Friday, October 9, 2009
"Nice Job!" : THE WEEKEND MIX
So, Dave...what's up?
I thought I'd cash in a few chips while the playing was hot. You know?
Back in the day of VCRs and DAT machines, I obsessively taped musical guests on late night TV, then transferred the audio onto a DAT (Digital Audio Tape.) I thought, back in 1994, that this was a fantastic idea, and that someday I would have amassed hours and hours of exclusive live music for...what? A blog, maybe? (It turned out to be just hours, not hours and hours...by the way.)
Here's a dozen of my fave live moments from David Letterman's first 2 years on CBS, with the exception of the XTC performance, which I believe is from 1989 and worthy of inclusion.
And for the curious, I think I still may have that cardboard cut out of myself.
Angels - David Byrne
Feelin' Alright - The Black Crowes
You Don't Know How It Feels - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
You're My Favorite Waste Of Time - Marshall Crenshaw
Bama Lama Bama Loo - Elvis Costello
Sick Of Myself - Matthew Sweet
Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash
King For A Day - XTC
Love Is The Drug - Bryan Ferry
I Count The Tears - Rosanne Cash
Crescent City - Emmylou Harris
This Is A Call - Foo Fighter