For those losers with jobs who couldn’t make it to SoHo on their Tuesday lunch breaks, Ryan made his second public appearance this week, at the Ed Sullivan Theater, saying hello to his friend and fan Mr. Letterman for last night’s Late Show. Like when DR Adams visited Dave in those long gone Easy Tiger days, Team Letterman banked on the web appeal of the loony Tumblr mascot by airing one song and setting aside another aside for some web-exclusive pageviews boosting. To start here’s the televised portion: Cardinology’s “Fix It,” in which Ryan rocks gently while sporting some mussed brown hair, far from his blond/metal days (Iron Maiden shirt notwithstanding).
Head to the Dave’s dubya dubya for a performance of the new record’s great track “Cobwebs,” which comes off really well (maybe a mistake to choose this one for the bonus web bait). Take it to the end for a nice good night from ever avuncular Dave. Cardinology is out via Lost Highway.