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Today’s Musings: Music Tidbits

January 23, 2010

The Heartless Bastards on Jimmy Kimmel

The Heartless Bastards performed “Out at Sea” on Jimmy Kimmel last night.  Don’t forget to check out their Austin City Limits performance tonight!  And if you haven’t yet read Seanningham’s guest album review of The Mountain, check it out here.

Will Ferrell “Freebirds” Conan

Last night was the last Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien.  In a bittersweet ending, Conan addressed his loyal audience, saying:

“To all the people watching, I can never thank you enough for your kindness to me and I’ll think about it for the rest of my life. All I ask of you is one thing: please don’t be cynical. I hate cynicism — it’s my least favorite quality and it doesn’t lead anywhere. Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen. As proof, let’s make an amazing thing happen right now.”

Then Will Ferrell, joined by Ben Harper, Beck, Billy Gibbons, and Conan himself, rocked the show to a close with a hilarious rendition of “Freebird,” including – what else – cowbell.  Conan really plays an impressive guitar too!

Hope for Haiti Now

Last night, some of music’s biggest names performed in the Hope for Haiti Now telethon.  The performances were amazing and the entire show was wrought with emotion.  Read about all the performances here, and if you missed it, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase the performances from iTunes for only $7.99, or you can donate to the cause here.

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