A friend of mine, Dug North, shared the video with me of a rock/funk/cover band, The Main Squeeze, doing a tear-the-roof-off-the-dump rendition of The Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."

I found this video restorative for a number of reasons and it reminded of the uncountable number of local bands, cover bands, wedding bands, and coffee house singer-songwriters whose talents go largely unknown beyond the confines of their town, city, or state (or, if they get lucky, a loyal YouTube following). — Read the rest