Friday, November 02, 2007

Ear On TV: The Week of November 5

Note: I'm in Mexico for a week beginning November 2, so posts will be few and far between until I've fully returned November 12.

As you're reading this, I'm currently on an undisclosed beach in Mexico, sucking down cervezas and browning my bald head -- all due to the benefits of staying at a resort with daycare (I highly recommend it, parents). Anyway, one of the problems of writing this post a few days ahead of time is that there's a few musical guests who have yet to be announced. As of this writing, for instance, Amy Winehouse has had to cancel her appearance on Saturday Night Live (as well as the MTVU awards) thanks to some visa problems (which are no doubt thanks to some recent drug charges). SNL has yet to name a replacement, but after checking out where some artists are going to be on tour, I've got a couple suggestions* -- feel free to do use at your discretion, Lorne Michaels.

First, let's shoot for the moon and go for the Boss. He's got a break in his tour after finishing up the Midwest leg and starts up shortly after in Albany, so it stands to reason he'll be in the neighborhood. If no go on Bruce, how about another homeboy in Thurston Moore? He will have also finished up a solo tour and should be available if asked. Finally, sticking close to home again, NYC's LCD Soundsystem would make for an interesting choice, if only to hear them perform "New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" as the second song. They should be available having finished a blistering tour with Arcade Fire.

Speaking of Arcade Fire, they're performance on Austin City Limits sees the light of day this week as well, but as always, check your local listings. It might be months before we see it in Seattle, thanks to our crackerjack affiliate.

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, November 5
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Michael Franti and Spearhead
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Black Lips
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Band of Horses
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Soulja Boy Tell' Em
Tuesday, November 6
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Common
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Grizzly Bear
Wednesday, November 7
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Pittsburgh Slim
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Lyle Lovett
Thursday, November 8
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: The Hives
Friday, November 9
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Spoon
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Rufus Wainwright
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Piers Faccini
Saturday, November 10
NBC: Saturday Night Live: TBA (Amy Winehouse is unable to get a visa to get into the US)
PBS: Austin City Limits: Arcade Fire

*By the time this is published, the decision will have most likely already been made, but it's still a fun exercise.

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drake leLane said...

Picks for the week of 11.05.07

1. Yell Fire - Michael Franti
2. O Katrina! - Black Lips
3. Is There a Ghost (Album) - Band Of Horses
4. Crank That (Soulja Boy) - Soulja Boy Tell' Em
5. The People (Album Version (Explicit)) - Common
6. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Grizzly Bear
7. Girls Kiss Girls (Album Version (Explicit)) - Pittsburgh Slim
8. I Will Rise Up/Ain't No More Cane - Lyle Lovett
9. Tick Tick Boom - The Hives
10. Finer Feelings - Spoon
11. Going To A Town - Rufus Wainwright
12. Window Of The World - Piers Faccini
13. Intervention - Arcade Fire

The Ex said...

I really like Rufus Wainwright.

anddddddddddddd that's almost all I have to add to this.

bumpershine said...

My friend if you were here, you surely would have enjoyed the Laurie Berkner Band's version of "Little Boxes" and Beirut's "Scenic World" over the credits of this week's Weeds.