The Dave Man and I spent last Saturday night in Vegas taking in the sights and sounds of Sin City. The main reason for the trip was to see our long time late night buddy Mr. Conan O'brien. It was a short, but great trip. I thought my readers would enjoy a few observations. All times are approximate.
9 a.m. - "Zero" by New York's Yeah Yeah Yeahs provides great entertainment while waiting in the McDonald's drive through.
11:3o a.m. - Crystal Castles is perfect for the open road.
12:oo p.m. - The only reason Dave Rock knows more about music than I do is because he has satellite radio.
12:45 p.m. - LCD Soundsystem's "Pow Pow" is a toe tapping breath of fresh air.
12:51 p.m. - Yes, this song is still going...
1:30 p.m. - The new single from MGMT "Flash Delirium" is a pop masterpiece in the tradition of "Pet Sounds" and "The Beatles".
2:30 p.m. - When all you want to hear is the Hold Steady's new single "Hurricane J" the radio God's will always play with your emotions.
3:oo p.m. - Blackjack is a cruel mistress.
3:35 p.m. - The Kentucky Derby (Which happens to be the 'main' race on Derby Day) is a helluva lot more interesting with money on it. Especially with a last minute push from #7.
5:oo p.m. - Sometimes you just gotta eat.
7:3o p.m. - Blackjack is a cruel, cruel mistress.
8:4o p.m. - "Don't worry, we're money baby"
10:3o - Everything is automatically better when you add the inflatable bat from the Bat Out Of Hell Tour:
11:3o p.m. - Conan is not only better than Leno, but he is also better than Carson. Yeah. Thats right.
1:30 a.m. - I love Blackjack.
2:30 a.m. - "Empire State of Mind" is still a great song, but mostly because I don't listen to the radio.
2:45 a.m. - I love Black Label, Blackjack, and David's advice.
3:45 a.m. - "Hailey, you aren't a Scientologist... ARE YOU?"
4:15 a.m. - There is a time, and a place for Lady Gaga.
5:3o a.m. - "You pay for the cab, and I hope its 10 bucks and you have to pay with a 100 dollar bill"
unknown time - "This is a good bed"