Saturday, February 21, 2009

The White Stripes and Conan O' Brien




The final Late Night with Conan O' Brien just ended about three seconds ago. I pretty much dislike all late night shows because I'm uncaring as to what celebrities are up to or what movie they're promoting, but Conan was different. Over the past sixteen or so years that crazy ass red haired man has brought a lot of laughter into our homes. I'm sad to see him go, but equally happy to see that he's just getting a new time slot.

Okay, now that I got the mushy parts out of the way...

What the hell was up with Jack and Meg? Is she pregnant? I can't believe I'm actually going to type this, but...

I was really underwhelmed.

With so much anticipation I waited to see the mighty White Stripes unleash some new material or at least perform a rollicking version of the world's greatest song Let's shake hands...

Sadly they did a less than spirited version of I can tell that we are going to be friends that, in all honesty, left me scratching my head. It was almost as painful as hearing Joss Stone's godawful version of Fell in Love with a girl or the acoustic version of said song that Jack played in Japan a few years back where it seemed he was covering the Joss Stone version himself. Aye...



It's been said that Conan asked them to play what they did and their performance was sad and chock full of emotion...I didn't see that while I lay on the floor like an excited child in front of the TV. I still want them to release another record.

Seeing them standing side by side was nice. More please.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also nice was that Meg was smiling and confident, playing Jack's guitar and sharing a microphone. The message seemed pretty clear - they are back in business and happy about it.
Unpredictable performances are predictable for these two, which is why we love them, right?

doorstop said...

This performance has been so negatively viewed by random people/youtubers.. but really it was meant to be emotional, and it was meant strictly for Conan. It's his favorite song.

I liked it. :3

liza jane said...

it was a good show. gotta admit, i got a little weepy for the end of an era. cheers to that weird and brilliant man.

as far and jack n meg... i enjoyed it. and i want that vanguard she was playing. real bad.

Oh, robot said...

You know? After watching it a few more times I can appreciate it, but at first...man.

I'm just bitter because they don't play "Let's shake hands" all the time.

That is one of the few songs on the planet that makes me want to fuck, fight, play pinball, and ride my bike all at the same time.

Is that T.M.I.?

doorstop said...

No, no it's not.

That sounds freaking awesome.
I'll have to try that.

Oh, robot said...

Fuck. Fight. Play Pinball. + Let's Shake Hands = The best night evarrrrrrrrrrrr!