International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London Olympics over Sunday night.
Thank God! Now, back to our usual programming.
i know i'm alone here, but i really liked seeing the spice girls again.
October 2 - Beck
October 3-5 - Austin City Limits
October 10 - Bonobo
October 20 - Mastodon
October 23 - 26 - Housecore Horror Festival
October 29 - The Melvins
November 7-9 - Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 18 - Slayer
On the East Coast, we got screwed out of the Who and Ray Davies by NBC.
A good dollop of Elbow music in there. Like.
American viewers didn't have a chance to see all of the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics after NBC cut away to air a new sitcom, but England called on the Who for a headline performance, with support from the Spice Girls, Muse, Fatboy Slim and more.
NBC nixed performances by the Who, Ray Davies and Muse for a commercial-free airing of the new show Animal Practice, a decision that sparked no small amount of vitriol online. More's the pity: Many countries would have exhausted their star power after an event like the Olympics opening ceremony, but England showed it had plenty left in reserve when it concluded the games last night in London with "A Symphony of British Music."
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NBC was criticized for interrupting the show with a preview for Animal Practice, as well as for bumping Muse, Ray Davies of The Kinks and The Who.
At 11 p.m., NBC broadcast cut away to a preview of the new comedy Animal Practice.
“That concludes the closing ceremony,” host Bob Costas said before the break. We’ll be back from Olympic Stadium in about an hour for the London closing party, featuring The Who,” he said. “Stay tuned now for a full episode of Animal Practice, a new NBC comedy, presented commercial free.”
After the break, Costas reported told audiences the closing ceremony would actually air an hour later, following a sneak preview of Animal Practice and local news. The Who, the final act, was not broadcast until after midnight.
Naturally, critics took to Twitter, specifically #NBCFail.
“DEAR NBC. Interrupting the Olympic closing ceremony for an hr to air a show about a fictional animal dr. before it ends is a disgrace. Shame on you,” Tweeted Glee’s Kevin McHale.
“#NBCFail #AnimalPractice is now the most hated show in America before the first episode. Amazing.”
So, the Kate Bush rumors were just rumors, right? Figured. Will have to catch up on my DVR later.
mike posted this on facebook, the amazing performances that we were denied. cannot believe the who was cut after watching, fuckin' a nbc.
^ Thanks Steve.
I promised the Who, based on concertgoer's post last night, to my wife 18 year old son, hoping for a redemption performance for that abysmal SuperBowl halftime and looked like an ass....again.
edit: just saw the videos; screw you NBC.
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The Who were amazing. Absolutely owned it. The staging/fireworks to close it out worked so well. Made me so excited to see them in January.
NBC can suck dicks. Waiting to air everything in primetime is ridiculous. You can do recaps then sure, but in the day and age of DVR in conjunction with social media everything should LIVE.