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Every few months I hear the following, “Long form does not work on the Internet, sans streaming movies and television shows”. I simply do not believe this. Sure, I love to jump around from one tab to another in my favorite browser (Rock Melt, in case you were wondering) but good content is good content.

Team Coco Presents, “Serious Jibber-Jabber with Conan O’Brien” is a perfect example of this. O’Brien apologizes at the top for stealing Charlie Rose’s set. That is less than ten seconds in and the last joke made. It is clear that O’Brien is fascinated by Presidential biographer Edmund Morris which makes for a fantastic 47 minutes. The only downside is what Team Coco clearly points out at the beginning, “The following is something Conan wanted to do. He will make more whenever time and fate allow.”

I love stories, especially ones that share insight into a time or place in history that many people didn’t have access to. I also love music. The combination of these two passions may explain why I have read the biographies of almost every popular musician who has published one (Note: I highly recommend Slash’s.) It also explains why I think story time with Mr. Roth is so “awesome”.

In this video published to Van Halen’s vimeo page, David Lee Roth explains why they wrote a “No Brown M&Ms” clause into Van Halen’s contracts. I think the reason is pretty brilliant, and no it’s not because he’s allergic to food coloring or gets off on being a rock diva.