Monday, July 28, 2008

Ear on TV: The Week of July 28

Back in 2006, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunited for a tour called "Freedom of Speech," which served not only as old rock nostalgia, but also as a tour of political action, featuring many songs from the Neil Young album of Anti-Bush sentiment, Living with War, which was released that same year. Bernard Shakey (Young's alias) brought a camera crew along and directed the documentary CSNY: Deja Vu, which, along with the accompanying soundtrack, was released last week.

In the film, there's a funny segment featuring Neil Young's appearance on The Colbert Report that year, where he 'tricks' Colbert into playing along to "Let's Impeach the President." I bring that up because Crosby, Stills and Nash (sans Young) make an appearance Tuesday with the Colbert Nation, promoting the album and film (and current tour). That CSNY are back is testament to the tide turning again to protest, and while it's a shame that there's no Neil this time around, we at least still have the video from his last visit (see video below).

Elsewhere, if you missed my urging of two weeks ago to see The Hold Steady (video,) you have another chance as they take their hyper-literate classic rock to the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson on Friday. I just saw them live again Saturday night, and have yet to come down from that Stay Positive, straight-edge-for-the-post-prom-set high. Craig Finn is one front man who doesn't bother to hold in his geek moves in check and his enthusiasm for whatever song he's singing is hard to resist.



Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, July 28
ABC: The View: Katy Perry
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Minus The Bear (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: We Are Scientists
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Perry Farrell
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Gnarls Barkley
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Ting Tings
SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Akon<
Tuesday, July 29
ABC: The View: Nils Lofgren
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Low vs Diamond
COMEDY CENTRAL: The Colbert Report: Crosby Stills and Nash
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Chuck Prophet (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Rick Springfield
Wednesday, July 30
ABC: The View: Aimee Mann
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Atmosphere
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Innerpartysystem
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Sergio Mendes
Thursday, July 31
CBC: The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: Joan Jett
CBS: The Early Show: Rick Springfield
FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Submarines
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Robin Thicke
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Sean Kingston (REPEAT)
OVATION: John Cale: John Cale
Friday, August 1
CBC: The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: Foo Fighters
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: The Hold Steady
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Heavy (REPEAT)
Saturday, August 2
BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Robyn (REPEAT)
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Spoon (REPEAT)
OVATION: Later... with Jools Holland: All day marathon of artists
Sunday, August 3
OVATION: Later... with Jools Holland: All day marathon of artists

3 comments:

drake leLane said...

Picks for the week of 07.28.08

1. I Kissed A Girl - Katy Perry
2. Pachuca Sunrise - Minus the Bear
3. After Hours - We Are Scientists
4. Rev - Perry Farrell
5. Shut Up And Let Me Go - The Ting Tings
6. Sorry, Blame it on Me (Main) - Akon
7. Whiskey Holler - Nils Lofgren
8. Heart Attack - Low Vs Diamond
9. Déjà Vu [Live] - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
10. Waymore's Blues - Chuck Prophet
11. What's Victoria's Secret? - Rick Springfield
12. Freeway - Aimee Mann
13. You - Atmosphere
14. Don't Stop (Explicit) - Innerpartysystem
15. Funky Bahia featuring will.i.am, Siedah Garrett - Sergio Mendes
16. Change The World - Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
17. You Me and The Bourgeoisie - The Submarines
18. Magic - Robin Thicke
19. Take You There - Sean Kingston
20. Hallelujah - John Cale
21. There's Nothin (featuring The DEY) (Radio Disney Version) - Sean Kingston
22. Sequestered In Memphis - The Hold Steady
23. That Kind Of Man - Heavy
24. Show Me Love - Robyn
25. The Underdog - Spoon

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