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Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Those of you who pay attention to more than reality TV shows may have noted the passing of Les Paul. He was 94.

HULU.COM started streaming this excellent documentary about his life and the amazing contributions he made to the music industry. It is just over 1h 45m long. The last 30 minutes is the performance he did at the IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB in NYC on his 90th birthday. Until 8 weeks before his death, he played at the IRIDIUM (BTW - the club is pronounced "eye-rid-ee-um") every Monday night for the last 25 years.

You don't have to watch this, just click it to play and then go about your business. Those of you old enough to remember him will be able to just enjoy the music from an era long past. Those too young to know who he was will learn something in a most pleasing way.

Sadly, since this is on HULU, it probably won't stream outside of the USA. But you might try using an anonymous proxy server to do a work-around. I am not sure if that will work but it is worth a try.

To those who are able to view this, I hope you enjoy it.

"Let's all be careful out there!"