VIDEO: White Stripes Perform on Conan O’Brien’s Last Late Night Show

As previously reported, the White Stripes appeared as the final musical guest on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The duo, who previously had not performed live together in years, deviated from their standard set up of guitar and drums and instead Jack and Meg whipped out a pair of guitars to perform a slow, sweet version of “We Are Going to Be Friends.”

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In introducing the band, Conan said he was “personally thrilled” that the group was performing for his last episode on Late Night.

Dressed in the standard color palate of red, white, and black, Jack and Meg stood side by side behind an old fashioned microphone. Jack, clothed in all black, took the lead by playing a white and red acoustic guitar and Meg, who wore a long white and red flower print prairie dress strummed along with an electric guitar using distortion.

As the Stripes sung out the last lines of the tune, “I can tell that we are going to be friends,” both Jack and Meg looked up and sang to one another. At the finish of the song, Conan came over to thank them, and while shaking hands with Jack, he leaned over and said that their performance “meant the world to me.”

Did you see the set? If so, what did you think of the WS reunion?

Missed the spot? Have no fear, the internets is here:

You can watch the entire episode on NBC.com.

Jack White and/or The White Stripes on Conan, Feb 20

According to the interwebs, Jack White and/or The White Stripes will be guests on the Late Night with Conan O’Brien show here in NYC. Waiting for confirmation from a more reliable source…

As you may recall, The White Stripes have had a long love affair with Conan, appearing on his show multiple times, and even featuring him in their video for “Denial Twist”:

Thanks to O. for the head’s up.

Sondre Lerche’s Secret Inspiration: Alex P. Keaton?

Yesterday I was flipping through my choices on Netflix Instant (aka The Best Thing Ever Created) when I decided to watch Season 1 of Family Ties, which was probably the best decision I’ve made all year long.

Family Ties is possibly the best show EVER. Even 20+ years later, the episodes are still funny and still great.

As I was watching the episode “Summer of ’82,” I kept wondering what was so… familiar… about Michael J. Fox’s portrayal of tight-laced young Republican Alex P. Keaton. Then it hit me: Sondre Lerche.

Is it just me, or does it appear as though Sondre Lerche has basically stolen all his mannerisms and cadence from the young Alex P. Keaton (and perhaps a bit of his 80s hairstyle)?

Anyone else picking up on this? Contrast and compare:

Alex Keaton:

Sondre Lerche:

For Dexter Fans: Is This Season Awesome?

Have you been watching this season of Dexter? As you probably know, I’m a fan. Now that there is only a mere two episodes left until the end of the season, I have to say, even though the season started off kind of slow, I think these last few episodes have been great and proved good things come to those who wait.

It seems as though I’m not the only one who’s an admirer of America’s favorite serial killer. Was recently walking by Martin Albert Interiors in the Flatiron District and I saw these crazy chairs:

Yup, these white chairs have red embroidered blood splatters! Look closely, the sign reads “Inspired by Dexter”!!

But back to talking about the show…

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read on if you don’t want to know what’s been going on this season…
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Random Things That Happened This Weekend

1. Yesterday went to the ‘Sup magazine party at Lit. Couldn’t tell you the last time I’d been there. Couldn’t tell you the next time I’ll be there. Caught Titus Andronicus‘s rockin’ set (above). Nearly died of heat exhaustion. Wondered if I had a future in being a cocktail waitress at the downstairs bar. Stared at the shiny leggings-clad buttocks of several ladies. Had to leave before Au Revoir Simone‘s set otherwise would have passed out. Didn’t realize it was going to rain so I got SOAKED to the bone on the way home. Some DBs stole the cab I was standing in front off–hope they made it back home to Jersey OK.


2. Today saw wunderkid Hayes Peebles at Rockwood Music Hall. He played some pretty songs, some with a cello. He revealed he only learned to play the harmonica a week ago, just so he could use it in the performance. About half the packed house was under the age of 18, making me want to pass a note to someone after 8th period. A gaggle of giggle girls sat up front and I wondered which one had the biggest crush on Hayes…or if any of them were the sources of inspiration for the songs about girls.

3. GOT SOAKED AGAIN.


4. Saw this awesome ad with mock magazine covers for Dexter Season 3 (above) and got excited. I LOVE DEXTER. It starts up again at the end of the month. Must. Find. Someone. With. Showtime. Or at least find someone to reliably upload it on the internets.
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Newsflash: Albert Hammond Jr. Watches “Gossip Girl”

Dear Albert hearts him some “Gossip Girl.”

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The shocking (?) truth revealed in the New York Magazine cover story on the stars of the hit CW series:

“Did I tell you I met Albert Hammond Jr. the other night?” he [British actor Ed Westwick, aka “Chuck Bass”] asked Leighton one afternoon at the Rose Bar, when she came in to hang out with him and castmate Jessica Szohr, who plays Dan’s former love interest Vanessa. “It was so fucking cool. He knew who I was. Apparently he’s a fan of Gossip Girl. He was like, ‘I love your character, man.’”

“You love him,” Leighton said, laughing, as Ed waxed on.

“I do, I fucking love him,” Ed said dreamily, putting on Leighton’s sunglasses.

It was Ed’s day off, and he was intoxicated, not only with the idea that a member of the Strokes knew who he was but also with actual booze, having downed approximately four Jack-and-Cokes.