Do you get goosebumps when you hear music that is beyond thrilling? I do, and let me tell you–I had goosebumps all the way up to my hair last night after watching Seattle’s own HEART (Ann and Nancy Wilson) brrrrrinnnng it hard with “Kick It Out” on The Late Show With David Letterman.
Watch it til the very end…after Ann and Nancy kick everyone’s ass into orbit, Dave Letterman damn-near loses his mind. It’s awesome.
If you aren’t aware by now, Foo Fighters are Dave’s guest band every single night this week, and Dave Grohl’s HBO mini-series“Sonic Highways”is premiering Friday, October 17. DVR the crap outta this thing–here’s the trailer!
Leave it to Daveto give the BEST tribute to his friend of 38 years, Robin Williams last night on The Late Show With David Letterman. Dave gave a lovely personal, sweet yet funny remembrance of the man who made all of the now great comedians shake in their sneakers at The Comedy Store in Hollywood back in the 1970s, when they were all hungry to get a laugh or two.
Dave’s acknowledgement of Robin’s impact on the world–and on him personally is really worth the few minutes for you to watch…
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I’m sure I don’t have to remind you of Letterman’sfirst show back after the horrors of 9/11. He made us all feel a little more united as a country by being the first late night host to return to his TV desk, and successfully talked us through our collective pain. If you have forgotten how emotionally moving Dave’s monologue was that night, I’m going to post it now. David Letterman is also one of a kind.
God Bless Robin Williams and may you finally feel peace, and thank you David Letterman, for being YOU.
Last night’s taping of the “Late Show” had a little something different. Namely, the retirement announcement of it’s long-lauded host! David Letterman, a television personality and late night-host since 1978 on , began to helm the CBS’ “Late Show” in the early 90s and apparently feels the time has come to exit stage left. But not to panic! In his address of the matter, Dave stated, “We don’t have the timetable precisely down,” though he intimates his reign will wrap up sometime during the 2015 season. Pretty decent buffer that I’m sure all “Late Show” fans appreciate.
While I think it will be somewhat sad to not see Letterman anywhere on my TV — I pretty much grew up with him in the background — I think he’s doing the right thing by ending on a high note. Late-night programming is doing what it’s wont to do i.e. being taken over by a younger, “hipper” generation; kudos to David for leaving before he’s pushed out and on his own terms. For now, it’s a Jimmy Fallon world.