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The Phil Spector Trial: We Watch Court TV So You Don't Have To (06/05)

June 5, 2007 1:05 PM ET

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY? Medical examiner Dr. David Pena took the stand for a fourth and final day. Last week, he appeared to have the defense rattled with his convincing case that Lana Clarkson's death was a homicide rather than an intentional suicide; now the defense is arguing that it could have been an accidental suicide. We also learned that Clarkson was a Grateful Dead fan who liked to quote Jerry Garcia in e-mails.

IS THIS GOOD OR BAD FOR SPECTOR? Pena's entire testimony has been bad for Spector.

HAIR AND WARDROBE WATCH: Spector sported a large-collared orange red shirt under a pinstriped suit jacket.

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“Madame George”

Van Morrison | 1968

One of the first stream-of-consciousness epics to make it onto a Van Morrison record, his drawn-out farewell to the eccentric "Madame George" lasted nearly 10 minutes, combining ingredients from folk, jazz and classical music. The character that gave the song its title provoked speculation that it was about a drag queen, though Morrison denied this in Rolling Stone. "If you see it as a male or a female or whatever, it's your trip," he remarked. "I see it as a ... a Swiss cheese sandwich. Something like that."

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