Monday, November 23, 2009

Ear on TV: Week of 11.23.09: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

You can forgive the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame a bit of fuzzy math in calling this their 25th anniversary. First and foremost, any excuse to put on a star-studded concert event like this is going to be accepted. (Just is.) Secondly, they're really splitting the difference, given that it was founded in 1983 but didn't have an induction until three years later.

Recorded over two nights (October 29-30) at Madison Square Garden, HBO has pared the 90 song setlist down to four hours. The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert might just be the most legendary lineup of artists ever to grace the stage for the same celebration. And what a better cause to celebrate -- that of Rock & Roll.

Playlist: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert - setlist (list of songs played)

Just to look through the lineup as it was announced some time ago was star-studded enough. But then to see all the special guests and the combinations that ended up playing on stage together makes this one for the ages*. Bruce Springsteen, U2, Stevie Wonder, Simon and Garfunkel, Crosby Stills & Nash are on the marquee, but it's the prospect of Metallica backing Lou Reed and Ray Davies, or Bruce Springsteen and Tom Morello launching into The Clash's "London Calling" that really grease the wheels. All that was missing was Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell (Eric Clapton cancelled at the last minute due to illness). The concert airs on HBO Sunday night at 8PM.

*And I do mean ages -- the average age of the performers lies well north of 60.

It's Thanksgiving week, and that means both vacation and a very big meal. Relating to the former, we have some of the talkies taking a break. To the latter, we have an exciting new series from IFC called Dinner with the Band, which takes the construct of a cooking show and sprinkles discussion of music with a helping of live performance. Brooklyn Chef Sam Mason invites musicians to a kitchen where he builds a menu based on their tastes, while the band helps do the cooking.. Artists scheduled for this first season include Final Fantasy, Les Savy Fav, Kid Sister, Men, Yacht and season premiere guest. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, who are treated to gourmet Steak & Eggs. Um... yum?
Dinner with the Band will Tuesday nights on IFC, at 11PM.

Playlist: Picks for the week
Monday, November 23
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Weezer
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Cold War Kids
NBC: The Jay Leno Show: Lady Gaga
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Timbaland with Nelly Furtado and So Shy
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Bat For Lashes (REPEAT)
Tuesday, November 24
CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Rihanna
IFC: Dinner WIth the Band: Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Weezer
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Pixies
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Cold War Kids (REPEAT)
SYNDICATION: The Ellen Degeneres Show: Bon Jovi
Wednesday, November 25
NBC: The Today Show: Bon Jovi
NBC: Late Night With Jimmy Fallon: Mos Def & Talib Kweli
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Lily Allen (REPEAT)
Thursday, November 26
FUEL: The Daily Habit: Rx Bandits
NBC: The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Bon Jovi
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Phoenix (REPEAT)
Friday, November 27
FUEL: The Daily Habit - Special Best of Music Matt & Kim, Matt & Kim, The Walkmen, The Bronx, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Street Sweeper Social Club
NBC: Last Call With Carson Daly: Keane (REPEAT)
SUNDANCE: Kill Your Idols: Sonic Youth, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Theoretical Girls, Liars, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Gogol Bordello, Swans
VH1: Storytellers: Foo Fighters
Saturday, November 28
BBCAMERICA: The Graham Norton Show: Lily Allen (REPEAT)
Sunday, November 29
HBO: 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert: Bruce Springsteen, U2, Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin


drake lelane said...

Picks for the week of 11.23.09
1. (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer
2. Something Is Not Right With Me - Cold War Kids
3. Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
4. Morning After Dark (Featuring Nelly Furtado & SoShy) - Timbaland
5. Daniel - Bat For Lashes
6. Russian Roulette - Rihanna
7. 100 Days, 100 Nights - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
8. Wave Of Mutilation - Pixies
9. When We Were Beautiful - Bon Jovi
10. Know That - (featuring Talib Kweli) - Mos Def
11. The Fear - Lily Allen
12. It's Only Another Parsec… - Rx Bandits
13. 1901 - Phoenix
14. Daylight - Matt and Kim
15. In The New Year - The Walkmen
16. Past Lives - The Bronx
17. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
18. 100 Little Curses - Street Sweeper Social Club
19. The Lovers Are Losing - Keane
20. Kill Yr. Idols - Sonic Youth
21. Date With The Night - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
22. Computer Dating - Theoretical Girls
23. Mr. Your On Fire Mr. - Liars
24. Orphans - Teenage Jesus And The Jerks
25. Punk Rock Paranada - Gogol Bordello
26. God Damn The Sun - Swans
27. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
28. Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
29. Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
30. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
31. The Only Living Boy In New York - Simon & Garfunkel
32. Respect - Aretha Franklin

drake lelane said...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert setlist 2009
Night 1 - October 29, 2009
Jerry Lee Lewis :
“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On”

