Monday, January 19, 2009

Ear on TV: Week of January 19: LMFAO

If you've shaken your thing in a dance club the last year, the music of LMFAO is surely familiar, be it their self-produced singles like "I'm in Miami, Bitch" and "Lil' Hipster Girl" or remixes for Fergie, Kanye West ("Love Lockdown") and Katy Perry ("Hot n' Cold"). Now signed to Interscope, the Hollywood Hip-Hop duo is finally poised to release an album of their already impressive catalogue of 'hits' (appropriately entitled Party Rock,) to be released next month.

RedFoo and Blu Sky, the stage names of the uncle/nephew combo, aren't waiting around for silly things like release dates to start the party going, though, as they
make their network television debut on Carson Daly this Tuesday. Says RedFoo (the uncle) "We want to be seen as much as possible. We want to be so big that we can't even walk down the street." After enough folks see them perform "I'm in Miami, Bitch," there's a decent chance that they'll get their wish.

Elsewhere, Spectacle this week welcomes singer/songwriters Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones and John Mellencamp for a good old fashioned "guitar pull," where a group of artists sit in a circle and trade songs and stories. Johnny Cash famously held them, with Kristofferson and Cash's daughter Rosanne were often in attendance. Elvis Costello makes an interesting proxy for the man in black, and I guess having Jones and Mellencamp make the affair a little more consumer friendly.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, January 19
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Broken Social Scene presents Brendan Canning (REPEAT - video)
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Japanese Motors
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Q-Tip
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: T.I.
Tuesday, January 20
ABC: The Neighborhood Inaugural Ball: Beyonce, Jay-Z, Stevie Wonder, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, Alicia Keys, Shakira
IFC: The Henry Rollins Show: Sinead O'Connor
NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Los Straitjackets
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: LMFAO
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Beyonce
Wednesday, January 21
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Zion I
SUNDANCE: Spectacle: Elvis Costello With...: Elvis Costello, Kris Kristofferson, Rosanne Cash, Norah Jones, John Mellencamp
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Beyonce
Thursday, January 22
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Of Montreal (REPEAT - video)
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Company of Thieves
Friday, January 23
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Todd Rundgren (REPEAT - video)
Saturday, January 24
NBC: Saturday Night Live: T.I. (REPEAT)
PBS: Austin City Limits: Manu Chao

1 comment:

drake lelane said...

Picks for the Week - 01.19.19
1. Churches Under The Stairs - Brendan Canning
2. Better Trends - Japanese Motors
3. Gettin Up - Q-Tip
4. Whatever You Like - T.I.
5. At Last - Beyonce
6. Show Me What You Got - Jay-Z
7. For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder
8. Just Fine - Mary J. Blige
9. No One - Alicia Keys
10. Whenever, Wherever - Shakira
11. Black Boys On Mopeds - Sinead O'Connor
12. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Los Straitjackets
13. I'm In Miami Bitch - Lmfao
14. DJ DJ (Dirty) - Zion I
15. Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Kris Kristofferson
16. Seven Year Ache - Rosanne Cash
17. Sunrise - Norah Jones
18. An Eluardian Instance - Of Montreal
19. Oscar Wilde - Company Of Thieves
20. Strike - Todd Rundgren
21. Politik Kills - Manu Chao