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from the nytimes article linked above:
The show’s Web site later displayed the redacted message, in which Mr. Toffler said that the band and its label had “sold us hard on some clip and live appearance based on them not showing up anywhere else.”
The funny part is he still played Get Lucky just as DP would have, by pressing play. And I certainly enjoyed the dancing montage way more than I would have watching two dudes stand awkwardly in robot outfits pretending to turn knobs.
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Yes, it was obviously all a plan to promote the VMAs. Colbert admits it himself.
And since everything he says is in character and he's being satirical, I guess it's actually the opposite of what he claims.
Kanye west and daft punk at the vmas. No RAM songs. They're performing I am a God and will show the world they are the holy trinity
What kind of budget do you think Stephen Colbert has? For the VMAs it will surely be a huge crazy thing, but for Colbert, no.
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While Nile Rodgers acknowledging the song at Chic gigs during the final bow he hasn't played guitar on the track in a
live setting. Did he sign the MTV exclusive as well? Pharrell might be in the same boat.
In other words it would have taken Daft a couple shows to start making money and they really needed the "start up" money from GV.
I sincerely doubt all they would be doing is turning knobs. It's really not insane to think they would have had some sort of live band.
And now I'm arguing about a performance that didn't happen.
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On tv he sang the song over the cd version the night after the track hit the web, before anyone knew it's hit potential. The clip was new to me but I don't think he's done anything similar in the past 4 months. Daft/Nile/Pharrell must all want that VMA appearance seen by at least 10 million people to be special and signed stuff to keep it that way.
I think you're underestimating how popular Daft Punk are particularly, and EDM in general. Right now EDM is peaking. Look at the alternatives. Every radio station is trying to claim,"Get Lucky," and none of those stations are carrying the proper format for it. It's ugly. I think it has less to do with great musical releases, and more to do with sensationalism. No one else is getting the Daft Punk treatment. The whole Colbert/ VMA/ Hype-sationalism. Does it mean that the record is SUPER AMAZING, or that the radio stations are desperate for new material to push? Get Lucky is boring the second time around. I know this. You know this. Everyone with a radio knows this. We all knew that whatever DP dropped was going to be "epic," in quotations because epic doesn't mean jack shit anymore. Our expectations created this "song of the summer" death trap we're in. Did the ASCAP decide that Get Lucky was not only going to be the summer anthem, but that every radio station would have to pay a sickening amount of money in order to play it every other song all summer? Every notable radio station had to acquire the track, whether they liked it or not, knowing their fan base would request it, and notice its absence. So then, are these radio stations just not wanting to dish out dollars for some more summer anthems, or is there truly nothing better circulating? I think we all know the answer to that question.