Crosby, Stills and Nash:
“Marrakech Express”
“Almost Cut My Hair”

Bonnie Raitt with David Crosby and Graham Nash:
“Love Has No Pride”

Bonnie Raitt and Crosby, Stills and Nash:
“Midnight Rider”

Jackson Browne with Crosby, Stills and Nash:
“The Pretender”

James Taylor with David Crosby and Graham Nash:

Crosby, Stills and Nash with James Taylor:
“Love the One You’re With”

Crosby, Stills and Nash:
“Rock and Roll Woman”

Crosby, Stills and Nash with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and James Taylor:
“Teach Your Children”

Paul Simon:
“Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes”
“Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard”
“You Can Call Me Al”

Dion DiMucci with Paul Simon:
“The Wanderer”

Paul Simon with David Crosby and Graham Nash:
“Here Comes the Sun”

Paul Simon:
“Late in the Evening”

Little Anthony and the Imperials:
“Two People in the World”

Simon and Garfunkel: “The Sounds of Silence”
“Mrs. Robinson”/”Not Fade Away”
“The Boxer”
“Bridge Over Troubled Water”

Stevie Wonder: “Blowin’ in the Wind”
“Uptight (Everything’s Alright)”
“I Was Made To Love You”
“For Once in My Life”
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours”
“Boogie On Reggae Woman”

Smokey Robinson with Stevie Wonder:
“The Tracks of My Tears”

John Legend with Stevie Wonder:
“Mercy Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

Stevie Wonder with John Legend:
“The Way You Make Me Feel”

B.B. King with Stevie Wonder:
“The Thrill Is Gone”

Stevie Wonder:
“Living for the City”

Stevie Wonder and Sting:
“Higher Ground”/”Roxanne”

Stevie Wonder with Jeff Beck:

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“10th Avenue Freeze-Out”

Sam Moore with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“Hold On I’m Comin’”
“Soul Man”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom Morello:
“The Ghost of Tom Joad”

John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“Fortunate Son”
“Proud Mary”
“Oh. Pretty Woman”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:

Darlene Love with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“A Fine, Fine Boy”
“Da Doo Ron Ron”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band with Tom Morello:
“London Calling”

Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“You May Be Right”
“Only the Good Die Young”
“New York State of Mind”
“Born To Run”

Darlene Love, John Fogerty, Tom Morello, Billy Joel, Jackson Browne, Peter Wolf and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band:
“(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher”

Night 2 cont. in next comment...

drake lelane said...

Night 2 - October 30, 2009
Jerry Lee Lewis:
“Great Balls of Fire”

Aretha Franklin:
“Baby, I Love You”
“Don’t Play That Song”
“Make Them Hear You”

Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox:
“Chain of Fools”

Aretha Franklin:
“New York, New York”

Aretha Franklin and Lenny Kravitz:

Aretha Franklin:

Jeff Beck:
“Drown in My Own Tears”

Jeff Beck and Sting:
“People Get Ready”

Jeff Beck:
“Freeway Boogie”
“Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers”

Buddy Guy with Jeff Beck:
“Let Me Love You”

Jeff Beck:
“Big Block”
“Rice Pudding”

Billy Gibbons and Jeff Beck:
“Rough Boy”

Jeff Beck and Billy Gibbons:
“Foxy Lady”

Jeff Beck:
“A Day in the Life”

“For Whom the Bell Tolls”
“Turn the Page”

Metallica and Lou Reed:
“Sweet Jane”
“White Light/ White Heat”

Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne:
“Iron Man”

Metallica and Ray Davies:
“You Really Got Me”
“All Day and All of the Night”

“Stone Cold Crazy”
“Enter Sandman”


U2, Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith with Roy Bittan:
“Because the Night”

U2 and Bruce Springsteen with Roy Bittan:
“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”

U2 and Black Eyed Peas:
“Mysterious Ways”/”Where Is the Love”/”One”

U2, Mick Jagger, Fergie and
“Gimme Shelter”

U2 and Mick Jagger:
“Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”

“Beautiful Day”