I may not be a fan of Rolling Stone or the Hall of Fame but when someone I actually admire is being recognized, I cant help but feel a bit of excitement. Songs that shaped my youth and adolescence and to this day inspire my actions
Quite simply the worst mannered and most humorless bunch of pricks I’ve ever dealt with. And while I was a huge fan then and while I am not a huge fan now, I certainly still admire the man
Remember there are alternatives such as sleeping or reading or Netflix or hey how about heading out and seeing a live band? Just a thought.
Seth doesn’t play off Fred at all well, and Seth uses the fifth man, the audience, very very poorly. During a frankly bizarre “Celebrity Spelling Bee”, whose main joke, they give two audience members difficult celebrity names and the third easy names, doesn’t remotely work, he fails to connect with a single one of the three.
While I might shrug at the likes of an Adam Levine here or a Blake Shelton there sitting in chairs and trying not to sneer, isn’t Chris Martin meant to be the new Bono or something?
Music Supervisor T Bone Burnett has crafted selections to punctuate the storylines to perfection. Including Lucinda Williams, John Lee Hooker, Steve Earle, and Johnny Horton, but also unexpected shots of indie rock, metal, psych rock, and rap
According to many websites, Chipotle is suing Ocean who backed out of the deal after receiving $212,500 in July 2013. He was supposed to received another $212,500 later but declared in August 2013 he would finally not participate in the project.
I don’t want to get sick of his shtick- and since its sorta predictable, its easy to get old really quick. So rather than shout out all the nifty things he’s done on the new improved and hipped up Tonight Show, I’ll periodically share something off the beaten path.
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I kissed Donna’s hand and spoke briefly, there was something beatific in her visage, she looked lovelier than I had ever seen her. Then I went left and went home and so did the couple. Joseph tells me that towards the end of the concert you can see Donna on the balcony looking down!
The problem is I have seen everyone from the Faux Beatles to Marshall Crenshaw perform terrific versions of Beatles songs and really, these versions, certainly anything anyone but Stevie Wonder or half the Beatles, the “les” if you will, were somewhat on the useless side.
David Letterman spent this week having acts perform Beatles tunes in honor of their US landing anniversary. Unfortunately this is not a tribute it is a horrible nightmare that even the mute button couldn’t cure
the point being that these shows are always too big to be real, and there was a question on many lips… were the Red Hot Chili Peppers really playing or were they faking it?
some real awkward statements such as let Germany brew your beer/Let Switzerland build your watch/Let Asia assemble your phone/We will build your car’… wow, did Dylan the poet actually say this?
LL Cool J was bad last year and worst this year. The “Mama Said Knock You Out” in Tux and smile sprouted poorly written platitudes about music bringing people together. Really, I mean, really?? It was skin crawlingly insincere bullshit of immense proportions, I wonder how all these overfed over glorified nitwit pop stars can listen to this crap without throwing up
On the plus side is that nobody will be ragging em with comparisons and… well “The Sound Of Music” wasn’t simply miscast it was nearly impossible to cast; a true classic so indelibly in the pop consciousness that the entire thing felt like artistic vandalism.
Definitely a rebound and as annoying and dreary as Drake can be on stage, he is self-deprecating enough to make up for the hugely frustrating Justin Timberlake episode last year. Mazel tov, Drake. You won out
Judas Priest: a character in the episode referred to the band as ‘death metal’, something which didn’t sit well with Judas Priest’s fans and überfans, and Bart Simpson had to apologize in his usual old-fashioned classroom punishment, writing a hundred times on the blackboard ‘Judas Priest is not death metal’.
But the true main character of Treme, as realized and vibrant as any other, was the music. It infused every part of the show, from passing shots of buskers on the corners to the biggest names on the stages of Bourbon Street
This is Lorne Michael’s fault, he has grown lazy or maybe just bored with SNL. The Michael’s produced Jimmy Fallon Show is much funnier, why doesn’t he move some of those writers? Doesn’t he sit in on the meetings. Doesn’t he wake up on a Monday morning like Tom Coughlin, wondering what hit him?
Where is Helen Bach, who woulda been much meaner than I was? Well, she has resigned from the SNL beat and I don’t really blame her. 1D are good sports but boring boys.
This isn’t Carrie’s fault, NBC gave her the role, what was she supposed to do? But she is neither the singer nor the actress for the role and she weighs it down so much it is painful to watch.
When he is saving third world countries with water or spitting political venom you can rest assured he will be as predictable as tea time. This lends to his credibility and brings us full circle- this show is tailor made for his talent.
Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor and David Tennant as the 10th Doctor meet up with John Hurt as… well, I don’t know what number Dr. Who it is, a War Doctor, finds the trio ready and willing and has done in the past, kill off a planet before going back to the future via a doomsday machine with a conscience, to not kill off the Daleks and the Time Lords in one fell swoop.
Lady Gaga is given the task of hostess AND musical act. Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake have been given the same honor. Miley and Justin owned it.. Katy not so much but we did get alot of boob jokes
Its like Mean Girls meets bewitched. I’m on episode 6 now – so maybe things amp up. Speaking of things to come, that twirly chick from Fleetwood Mac is showing up in episode 10
Watching SNL is like visiting a hospice once a week and the damn patient just wont die. I am embarrassed at how bad the show is and I have hated nearly every musical guest
Wallace died last week at the age of 70. She is survived by her son, Michael Hawley. One part actress, one part MILF, RIP Mrs. Krabappel
Now if I can survive the first tune by the musical guest I’m throwing myself a victory party. No lie- it’s horrible. When we bitched and moaned over the loss of Belushi and Radner and claimed the Billy Crystal/Eddie Murphy days were crap we had no idea things could and would get much much worse.
This woman is really trying too much, she is trying to be this all-time light-jazz-easy-listening singer and this edgy provocative-dresser-pseudo-artsy-fame-monster, she wants to be everything so that, at the end, we don’t know who or even what she is anymore. Too much is too much,
The Cure were one of those bands that were a staple in my teenaged world. Always crushing on frontman Robert Smith (such a sexy beast) while convinced he was gay (not). The songs of lament and angst were delivered in a croaky whine that went straight through the heart.
haved loved her music for what it’s worth. Fluffy ear candy with no real purpose but no real harm. She is the poster child for teenage girls and gender non descript fella’s. She is in line right after Gaga for the Queen of the Queen throne but right now she needs to stay alive.
Guys, you’re not going to believe this… more Cee Lo Greene. That gumball head is back with his ass on every talk show couch. Why? What the hell is with the booking agents of these shows that makes this jerk a draw?
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice”
Welcome Back SNL. I can honestly say I havent missed the show at all over the summer break. Yeah, Justin Timberlake and Kanye gave me a couple good moments but over all it was a pathetic hot mess. Void of comedic valud and seemingly draggin on forever, this hour and a half of my life would be better used sleeping.
The JKL crew was asking us to cheer up and applause every 15 minutes, it was for a TV show after all, and no one was complaining, that was the least these people could do. On stage, they were bringing a colorful small piano, whereas there was already a grand piano in the back, and soon Jimmy Kimmel and Paul McCartney were waving to us from the top of the El Capitan building
Televisions is heading
Sponsored by Live Nation and Fords Fiesta economy car, teams rush across Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to get everything the band requires- and the first to fulfill the list on this indulgent scavenger hunt?
do you think he will become the band leader like Paul Schaffer was? Elvis and The Roots become Fallons ‘house band’? I would rip my eyeballs out and throw them in the Hudson. I just ruined my own day just thinking it
Television is not yet reflecting the va va voom of the rest of the industry but instead going the other way. We have the shortest musical guest list of the entire three years I have been doing this. I’m not sure if the performers have not been announces or if it just plain sucks
Well at least Moby isn’t on…Selena and Ariana and all the other Disney princesses are and Ellen has a few good ones but, nah. This holiday week is a weak one. I think the reruns are out of control and with some of them almost a year old they could potentially feel like new
Starting with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Have you seen the cover of Rolling Stone? This is the fourth RS of in a row that I have had to flip over cuz the person on the cover repulsed me. Yep, shallow
Look, I know this has nothing to do with music but HOLY CRAP its Bewitched!
It’s a shame that the marvelous Joan Jett is on Thursday night, but on the show I will not mention.
It’s silly isnt it? With the power of the internet watching TV is really not such a big deal anymore.
Let’s face it kids you’re not going to see anyone cool on the Tonight Show- well not this week.
Post Warped Tour depression, burned skin and tons of stuff to sort through in the dead of New England summer means one thing- TV Party.
Here we are- ankle deep in July, and none the worse for wear. Television is nothing to cheer over but that’s OK cuz you’re busy doing better things like swimming in a hotel pool.
For the first time I can literally say you have seen it all before- that is if you wanted to. Every show this week is a repeat…why? Its Fourth of July week!
I mean just think how inexpensive it would be too book one of our picks instead of Barenaked Ladies- who most likely paid Leno to be on. High five to Fitz and The Tantrums though, well done kids!
Mister Worldwide! Ayyy Papi! This weeks television is feast and famine. There are days with nothing and days with too much. That’s OK it makes it more challenging. We have Pitbull we have No Doubt and we have Japandroids. A nice mix up of style for a week when you should be studying for finals or out seeing live music.