM

Inauguration '93: Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe - "To Sir With Love"

One of my favorite moments from Bill Clinton's inaugural celebration

Hard to believe it's been 20 years.

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Reply Inauguration '93: Natalie Merchant and Michael Stipe - "To Sir With Love" (Original post)
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 OP
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #1
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #2
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #11
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #3
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #4
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #7
Cooley Hurd Jan 2013 #9
iwillalwayswonderwhy Jan 2013 #5
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #6
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #8
iamthebandfanman Jan 2013 #10
Adenoid_Hynkel Jan 2013 #12
iamthebandfanman Jan 2013 #13

Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:11 PM

1. This was pretty cool.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:12 PM

2. Absolutely my favorite part, too!!!!

Here's the 1st song 10000 Maniacs did (with an intro by none other than... Dennis Miller???):

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:57 AM

11. I wish the aliens would give us back that Dennis

and take the evil Bush-worshipping clone they swapped him for

That's easily my favorite Maniacs song, BTW.
I had such a crush on Natalie back then.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:22 PM

3. I have this on an old VHS

oddly enough, the emcee of the event was a pre-sell-out Dennis Miller.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:24 PM

4. So do I. I remember transferring the audio to cassette...

...and playing the hell out of it on my car stereo until the tape snapped

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:27 PM

7. it also had this historic moment

My two favorite bands join forces:

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:33 PM

9. I forgot about Automatic Baby!!



THAT was a GREAT ball!!!!!

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:26 PM

5. I love that Michael started out trying to stand still

But he couldn't.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:27 PM

6. My favorite from 1992 was Don Henley singing "the times they are a changin'"



Listening to this performance again, I'm reminded of the optimism that I had. The subsequent disillusionment created borderline cynical expectations of Obama in 2008.

So, I listen to it again and think it might be appropriate to give a break to those 20 years younger than me whose expectations are as high as mine were. It's not my right to piss on anyone's wheaties.

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 21, 2013, 07:29 PM

8. beat me to it

That was definitely the other big highlight

I also remember discovering Soul Asylum for the first time from this concert

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Response to lumberjack_jeff (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 12:22 AM

10. ever notice when a democrat wins

that the theme is hope and everyone has a since of togetherness and drive to really start moving forward?

hell, maybe its worth electing one just for the one nite of optimism ..even if thats all we get..

a break from worry is good for even the die hard and long lasting among us

i remember all this happening... i was old enough to care and take notice.. but not old enough to vote and had no clue what political activism was or what it REALLY meant...
all it took was a stolen election and then the noise of those war drums in the distance beating for iraq...
ill never be the same. forever eyes wide open.

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:00 AM

12. I've always had a love/hate thing for the Clinton administration

On the one hand, Bill's 92 campaign got me into politics at 15 and shaped a lot of my ideas.
On the other, his hiring of Dick Morris and rightwing triangulation soured me on the Dems to the point I voted Nader in 2000.

I've come back around, mainly thanks to Howard Dean's efforts...followed by President Obama.
and Bill's grown on me again these last few years, to the point that I still can't help but like the guy.

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 01:07 AM

13. the good doctor

was the first candidate ive been extremely passionate for
and ill admit.. i voted nader too
it was my first election..
and i knew i didnt like things like NAFTA.. (if only i had know of all the other 'reforms' republicans made with clintons signature)... argh...
lol

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