Monday, November 8, 2010

The Prodigal Wench

I've been gone a long while, I know. Somehow I had no time over the summer, & even less now that I'm back at school. But I have returned, & hopefully I'll be able to be around more often.

Let's talk about Conan O'Brien, shall we?

He's back on TV, & it feels like he never left. In a good way, of course. It's nice to see him. The jokes & bits are funny & the guests were great. The most interesting was probably Jack White. For one thing, it's nice to see Conan singing & playing guitar because he's actually quite good, & Jack White is an interesting collaboration. Over the summer, they actually got together & recorded an album full of just straight-up rock while Conan was in the middle of his tour.

And since I wasn't around all summer, I'd like to talk about the tour a little too. He managed to do some pretty neat stuff, & not just in terms of comedy. Enjoy, & prepare for YouTube overload.

First, the funny: the tour's opening video.

And before Stewart & Colbert were holding rallies, they were having dance-offs:

Honestly, the more memorable parts of this tour very well may have been the musical ones.

"Seven Nation Army":

Eddie Vedder turns "Oh Yoko" into "Oh Coco":

And last, but not least, one of the most epic covers ever. Eddie Vedder brings it once again with The Who's "Baba O'Riley":


The Mistress of the Dark said...

I hate Conan...I think I've said this before..I find him so totally unfunny...and now ...just too overexposed....May he go back under the rock he came from someday soon.

Janelle said...

Overexposed a few months ago & maybe a little bit now, but I'd argue that over the summer he wasn't. Not as many people were paying attention to the tour, which was actually pretty neat.