Though I must say, this is the best thing Daft Punk has done since 2006....cancel an appearance, and now all the Daft Punk retard fans will cry and get angry on social media, oh noes!!
11/2 Janelle Monae - Club Nokia
11/4 Johnny Marr - Apogee Studio
11/7 Mazzy Star - Wiltern
11/13 Melt-Banana - Troubadour
11/16 Chelsea Wolfe, Anna Calvi - Royce Hall
11/18 Chvrches - Wiltern
11/21 SISU - Troubadour
11/23 Emmy the Great, Kate Nash - Fonda
11/24 Beck Song Reader - Walt Disney Concert Hall
The reactions here are fantastic:
Totally see what you guys are saying about it being some Viacom stunt to drag in ratings. Also totally possible, if not probable, that it was a publicity stunt. The only thing that keeps me from believing the whole thing was a fake out was that something tells me that Daft Punk wouldn't let their name be 'dragged through the mud' as it were. I mean, they look like assholes. Colbert made them look like assholes (I loved it). They strike me as too arrogant to let themselves be in the middle of a stunt where they come out looking shitty. Supposedly DP were supposed to play Coachella in 2013 and backed out late. Same for 2012. I know those are rumors but the info came from a couple of different people--all reasonably reliable. It doesn't seem out of the ordinary to me that they would be the kinds of dicks to book something and then back out for something bigger.
In any case, it was a really good episode...and I don't get why people are so fucking upset about not getting to see two dorks dressed as robots behind a deck for five minutes.
Just my two cents, but I dont think someone would be considered arrogant because they dont want their image to look "shitty", so to speak.
And honestly, I loved that Robin Thicke filled in. That really is the song of the summer of the century or whatever.
I hope they keep selling the bullshit. The marketing of these two clowns to show up somewhere is a goddamm cash locomotive. Choo choo motherfuckers.
BUT THEY HAD A PYRAMID ONCE
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
When did reading comprehension fall off a cliff, get trapped in its Model T in a ravine and get eaten by a bear while trying to escape the wreckage?
Was comprehension already in the Model T when it went off the cliff?
to jen's point about daft punk being involved in letting their name be used for publicity... what?
it's fake because colbert showed up randomly dancing on fallon sometime last week, so he knew, at that point, that daft punk wasn't going to be on the show.
IMO he found out that MTV had exclusive rights to DPs first performance and thought, 'I can fuck with that'.
I didn't say publicity dude. Of course they'd be ok with using their name for publicity. I said that I wouldn't think they'd want their name used in a situation in which they would probably come out looking like assholes.
I sort of got the impression that the celebrity thing was part of the original schtick. DP plays, and he is off dancing with celebs.
Disclosure - 1/31 - Stubb's
Neutral Milk Hotel - 2/17 - Moody Theater
Four Tet - 3/1 - The Mohawk
SXSW - 3/7 - 3/16
Austin Psych Fest - 5/2 - 5/4 - Carson Creek Ranch
<--- Hoping DP and Kanye perform together at the VMAs