A.C. Newman — joined by Nicole Atkins — will be the featured musical guest tonight on CBS’ “The Late Show With David Letterman“. Several members of the Matador staff are attending, mostly to make sure Jon Wurster doesn’t say anything audible about Paul Schaffer’s stint on “A Year At The Top”. Dave’s other guests tonight : Zac Efron and ESPN’s MIke Greenburg & Mike Golic.
Tonight on NBC’s “Late Night With Conan O’Brien”, Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew —- otherwise known as internationally famous pop trio Yo La Tengo — will serve as part of the backing ensemble for Merge recording artists She & Him, aka M. Ward and Zoey Deschanel.
She & Him are not to be confused with the obscure noise rock due You & It, nor the semi-popular Y&T.
I hope you will remember exactly where you were the day “I hope you waxed your asshole” entered the popular lexicon just as surely as “up your nose with a rubber hose”. “Horrible People” might not scale the creative heights of SCTV’s “The Days Of The Week”, but for 2008, this isn’t bad at all. Video link swiped from Radosh.net.
Every Sunday at midnight, or at least first thing Monday morning, I On-Demand (my verb) the next Wire episode. So, this morning while I’ve been trudging through other concerns, the 2/3 episode has played twice in the background. I won’t give anything away, but let’s just say that McNulty offers his critical take on Dead Meadow. No, let’s just say that Marlo’s people make a buy at a Dead Meadow show. No, let’s just say that Dead Meadow play a secret show at the mission. No, let’s just say that Senator Clay Davis rocks some Dead Meadow in the car. No, let’s just say that I’m more than a little stressed about this Just Farr A Laugh legal problem. For real.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiSEbyhAR0k[/youtube] Smokin' TV history in more ways than one, ladies and gentleman, though with all due respect to NBC for compiling the highlights package above, there is some great stuff they missed.
The New Pornographers have just been confirmed to appear on The Late Show with David Letterman on August 20th. That's the night before they officially unleash "Challengers" on the world (although people hip to BEGN have been enjoying it for weeks already). Ready, set, Tivos ahoy!
The Late Late Show is an Irish institution (like the Magdalene Asylums) which was presented first by Irish broadcasting legend and brave-name-haver Gay Byrne, then latterly by Pat Kenny, the presenter being harassed in this here clip. Of course, the Irish stereotype of the literate drunk irks me somewhat, but I can't help but applaud this heckler. He's hammered, and he still manages to articulate in a concise manner what most right-thinking Irishers think of Pat Kenny.
About two years ago, I fell deeply in love with The Wire. You can’t even describe it in words. Sordid twists on corruption, taciturn civil servants and then…that drug experiment with all those drugs. So, why not start a whole blog dedicated to understanding it. Well, someone already beat me to the punch. Behold….the Heaven and Here blog. (you’ll recognize some contributors including the editor of world-class b-ball blog… Free Darko.)