Monday, December 18, 2006

TiVo Alert

Musical highlights from the week in late-night TV...

Monday - Cold War Kids (Letterman), Scott Weiland (Leno)
Tuesday - nothing... get some sleep
Wednesday - Sean Lennon (Conan), Ok Go (Kimmel)
Thursday - The Killers (Leno), Gnarls Barkley (Kimmel)
Friday - Goo Goo Dolls (Carson Daly)

MJTV: Sufjan Stevens - Put the Lights on the Tree

An animated holiday video from the Sufjan Stevens holiday box set.

MJTV: U2 - It's Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

One of the best moments of Bono's career are those "Baby please come home"s at the end...

MJTV: Billy Idol - Jingle Bell Rock

One of the strangest video moments this holiday comes from the Gen X man himself...

MJTV: Aimee Mann - Whatever Happened To Christmas

Aimee Mann's released one of the best Christmas CDs of the year. Here's a live in-studio performance of one of the songs from that record.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

MJTV: Marah - The Hustle

The. Best. American. Band. Period.

MJTV: The Drams - Unhinged (live)

Live action from Stubb's in Austin. Lead singer Brent Best is formerly of Slobberbone.

MJTV: Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan - 9 Crimes

Performed live on the Leno show. Nice...

Most Wanted: 12.18.06

This week's top 20 airplay chart for Musical Justice:

Rank, Title, Artist (Label) Audience Spins
1. Punkrocker (w/ Iggy Pop) - Teddybears (STHLMWhite Label) 610 21
2. Country Girl - Primal Scream (Sony BMG) 588 20
3. Window In The Skies - U2m (Interscope) 584 21
4. For Us - Pete Yorn (Red Ink) 573 21
5. When You Were Young - The Killers (UMG) 562 22
6. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty) 562 19
7. Leave Before The Lights Come On - Arctic Monkeys (Domino) 370 13
8. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (Fiction) 370 12
9. This Time - Starsailor (EMI) 356 12
10. Your Touch - The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 348 12
11. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (Downtown) 326 11
12. Chips Ahoy! - The Hold Steady (Vagrant) 317 11
13. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet (Atlantic) 313 12
14. Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids (Downtown) 300 12
15. O Valencia! - The Decemberists (Capitol) 280 10
16. Town - Richard Buckner (Merge) 273 6
17. 9 Crimes - Damien Rice (Warner Bros.) 270 6
18. Truth Lies Low - The Drams (New West) 269 5
19. Just A Little Heat - The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 259 6
20. Think I'm In Love - Beck (Interscope) 251 11

Saturday, December 16, 2006

MJTV: Radiohead - Karma Police

Another classic from the archives. If Quentin Tarantino ever shot a Radiohead video, it would probably look like this...

MJTV: The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl

The groundbreaking lego video that brought the Stripes to the world's attention.

MTJV: Matthew Ryan - Everybody Always Leaves

Music video for a track from the new Matthew Ryan CD "From a Late Night High Rise". Matthew's a friend of MJ and I'm glad to see this work getting some of the best reviews of his underrated career. I think the CD is only available for download on iTunes or from

MJTV: Ryan Adams - Come Pick Me Up

Ryan with the Cardinals on Letterman doing the song I didn't think I'd ever see on TV... F-bomb and shit edited for sensitive ears...

MJTV: X - White Girl

The legendary LA band live from what looks like their last tour around 2004...

Friday, December 15, 2006

MJTV: The Clash - Interview on Tom Synder

More rare footage from 1981 when the Clash was on the verge...

MJTV: Bob Dylan On Johnny Cash Show

From Cash's late 60's variety show... rare vintage stuff!

MJTV: Ok Go - Here It Goes Again

Best video performance of the year...

MJTV: Nausea - Beck

I think this is an "unofficial" video, but if so, it's still pretty clever...

Thursday, December 14, 2006

MJTV: The Black Keys - Your Touch

Gunshots, a magic egg, ghosts, explosions and the Black Keys act... Pretty much everything you'd want in a video, right?

MJTV: Starsailor - This Time (Live Acoustic)

Starsailor's lead singer James Walsh, live & acoustic at the Apple Store in San Fran...

MJTV: Jet - Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Another big fat hit single from the Aussie rockers...

