Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ear on TV: Week of October 20 - More Yo Gabba Gabba

After all the brouhaha surrounding the bailing and then recent appearance of John McCain, Letterman certainly deserves his break this week, joining the rest of the talkies, save Craig Ferguson, in taking some time off. In the face of reruns, it's time to turn to your toddler's favorite show for your live music needs. (Don't have a toddler? I can rent you one... cheap.)

This week the deliciously wacky Yo Gabba Gabba returns with new episodes, featuring several cool music performances. Monday has Muppet songwriter Paul Williams ("Rainbow Connection,") along with another Knock Knock Joke of the Day from 30 Rock pages Kenneth (Jack McBrayer) and Donnie (Paul Scheer). Tuesday features the Sweden's I'm From Barcelona, a band that can feature of up to 30 musicians backing singer/songwriter Emanuel Lundgren (pictured). On Wednesday, there's Money Mark and Flight of the Conchords' Rhys Darby; while Thursday brings Norway's always engaging Datarock, and, more importantly, AMY SEDARIS! It's enough to make me want to slip on some pull-ups and drink my morning joe out of a sippy cup (apologies to my co-workers this week).

Elsewhere, if you're lucky enough to get the channel (and I'm not,) Fuel's The Daily Habit has the wonderfully twisted Deerhoof stopping by to play "The Tears and Music of Love" and "Fresh Born," from their recent release Offend Maggie (also toddler approved -- well, mine anyway).

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, October 20
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Civet
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Mates Of State (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Hot Chip
Tuesday, October 21
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Laura Marling
NBC: The Today Show: Randy Newman
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Atmosphere (REPEAT)
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: I'm From Barcelona
OVATION: Definitely Dusty: Dusty Springfield
Wednesday, October 22
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Pretenders (REPEAT)
FUEL: The Daily Habit: A Place to Bury Strangers
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Young Jeezy w/ Nas
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: Money Mark
Thursday, October 23
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Lady Gaga
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Pete Seeger (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Cold War Kids
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Glen Campbell (REPEAT)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Moby
NICKJR: Yo Gabba Gabba: Datarock
Friday, October 24
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Smashing Pumpkins
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Beck (REPEAT)
CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Lenka
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Deerhoof
NBC: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Al Green (REPEAT)
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Ryan Bingham (REPEAT)
OVATION: Peter Gabriel Live - Growing Up: Peter Gabriel
Saturday, October 25
NBC: Saturday Night Live: Coldplay

2 comments:

drake lelane said...

Picks for the week of 10.20.08
1. Son Of A Bitch - Civet
2. The Re-arranger - Mates of State
3. Ready For The Floor - Hot Chip
4. Ghosts - Laura Marling
5. Harps and Angels - Randy Newman
6. You - Atmosphere
7. Paper Planes - I'm From Barcelona
8. Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
9. Boots of Chinese Plastic - Pretenders
10. I Know I'll See You - A Place to Bury Strangers
11. My President Featuring Nas - Young Jeezy
12. Pick Up The Pieces - Money Mark
13. Poker Face - Lady GaGa
14. Take It From Dr. King - Pete Seeger
15. Something Is Not Right With Me - Cold War Kids
16. Times Like These - Glen Campbell
17. I Love To Move In Here - Moby
18. Computer Camp Love - Datarock
19. Tarantula - Smashing Pumpkins
20. Gamma Ray - Beck
21. Don't Let Me Fall - Lenka
22. The Tears and Music of Love - Deerhoof
23. Standing In The Rain - Al Green
24. Bread & Water - Ryan Bingham
25. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
26. Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Dr. No said...

I love Yo Gabba Gabba and don't have any children. (I am waiting for a goos sale). Thanks for the Ferguson news my fellow blogger.