Newsday’s Neil Best, fast becoming the king of attitude-free sports media bloggers, found something on Dolanvision the other day that stretches the boundaries of belief.

MSG, which costs pay TV providers about $1.85 per month per subscriber, Tuesday night in prime time offered Meat Loaf, live in concert with the Melbourne (Australia) Symphony Orchestra. I think it was taped in 2004.

It was a nice change of pace from slogging through another Yankees game, and come to think of it it was an appropriate lead-in to “The Bronx is Burning” on ESPN, since I’m pretty sure “Paradise by the Dashboard Light,” Mr. Loaf’s greatest hit, came out in, yup, 1977.

I was working in a foreign auto parts warehouse in Huntington Station that steamy summer. The worst job was collecting Mercedes exhaust pipes, which were much heavier than those of cheaper models.

Meat Loaf is almost 60 now. But he still seemed to have plenty of energy. In 2004, at least.