1/12/2008

"Late Night" scores

Last night’s David Letterman was a home run; the best I’ve seen from him in a long while. Not so much Dave, who is always Dave, but his guests, all of who were solidly entertaining: Tracy Morgan, Kat Von D, and the Dropkick Murphys.

Tracy Morgan was bizarrely and hilariously distracted. Every time “D.L.” would ask him a question, Tracy would respond with something completely irreverent and only slightly related to what they were talking about. At one point, they’re talking about the writer’s strike and Dave asks Tracy what he’s doing with his free time. “I’m just doing karate and trying to get females pregnant,” Tracy says. “At the same time. Karate and gettin’ females pregnant – that’s what I do.”

Check this link here to watch one of the funniest Letterman moments in years.

The very pretty and very tattooed Kat Von D was the second guest. She wasn’t up to much, just plugging her TLC show, LA Ink. Dave flirted with her some and she showed him a little David Letterman caricature tat she had just gotten earlier that day. “Believe me, this is the only way a goofy looking guy like myself would get on your thigh,” Dave said.

Finally, the musical guests were the Dropkick Murphys. DKM are one of those bands I’ve always liked, but at the same time, I’ve never seemed to get around to getting any of their music. They played “The State of Massachusetts,” the single from The Meanest of Times, their latest album. What made a lasting impression on me was – I guess it’s James Wallace who plays the tin whistle? – how he looks like someone who could and would beat the crap out of you if you asked him why he plays a flute.

Anyway, after seeing them on Letterman last night, I got The Meanest of Times today, which is where today’s music comes from. “Jailbreak” is a bonus track, which I don’t think is on the US release.

The State of Massachusetts.mp3
Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy cover).mp3

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3 Comments:

At 9:29 AM , Blogger Nazz Nomad said...

Tracy Morgan is awesome on live TV- check out this one
he hijacks a morning show


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOhKrL5DB1Y

 
At 11:38 AM , Blogger aikin said...

"someone gonna get pregnant"

He's hilarious! Thanks for the clip.

 
At 2:46 AM , Blogger M!ke said...

DKM kick serious ass. All Al Barr has to do is growl at the crowd and a pit will form.

 

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