Monday, July 07, 2008

Ear on TV: The Week of July 7

Most the talkies are still on vacay, but thankfully Conan O'Brien's pasty complexion requires that he stay indoors and entertain us this week, so we're treated with a few new performances. Topping the list is Little Jackie, the hip-hop-pop duo of singer-songwriter Imani Coppola and programmer Adam Pallin who bring their act to Conan on Tuesday.



The Brooklyn duo samples classic R&B rhythms with a hip-hop slant not unlike the retro chic stylings coming out of the UK in droves (Amy Winehouse, Estelle, Adele, Duffy, Lily Allen, etc,) as evident on their infectious lead single "The World Should Revolve Around Me" -- from the album The Stoop, out tomorrow. Most folks may remember Imani Coppola from the 1997 rap hit "Legend of a Cowgirl," which listening to now has me wondering how eleven years went by so fast.

Elsewhere, Ovation continues their month-long American Revolutionaries series with documentaries on Thelonious Monk (the Clint Eastwood-produced Straight, No Chaser,) Miles Davis and Kurt Cobain. The Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain makes it's premiere on Saturday, but it's been available on YouTube for a long time now (broken up in nine pieces -- Part 1 below). Courtney Love and surviving Nirvana members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic all declined to be interviewed, and there's no music from the band licensed for the piece, but there's still plenty to draw interest, including a lot of input from ex-Guns N' Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who spent a surprising about of of time with Cobain in his final days.


Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, July 7
CBC: The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: Coldplay (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Matt Costa (REPEAT)
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Steel Train
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Tristan Prettyman (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Heart (REPEAT)
Tuesday, July 8
CBC: The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos: Foo Fighters (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Adele (REPEAT)
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Los Lonely Boys (REPEAT)
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Little Jackie
Ovation: Straight, No Chaser: Thelonious Monk (REPEAT)
Wednesday, July 9
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Shooter Jennings (REPEAT)
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Joe Cocker
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Alanis Morissette (REPEAT)
Thursday, July 10
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lil Wayne (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Estelle (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: The Game (REPEAT)
OVATION: The Definitive Miles Davis: Miles Davis)
SUNDANCE: Live From Abbey Road: Stereophonics , Colbie Caillat, Joan Armatrading
Friday, July 11
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Dr. John (REPEAT)
FUEL: The Daily Habit: The Circle Jerks
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis (REPEAT)
Saturday, July 12
BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: The Kooks
OVATION: Last 48 Hours of Kurt Cobain (PREMIERE): Nirvana
PBS: Austin City Limits: Los Lonely Boys, The Gourds (REPEAT)
Sunday, July 13
OVATION: Old, Weird America: Harry Smith's Anthology of Folk Music: Beck, Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth

1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Picks for the week of 07.07.08

1. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
2. Mr. Pitiful - Matt Costa
3. I Feel Weird - Steel Train
4. Madly - Tristan Prettyman
5. The Pretender - Foo Fighters
6. Chasing Pavements - Adele
7. Heart Won't Tell A Lie - Los Lonely Boys
8. The World Should Revolve Around Me - Little Jackie
9. Straight, No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
10. This Ol Wheel - Shooter Jennings
11. Love Is for Me - Joe Cocker
12. Underneath - Alanis Morissette
13. Lollipop featuring Static Major - Lil' Wayne
14. No Substitute Love - Estelle
15. Streets Of Compton - The Game
16. So What - Miles Davis
17. Maybe Tomorrow - Stereophonics
18. Love And Affection - Joan Armatrading
19. City That Care Forgot featuring Eric Clapton and Ani DiFranco - Dr. John
20. Live Fast Die Young - Circle Jerks
21. Stardust - Willie Nelson
22. Always Where I Need To Be - The Kooks
23. Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana
24. How Will You Shine? - The Gourds
25. Last Fair Deal Gone Down - Beck
26. The Butcher's Boy - Elvis Costello
27. Dry Bones - Roswell Rudd