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Picks and Pans Main: Tube

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ONE OF THE SEA CHANGES IN THE LAST quarter century of television has been the explosion of music. I was born in the Mitch Miller era and grew up in a time when you were lucky to get one music show a week that reflected popular tastes. I still remember the thrill I got from seeing Paul Revere & the Raiders in their Minutemen garb, lip-synching their hit “Kicks.” (Don’t laugh. The ’60s were a pretty music-starved decade on TV) Today the tube is alive with the sound of all kinds of music, at all hours, a pervasiveness reflected in this week’s column.