Friday, December 11, 2009

Blakroc on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

A few weeks back, during the INFAMOUS Live Music week, I wrote about the quality of musical guests on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' (due in part to their hosue band The Roots). I also wrote about a musical collaboration between Akron-based (well, not anymore. Too big for that) garage rock band The Black Keys and several of the biggest hip-hop artists working today. Collectively the collaboration is being called Blakroc. Since I wrote about both things, I'd be remissed not to post Blakroc's performance on last night's episode of 'Late Night.' Although they did not play with The Roots, it's still pretty cool. RZA & the Keys performed two songs, 'Dollaz & Sense' and 'Tellin' Me Things.' Check it out (until Hulu takes the video down).

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

David Letterman Tackles Twitter

Just when you thought jokes about Twitter and how stupid it can be were played out and no longer funny, David Letterman comes along and tries to tackle his "Twitter machine." In the clip below, from last night's program, Letterman attempts to tweet from the Late Show account (@Late_Show) for the first time. As always, sorry for any commercials you have to sit through. It's worth it this time.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Cool, Creepy, Creative Lost Promo

Allow me to be a nerd for a second. We're about 2 months away from the 6th and final season of "Lost" and the promotion has started. Not sure about you, but I'm getting excited.

Unfortunately for those that like to be teased, the show's producers and ABC have decided not to include ANY footage of the new season in promotion of it claiming that showing even a frame of anything would spoil some big reveals (don't really believe that, but I'll bite). This has lead ABC to create a rather dull campaign cutting old footage from the past 5 years together. Other networks, however, are being more creative.

Although not a top 10 Nielson show in the states (though it's close), "Lost" is currently the #1 watched television series worldwide. Networks from around the world have to come up with ways to promote. This spanish speaking promo is by far the coolest commercial I've seen in a long time. It uses old footage while also remaining dark and creepy capturing the major themes of the series. This is much cooler than anything ABC's promo department has ever put together. maybe if they were a little more creative, I wouldn't fast forward past all of their ads.

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