Misc, Music

LucidSportsFan’s Awesome Old Song of the Week (from a classic Nike commercial)

In 1993 I thought Nike was the coolest company in the world, and this was one of my favorite commercials:

I decided I needed to have a copy of that song, but I didn’t know what it was.  Today it would probably take about two minutes to look up the answer online and download it, but 20 years ago this was no easy task.  I thought it sounded like The Beatles, so I sent my dad on a quest to figure it out for my birthday.  After conversations with several people in multiple record stores about the “we all shine on” song, he eventually came home with the cassette of an album called Shaved Fish, by John Lennon.  The 4th track on side two was Instant Karma.

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