Monday, May 11, 2009

The Target Lady

Ok. So Saturday Night Live has been decidedly un-funny for the past few years. Last year's "D*** in a Box" was an internet sensation, and justifiably so- it was hilarious. I saw people doing the hand motions for months. Last Saturday marked Timberlake's third appearance on the show, and one skit in particular had me laughing out loud. Kristen Wiig's 'Target Lady' gets me EVERY time. This week, her friend Peg stopped by. Hilarity ensued.


Monday, May 4, 2009

Great Was the Music

I was fortunate enough to go to last night's "Dark Was the Night" staging at Radio City Music Hall. It was an amazing night of live music, all to support a great cause. Led by the great David Byrne (who, I'll have you know, was sitting not 3 rows in front of me when taking a break from the stage), the two-act show featured many of the fantastic indie artists that make up this compilation. Openers The Dirty Projectors, along with Byrne, proved to be a great start to a stellar night, with their catchy collaboration "Knotty Pine." Critical darlings The National followed, yet seemed to subtract a substantial amount of energy from the environment. My personal highlight came with Bon Iver. Onstage for nearly every other artist's performance, Justin Vernon (and crew) really showcased their talent. Whether filling in for Ben Gibbard on Feist's "Train Song", or performing a particularly haunting rendition of "Flume" with My Brightest Diamond, Vernon proved that, even from within the depths of Radio City, his voice can shine.

Here's a clip of track by The National and Bon Iver. Amazing.