Thanks Letterman Or Should I Say Youtube

This is just a little post to help you get through the week. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I need a little something to take my mind off of whatever craziness is going on. So here’s some cool places to check out and have a little getaway. It is summer after all.

I have to preface the listing by explaining the title of this post. Some of these links go to performances on David Letterman. I like Letterman alright, we do share a name. But I prefer Leno. Anyhow, I didn’t actually watch these gigs on either of their shows, which is why I’m actually more thankful for youtube than the program it originally appeared on. So that’s that. Enjoy this and please comment and come back.

If you’d like a little laugh for your day, check out the last gig Mitch Hedberg did on Letterman. Don’t worry it’s clean, so you can listen at home with the kids or at work.


I posted on Facebook yesterday that you should check out the music of Brett Dennen. This guy has a very unique voice and style. Last weekend I spent quite a bit of time listening to tracks from his album Hope For The Hopeless which contains this amazing song called Heaven. I love hearing people’s perspectives on God, love, salvation, and heaven, especially people who aren’t coming at those big subjects from a religious bent or lense. It’s so much more interesting to hear one’s take on life after death when you remove all the churchiness to it. Dennen does that here with this song that he performed on Letterman and he nails it (both the song and the subject).

One more video for music, last weekend The Appetizer’s program started a series called Deep Cuts and we featured a cool track from Jason Mraz called Curbside Prophet. Check out this video featuring John Popper from Blues Traveler.

For those of you looking forward to some great films to check out this summer, here’s some trailers for you:

Captain America: The First Avenger(PG-13)
Synopsis:Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth. After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by “vita-rays.” Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.


The Devil\'s Double(R)
Synopsis: The story centers on the inner circle of Suddam Hussein, and the love triangle between Hussein’s son, Uday, his body double Latif Yahia, and the concubine they both loved. Based on the books “The Devil’s Double” and “I was Saddam’s Son” by Latif Yahia.


Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG-13)
Synopsis: At forty-something, straight-laced Cal Weaver (Steve Carell) is living the dream—good job, nice house, great kids and marriage to his high school sweetheart. But when Cal learns that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore), has cheated on him and wants a divorce, his “perfect” life quickly unravels. Worse, in today’s single world, Cal, who hasn’t dated in decades, stands out as the epitome of un-smooth. Now spending his free evenings sulking alone at a local bar, the hapless Cal is taken on as wingman and protégé to handsome, thirty-something player Jacob Palmer (Ryan Gosling). In an effort to help Cal get over his wife and start living his life, Jacob opens Cal’s eyes to the many options before him: flirty women, manly drinks and a sense of style that can’t be found at Supercuts or The Gap. Cal and Emily aren’t the only ones looking for love in what might be all the wrong places: Cal’s 13-year-old son, Robbie, is crazy about his 17-year-old babysitter, Jessica, who harbors a crush on Cal. And despite Cal’s makeover and his many new conquests, the one thing that can’t be made over is his heart, which seems to keep leading him back to where he began.

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2 thoughts on “Thanks Letterman Or Should I Say Youtube

  • June 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Awesome vid of Mitch Hedberg. Doesn’t Elvis Costello look truly sinister as the host? Good times! Wish Mitch was still around doing his thing. At least we still have youtube vids for a while, right? Cheers!

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