This week's recommendation is: these live Weezer videos.
As someone who started to hit their teens about the same time as peer to peer sharing became extremely accessible and internet speeds were getting just fast enough to be able to download a song or even a video in the space of 15 minutes (it seems long now but, trust me, that was exciting), I used to download live music videos all the time.
Across the pond in America they seemed to have musical guests on their talk shows that were so much more appealing to me it was unreal. While we'd be stuck with Spice Girls miming along to their latest hit, they'd be watching... oh, I don't know... Hum, Alexisonfire or Weezer.
In fact, not much has changed to this day. We get Sam Smith, they get Eagulls. We get Ed Sheeran, they get King Krule. Honestly, baring Jools Holland occasionally giving the stage to some emerging UK talent - in some cases AFTER a late night show in America has already featured them, we really do draw the short straw when it comes to live music on TV.
Anyway, thankfully we now live in an age where you don't have to wait 15 minutes to download a video that may or may not just be a clip of someone doing a Bill Clinton impression advertising ringtones, instead you can just watch them all on YouTube instantly. Isn't life beautiful?
Here's a playlist of my favourite Weezer TV performances (along with a bonus AOL Session):