Monday, February 05, 2007

Ear on TV: Week of February 5

Fitting that this, one of the most boring weeks for musical guests, would feature Norah Jones, who's latest album Not Too Late hit shelves last week. I'm sure it's helped many a listener sleep easy with it's sultry slowness, but this listener finds the lack of variance a bit grating on repeated listens. Still, she pulls off her live performances with style and grace, and so it's at least worth mentioning her appearance on Leno Wednesday night (and, I suppose, to provide an opportunity to slog the album.)

A better pick, would be Calexico, who appear on Conan a night prior. Their sultry slowness is one rich with the sounds of the Southwest and a little bit of famed composer (and spaghettie western soundtrack extraordinaire) Ennio Morricone. A much more interesting way to fall asleep. if you ask me.

Monday, February 5
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Gov't Mule (RERUN)
Tuesday, February 6
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Paul Weller
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Calexico
Wednesday, February 7
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Norah Jones
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Christina Aguilera
Thursday, February 8
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Gwen Stefani
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Patty Griffin
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The Game
Friday, February 9
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Tenacious D
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Bird and the Bee
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Gwen Stefani

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Anonymous said...

calexico's on conan on tuesday, not wednesday!

drake leLane said...

you're right!

stupid me missed the post-midnight date change on the listing...