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Tonight's edition focuses on our human need to belong. We all want to feel like part of a community, and I'm extending the welcome mat to anyone who has ever felt out of place, out of the loop, or not quite in control of the situation. I was always a wallflower and had a hard time performing in front of people, which is a shame because I have a lot of innate talent that isn't being shared. Let's open up here a bit tonight and bring ourselves to share a little of what's really inside. My musical selection to kick things off this evening is Blind Melon's No Rain; join us for a video intensive experience below the fold!

Blind Melon - No Rain

Ooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo, oo-oo-oo-oo
All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
I like watching the puddles gather rain

And all I can do is just pour some tea for two
And speak my point of view
But it's not sane, it's not sane

I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I don't understand why I sleep all day
And I start to complain that there's no rain
And all I can do is read a book to stay awake
And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape
Escape......escape......escape......

All I can say is that my life is pretty plain
You don't like my point of view
You think that I'm insane
It's not sane, It's not sane

I just want someone to say to me no, oh, oh, oh
I'll always be there when you wake, yea-ah
You know I'd like to keep my cheeks dry today
So stay with me and I'll have it made

And I'll have it made
And I'll have it made, oh
Lord no no
You know I'm really gonna, really gonna have it made
You know I'll have it made
Ahhh, ahhh, ahhh, ahhh

Here's some handy-dandy directions for embedding music videos in a comment from our fellow Musical Mooner, Azazello:

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  2. Type in song and/or artist, eg. age of aquarius.
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  5. There will be a button under the video that says embed, click it.
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  7. Right click this and press copy.
  8. Now you're ready to rock, go to the body of your comment, right click and select paste.
  9. Try it.
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