Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Why #2: The Roots


Why are The Roots the new cover band on Jimmy Fallon's late night talk show? Am I so old that the band that once encouraged me to smoke is now encouraging me to stay awake past 1 in the morning?

Are there other generations out there screaming out because Kevin Eubanks (The Tonight Show with Jay Leno) and Paul Shaffer (Late Show with Dave Letterman) were once bong hitting muscial inspirations to the youth of their time?


Mary Ann* said...

We were just talking about this tonight at work! I said I couldn't believe that The Roots had taken a gig as a house band. It seems so... stationary. Shouldn't they be playing 3 day music festivals where people camp and get muddy?
I wouldn't doubt for a second that Paul Shaffer didn't hit the bong back in the day!

Mary Ann* said...

That came out all wrong. Let me clarify: I am sure Paul Shaffer has done a ton of drugs.

Lindsey said...

and is probably still doing them given the way he dresses.

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