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‘Saturday Night Live’ Finale With Mick Jagger (Videos)


Another season of SNL has come and gone and the show ended it’s 37th on a pretty good note. Mick Jagger was a good host, and an even better musical guest jamming alongside Arcade Fire, Jeff Beck and Foo Fighters. The show also said goodbye to one, or three, I’m still not sure but definitely one, of it’s own.

The show kicked off with another “Lawrence Welk Show” skit this time featuring Jon Hamm as an Italian crooner. At this point, they should just add Hamm and Justin Timberlake to the cast. Jagger’s monologue and the “Secret Word” skit go over well, but I didn’t enjoy the “Karaoke Night” as much as I should have. Fred Armisen and others do their best “worst” Jagger impressions until Mick as an insurance salesman with stage fright sings a bit of “Satisfaction” all by his lonesome.

After the celebration of the 100th “Digital Short” last weekend, we get the sequel to the popular “Lazy Sunday” short complete with former cast member Chris Parnell. I didn’t enjoy “Lazy Sunday 2” as much as I could have, something was missing but you know all of the internet will be raging about it later.

There was another short “Weekend Update,” perhaps again because nothing is going on in the news right now, besides some rich, white boy publicly trading his company and then marrying his girlfriend.

But all WE really needed was an appearance from Stefon!


Of Jagger’s three performances, I think the one with Arcade Fire doing “The Last Time” was the best. “19th Nervous Breakdown” with the Foos seemed a bit off, but I think everyone will be talking about his political blues song with Jeff.

The best moment of the night came at the end where dressed in graduation caps and gowns, the cast helped send off Kristen Wiig. It wasn’t confirmed until then that she was indeed leaving and there was no better way to make her exit than with her cast mates along with Mick Jagger and Arcade FireShe’s A Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday.”

There were also rumors that Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen were ready to move on too. If Fred does leave, who will do half-assed impressions of President Obama?

Arcade Fire Review – MUNICH!

Arcade Fire, Munich, and One Hell of a Joy-gasm…

Last night on November 28th Arcade Fire played an amazing show in Munich the capitol of Bavaria. The venue, a refurbished warehouse stricken with the name Zenith and a maximum capacity of about 7000. The crowd was dirty and pumped to see the best thing out of Canada since maple syrup. The show had been sold out for well over a month and it’s really no surprise.

The venue is located on the outskirts of Munich nestled between series of residential neighborhoods tying in a great feel of being in the suburbs. For those of you not on the wagon “The Suburbs” is Arcade Fire’s third and I think, best CD to date. The stage had a centered jumbo-tron with big stadium lights on each side. Again, I felt like I was at a baseball game in the suburbs rather than in one of Germany’s biggest cities. But enough with the set up, let’s get to the music!

The opening act for the evening was “Fucked Up!” A Toronto based band that really fucked up the first part of my night. A mix of scream-o-punk, I started wondering why Arcade Fire chose them to tour with, of all bands. I’m sure its some kind of Canadian brethren incest ordeal, but not my taste, and by the look of many German faces not theirs either. Especially when the lead singer dropped down into his skivvies. Mind you, the lead singer had more than enough “5 pounds” to lose.  Just so you can grasp the situation I was in, I would rather listen to Lea Michele sing.

After about eight songs and a longer than normal set-up time, the lights shut down, crowd perks up and Arcade Fire instantaneously starts their 90-110 minute non-stop set with “Ready to Start”! Oh boy, they were ready to start!   The night went on almost too quickly. They never gave the crowd a second to rest and I actually found myself dancing. I never dance in public…ever.  The great thing about this show was not just the great music but also the bountiful amounts of eye candy that the set and singers produced; the lead female singer/drummer/tambourine player really enjoys scarf dancing.

After the show everyone left exhausted wanting more and stepped outside to see 4 inches of new snow! It still hasn’t stopped snowing and I think I have the flu. It was well worth it though.