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Eddie Vedder singing the National Anthem

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Every morning at 6am we will be posting a video of someone singing or playing the "Star Spangled Banner".

Back in the day television stations would end their "broadcast day" with an instrumental of the National Anthem accompanied by images of dandelions blowing in the wind, of flags being held by children, and olde fashioned barbers using leeches on alleged witches.

When the song was over, the screen would flicker and a test pattern would appear, followed by a steady, high-pitched tone, waking you up if you had fallen asleep with your clothes on in front of the tv. Again. Stoner.

The Internet, though, never goes to sleep, it only gets regulated and billed to you conveniently on your phone bill.

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But when you wake up to it, you should have some music to groove to.

This morning we bring you Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam singing the anthem before one of the NBA Finals in Chicago back in 1998. It starts with Bob Costas looking irritated that he sucks even worse than Vedder.