Pop Culture Affidavit: The Podcast, Episode 3 — Nothin’ Lasts Forever, Even Cold November Rain

In the third episode of Pop Culture Affidavit, I take a look at “November Rain,” a song from Guns n’ Roses’ 1991 album Use Your Illusion I that was released as a single and had an award-winning video that dominated MTV’s heavy rotation in 1992.

Along with talking about the song, I do a commentary for the music video and actually play it on my keyboard (although to be honest, I play it pretty badly).  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to wear Slash’s hat.

You can listen to it on iTunes or here:  Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 3 — Nothin’ Lasts Forever, Even Cold November Rain.

To supplement the episode, here are a few things that I talked about on the podcast.

First, the ever-famous music video (note:  you’ll probably have to watch an ad before you play the video so adjust your commentary track accordingly — and start playing the video about a second after I say “play.”  Listening back, I realized that I was off a little.  It’s my first commentary, go easy on me.):

Next, here’s a link to the short story “Without You” by Del James, upon which the video was based:  “Without You”

If you’re wondering where I played those awful, awful notes, here’s the cover and the first page of the sheet music (you can faintly make out that I was learning to play this in September 1992):

And finally, just in case you wondered what an $8,000 wedding dress looks like on a supermodel, here’s Stephanie Seymour:

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