As I've mentioned in the past, the wonderful classical music station in Chicago, WFMT, has had a unique and joyful show every Saturday night, The Midnight Special, that tosses aside fine art and presents instead, folk, comedy, Broadway, and "madness and escape." The show was created by one of their staff announcers in the 1950s, a fellow named Mike Nichols who went on to far bigger things.
Every New Year's Eve, they do a special Special, taking listener requests and often having live performances in the studio -- or by remote from a stage. This year marks the New Year's Eve Midnight Special's 60th anniversary, so in its honor I thought I post a selection that tends to get requested every year.
This is the Rocky Mountain Boys -- actually, it's from a performance in concert of The Second City -- singing their hit classic, "I Hate Live."
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