MJTV: Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars (acoustic)

Live & acoustic on VH1...

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

MJTV: Arctic Monkeys- Leave Before The Lights Come On

New single/video from the Arctic Monkeys... another one from the "creepy" file.

MJTV: Gnarls Barkley - Crazy (live on Letterman)

A great live performance... song of the year?? If not this, then what?

MJTV: The Hold Steady - Chips Ahoy!

Funny low-rent video of the song that I can't get out of my head. Craig Finn has a face made for radio...

MJTV: The Decemberists - O Valencia

Recent performance from the Letterman show...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Cheap Thrills: 12.12.06

Cold War Kids have a downloadable EP of live covers, "Benefit At the District". You can download the MP3s and cover art here. Highlights are Elvis Costello's "Indoor Fireworks" and Fiona Apple's "Fast As You Can"...

Track List:
1. Indoor Fireworks
2. Fast As You Can
3. Die Die Die
4. I Don't Wanna Grow Up
5. Tonite, You Belong To Me
6. The Littlest Birds

MJTV: Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry

The internet buzz band from Long Beach... the song's better than the video in this case.

MJTV: Pete Yorn - For Us

A very strange video... what's up with that bird thing?

MJTV: U2 - Window in the Skies (in Tokyo)

Yeah, the new U2 single is a nod to the Beatles. Here's a version from Japanese TV, probably live vocals to a backing track and with on-screen kareoke lyrics. Pretty cheesy by U2 standards...

Everyone automatically defers to the Beatles or Stones when it comes time to talk about the greatest band ever. More and more, I think the case can be made that it's U2...

MJTV: Primal Scream - Country Girl

It never hurts to put a hot girl in a video, but this time it fits the song like a glove...

MJTV: Sufjan Stevens - Chicago

A live San Francisco performance of one of the top songs of 2006 on Musical Justice...

Buy These Now!

New in stores today from MJ artists... a very light holiday release schedule
  • Sonic Youth - The Destroyed Room: B-Sides And Rarities
  • Arab Strap - Ten Years of Tears
  • Tim Finn - Imaginary Kingdom
  • We Are Scientists - Crap Attack

Monday, December 11, 2006

MJTV: Drive-By Truckers - Lookout Mountain (live at The Metro in Chicago IL)

On the short list of candidates for best American band (DBT, Marah, the Hold Steady...and?)

MJTV: Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

Usually I like to rock but when this haunting song gets in your head, watch out.

TiVo Alert

Musical highlights from this week's late night TV lineup...

Monday - Panic! At the Disco (Leno), Dashboard Confessional (Conan)
Tuesday - Gwen Stefani (Letterman), Landon Pigg (Carson Daly)
Wednesday - Jet (Late Late Show), Aimee Mann (Conan), The Living End (Kimmel)
Thursday - Goo Goo Dolls (Leno), Beck (Kimmel)
Friday - Ok Go (Carson Daly)

Most Wanted: 12.11.06

This week's top 20 airplay chart for Musical Justice:

Rank, Title, Artist (Label) Audience Spins
1. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens (Asthmatic Kitty) 667 21
2. Country Girl - Primal Scream (Sony BMG) 664 22
3. Window In The Skies - U2 (Interscope) 664 21
4. For Us - Pete Yorn (Red Ink) 630 21
5. When You Were Young - Killers (UMG) 626 22
6. Punkrocker (w/ Iggy Pop) -Teddybears (STHLMWhite Label) 616 21
7. Hang Me Up To Dry - Cold War Kids (Downtown) 407 12
8. Think I'm In Love - Beck (Interscope) 403 11
9. O Valencia! - Decemberists (Capitol) 391 11
10. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley (Downtown) 376 12
11. Leave Before The Lights Come On - Arctic Monkeys (Domino) 370 12

12. Chips Ahoy! - The Hold Steady (Vagrant) 364 12
13. Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol (Fiction) 336 13
14. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is - Jet (Atlantic) 326 13
15. This Time - Starsailor (EMI) 316 13
16. Your Touch - The Black Keys (Nonesuch) 295 12
17. Nausea - Beck (Interscope) 254 12
18. The Lottery - Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton (Last Gang) 244 6
19. Fighting For Your Life - David Mead ( 237 6
20. What Does It Mean Now? - World Party (Seaview) 232 6