The Critics Choice Movie Awards, whatever that is, aired live on VH1 tonight. I could not tell you who won what, but it looked like a lot of Hollywood Movie Stars attended. James Cameron! The girl from Up In The Air! Nick Jonas & The Administration were the house band! Death Cab For Cutie were on hand too, delivering a bittersweet tribute to the late John Hughes via a cover of the most iconic movie tune of the ’80s. Nick Harmer explains why: “[His] films were important waypoints for us to use as we navigated the uncertain waters of growing up and even now still give us so much perspective, insight and laughter about those uncomfortable years. We honor him and will continue to celebrate him with our music and through his films for years to come.” It is not easy to cover this 25-year-old Simple Minds song. Even Billy Idol’s version was meh and it was written for him.
Death Cab For Cutie start work on LP7 this spring. Each one of them is a brain, and an athlete, and a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.