War Child presents Heroes: Various Artists — proceeds from this album help children in war-torn areas.
“We asked some of the biggest legends in music history (Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, David Bowie) to select a classic track from their own songwriting catalog, and nominate an artist from the next generation (Beck, The Hold Steady, Duffy, TV On The Radio) to create a modern reworking of that classic song.”
- “Running to Stand Still” – Elbow
- “Wonderful/Song for Children” – Rufus Wainwright
- “Straight to Hell” – Lily Allen
- “Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat” – Beck
Oh, thank God, we are back on the air. But only for like, six weeks. So, tell your friends! Tell everybody. Please. Aren’t you sick of my constant twittering and my sad youtube posts yet? Save me from unemployment. Please put us all back to work with lovely, lovely ratings.
I’m embedding the promo, which I never do because I don’t ask you to watch commercials, but I was so excited to see so many little clips from the episode I wrote (“THE DOG,” airing April 2nd), including that “record-scratch” moment where the talented Jean Smart talks about Samantha’s biological clock. I wrote that joke! It somehow lasted from first draft! That never happens! Seriously!
[Future Pam editing this page says: "Aw. This is sad, how you can't even see the old promo anymore."]
Some of you are like, “Dude, weren’t you working on that joke like, a million years ago?”
Ain’t Hollywood fun?
[Oh, and my friend David was published in Nature, which is way cooler and much more important than anything I'll ever do in my entire life. He's awesome.]
- G. Xavier Robillard: Captain Freedom: A Superhero’s Quest for Truth, Justice, and the Celebrity He So Richly Deserves
- Peter Carey: His Illegal Self
- Sophie Dahl: Playing with the Grown-ups
- Michael Chabon: Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands
There are two things I know about Mark Blankenship.
One: When he plays Celebrity, sometimes there are crickets.
Two: I’m addicted to his Friday Music Quiz, where a reader shuffles his or her iPod and gives the first lines of the first thirty songs, and we spend a few days trying to name those tunes. I’m thrilled to be the host of this week’s quiz. Compared to the last couple of weeks, this one should be a breeze.