It’s always nice to see him break his postmodern irony schtick. There’s a great clip of Sonic Youth doing “100%” in ’92. They all end up flailing on the ground by the end of the song, then Letterman steps in and has no idea what to say.
Late Night-era Fallon gives Letterman a run for his money. Odd Future at their peak? tUnE-yArDs w/ the Roots? The D-Plan’s reunion? Questo’s unabashed admiration of Stanier after that Battles performance? Great stuff.
Really makes you wonder what the hell SNL is doing wrong.
“Ringleader” and “You Are the Quarry” in last places!? No, no, no.
Awww c’mon, Underscore, you can’t tell me you don’t get just a little excited when you hear “IT’S BEEEN…”
“Yr Coffee’s a Sucker”
“Dark Roast is Brewing at My House”
” I don’t need to see a picture of the sky, the trees, plants. There’s only one you.”
I’m using your comment to go off on a petite morning-coffee-fueled tirade: I’m so sick and tired of goddamned cynics and Joyless Jeans getting all up in magic’s business. Sure it’s goofy. Of course it’s fake. And yeah a lot of professional magicians have a wildly underserved self-seriousness about them that’s noxious to the max. BUT IS IT FUN? Hell yeah.
So next time I’m walking down the street in Manhattan (or Vegas or Montréal or wherever it is that magicians do their thing) and I stop amongst a gathering crowd to watch a guy with no shirt on pulling a card out of his ear, I better not hear a self-satisfied guy with a Don DeLillo novel tucked in his jacket pocket mumble, “Well he obviously just had the card hidden in his hand the whole time.” I don’t care to know how the trick works, I just want to know that it does work and that it brought some small wonder in my life for a few seconds.
On a happier note: The stereotypical delight that many Black people display at magic tricks is contagious and wonderful and I love it.
i am a doge
This is one of those nights (aside from Pats + Bruins games) that I really regret not shelling out for cable. Hulu, don’t fail me now!
For real! The beat on “Mother’s Talk” is gigantic. I wish my thrift store vinyl copy of it weren’t so scratched up.
This cover is wicked great, in spite of (or maybe because of?) Roland Orzabal’s uncannily Gene Ween-esque vocals.
I haven’t (but am about to) listened to this yet, but I just wanna put this out there: Songs From the Big Chair is such a killer album. Perennially underrated.
That was w/r/t michael_’s comment above, but I forgot to hit reply. “Sorry” – everyone on Degrassi, all the time
Spinner had a seriously questionable fashion aesthetic.
I feel like I just Inception’d into Chuck Klosterman’s fever dream.
That’s good enough for me. Side note: I would’ve killed to see Charlie Rose and/or Henry Kissinger get down a li’l in that clip. Oh well.
For what it’s worth, I don’t think it is (a coordinated joke). Colbert’s probably got an infinite Rolodex and they had about a day to produce it, which is tough but maybe doable.
Whether or not this truly was a booking mix-up or some coordinated joke between Colbert, MTV, et al doesn’t matter, because this video is unbelievable.
Godspeed, potential new MBV, and this? It’s a big year for dormant legends.
I believe a wise man once said, “when it’s time to pony, we will pony hard.”
Spoiler alert: that was man was me.
As a current UMass student, I love that you guys threw that song on this list. Killer track, wonderful summary of life at the University. I guess I’d add Caribou, but who am I to judge.
For the record, I’d add “Easier” to this list. Otherwise, it’s totally solid.