Stevie Nicks: “Lady” Official Video & Live on Fallon

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Jimmy Fallon & “Ew!” Video

I can’t believe Jimmy Fallon made me like a song – based on Fallon’s “Ew!” skit. It’s like they made a full song of the “oh my God, Becky” intro of “Baby’s Got Back”…

Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant & Jimmy Fallon Doo-wop Duet

Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove

Just finished and greatly enjoyed reading the enthusiastic musings about music in Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove. The Roots drummer/Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bandleader loves music (and music reviews) as much as any of us music geeks do. Plus any book with anecdotes about Prince is automatically awesome.

I do wish the book had gone into more detail about the record label drama surrounding “You Got Me” from the Things Fall Apart album, particularly how Jill Scott reacted to being replaced on her own song by Erykah Badu. But I suppose Questlove didn’t feel that was his story to tell. I would also have liked to know more about the writing and recording of the song, which features not only The Roots and Erykah Badu but also rapping by a then relatively unknown Eve. “You Got Me” is not only one of my favorite songs of all time, it was one of my very first mp3 downloads and possibly my most frequently played mp3 since I’ve had it so long. Video below.

One of the many relatable and thought provoking portions of the unusual memoir is when Questlove ponders his role as a musical “tastemaker,” particularly what subconscious (or socially conscious) motives may influence his choice to like and/or promote certain artists. He asks himself whether he genuinely loves a band or if he embraces them simply for the critical cachet they carry – a question I’m certain every music fan, critic or not, has wrestled with at some point. I know I have.

I’m With Coco

I think my rave review of Conan O’Brien’s Tonight Show debut explained my love for Coco enough for you to understand my disappointment over NBC’s decision to replace him with a dinosaur devoid of humor.

NBC had a great late night pairing with Conan followed by the new Jimmy Fallon Show (it doesn’t get much better than The Roots), and I’m sorry to see them mess it up with such a huge step backwards.

In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, NBC has announced that it will move Jay Leno’s corpse of a show back into Conan’s timeslot and Conan released a statement declining their pathetic offer to keep his job in order to avoid ruining The Tonight Show or bumping Jimmy Fallon’s show back further.

I’ll still watch Jimmy at whatever time he ends up at, but before that I’ll follow Conan wherever he goes.

Tonight Show w/ Conan O’Brian Official Site