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Aqua Teen Dream - Patti Smith

from the TV series finale of Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2015)

The elegy is one of the most sanctified forms of poetry or song, lamenting on death since the days of the ancient greeks.

In the world of western music, there is perhaps no artist more qualified to deliver an elegy than Patti Smith.

Last night, she delivered a musical elegy at the close of the series finale for the Adult Swim cartoon series Aqua Teen Hunger Force.  What a brilliant way to go!

In a deadpan style, Patti Smith sings:

I never dreamed
I'd be an Aqua Teen
Thirteen seasons
What did it mean?
A Master Shake
Meatwad, a floating head
And now you're dead
And it's the end
of Aqua Teen Hunger Force
It's the end
of Aqua Teen Hunger Force

So, grab a Kleenex and have a listen.

Click Here to listen to Aqua Teen Dream.

Meet The Mets - Yo La Tengo

from the album Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics (2006)

Last Wednesday night, New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores broke into tears on the field during a game against the Padres.  Apparently, social media went viral with reports that he had been traded to Milwaukee to the point that many in the home town crowd gave him a standing ovation when he came to bat.

They say that nobody cries in baseball, but Mets fans understand Flores' emotions.  Our hearts get broken all the time.

So, in honor of Wlmer Flores and Mets fans everywhere, here is Yo La Tengo performing a lo-fi cover of the New York Mets theme song.

Click Here to listen to You La Tengo perform Meet The Mets.  Dig Keith Hernandez holding a cigarette.

Click Here to watch Wilmer Flores getting emotional amid trade rumors.

Click Here to watch Wilmer Flores hit a game winning home run two nights later.