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KT and Her Big Guitar

September 21, 2007 9:45 AM

It’s not often that I have a great user experience on NBC.com. But when I do, it’s worth a shout out.

Because — sit down for this — the video actually played well and without stuttering!

And from “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” no less. As you may recall, the site sent me in a time machine back to 1997 Web buffering the first time I checked it out.

So here’s what happened earlier this week. I’ve been debating whether to get KT Tunstall’s new album “Drastic Fantastic.” I was on the singer’s MySpace page when I noticed her TV performance list included the Sept. 17 episode of “Late Night With Conan O’Brien.”

Well, that was earlier in the week, so I missed it on air.

But never fear! Therein lies the beauty of this modern Internet age.

Who cares that I missed it on-air?

I could find it online. But rather than go to YouTube or Google and search for it, I decided to go back to NBC.com and see if I could find it there.

Guess what? I found it and it was easy — I clicked on the show, then the episode guide, then the Sept. 17 edition.

Then, and this is the best part, the site offered me options! Yes, it offered me five to six thumbnails such as the opening monologue, Conan’s guest interviews and the performance from KT Tunstall. All I had to do was click on the KT Tunstall thumbnail and boom — her three minutes loaded and played.

All I can say is that’s a big guitar she wields.

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Comments (2)

handsignals4theblind:

You are no journalist and your writing reflects an insular outlook and shows why your a writer of fluff.
Please consider the mess your over rated military forces have left in Iraq then you can do your big expose piece on the Britney breakdown.

Some people have nothing to say so either retire or provide substance or go gaze at your navel you shallow bore.

Bryan:

I hope this comment gets moderated and posted:

STFU, handsignals! Do you even know what this blog is for? Why the hell are you here? Go flame a Fox talking head on Usenet. You're obviously confused if you're spewing your anti-MSM bile here.

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