The Next MovementPosted: November 20, 2008
Seriously, what the fuck is this? I heard this story on the radio this morning, and I hoped it was just rumor. While it apparently hasn’t been officially announced, it seems to be at the very least a rumor that’s fairly well-backed up. If you don’t want to click on the link, I’ll save you the trouble. The story is that the Roots are going to retire from non-stop touring and going to become Jimmy fucking Fallon’s house band once he takes over for Conan.
In the link above, drummer ?uestlove attributes the shift to the need to have a more regular gig now that most of the band members are married with kids. I guess I can sympathize with that, but good Lord, Jimmy Fallon? He doesn’t deserve you. Hell, the Roots deserve much better than 20 second song snippets at the beginning and end of commercial breaks. How much money is NBC offering them?
A friend of mine once went to a My Chemical Romance show just because Muse was opening for them. When he told me this, I was appalled at the thought of a band as good as Muse being forced to open for a group of hacks like MCR. That’s pretty much how I feel now, except with the added knowledge that a generation is going to grow up knowing Black Thought, ?uestlove, et al. as those guys Jimmy Fallon attempts to banter with while giggling to himself.