Working late here, with some trash TV on in the background. Another VH1 rehash. But then this clip comes on:


It’s an amazing performance, and (I think) a fair analog of the man. He starts out a little off and hesitant. Gets stronger, but some doubts remain. And then, he gets there. Some place the rest of us never could, but recognize nonetheless. It’s amazing. Man, did we lose something when we lost him.

(Title and concept stolen from Atrios a long time ago. Just now got around to making the theft public.)