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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> announcer: from 30 rockefeller plaza in new york, it's "late night with seth meyers." tonight -- patrick stewart, adam duritz, counting crows, featuring the 8g band with fred armisen.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ and now, here he is, seth meyers. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: good evening! i'm seth meyers. this is "late night." how is everybody doing tonight? are we well? [ cheers ] cool. let's start with some good news. here's some good news. vladimir putin ordered all russian troops stationed near ukraine to be pulled back to their home bases. it's the first time putin has pulled back since that one time someone tried to hug him. [ laughter ] kanye west told an italian newspaper that he chose the city of florence as a wedding
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location because his daughter was conceived here among the renaissance masterpieces. that story again, kanye west is no longer allowed in museums. [ laughter and applause ] this is crazy. a man in phoenix accidentally shot himself in the leg while in line at walmart on saturday. or as they call that in arizona, taking a selfie. [ laughter and applause ] not sure how to feel about this. two university students in england have launched a line of cocktail-themed lollipops that have the same alcohol content as a glass of wine. alcohol lollipops. "oh, man, i'm so hung over! how much did i suck last night? [ laughter ] i sucked so much last night."
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that's right. lollipops full of alcohol. so if you love lollipops and you love being drunk, i'm sorry your dad wasn't there for you. [ laughter ] i was amazed by this. a scuba diver in florida has survived after filming himself fighting off a shark with a small spear. on the downside, he is now banned for life from that aquarium. [ laughter ] i don't care how small your spear is, sir. you can't go in the tank with the sharks. i couldn't believe this. during a city council meeting, a california mayor told grade school bullying victims to toughen up and grow a pair. said grade school boys, "our bodies are literally trying to do that right now. [ laughter ] the less you talk about it, the better. [ applause ] we're super stressed out about that." new research reports that some animals are capable of abstract thoughts, while cats are only
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capable of abstract thoughts. [ laughter ] maybe we're the owners and the humans are the pets. a new report in the u.k. is claiming there's been a rise in women getting plastic surgery on their hands to take better pictures of their engagement rings. wow, look at linda's fingers! i bet they're fake! [ laughter ] she's had her fingers done. this is nice. florida authorities have begun letting hospital patients and the elderly kiss a horse named scooby boo in an effort to cheer them up. the only down side is now the horse is super bummed out. "hey, scooby boo. we've got some sick people ready to kiss you." whoa! [ laughter ] you want an old person to kiss you? whoa! [ light laughter ] haven't seen you this upset since we named you scooby boo.
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and finally, today, merriam webster announced 150 new words being add to the dictionary -- including "selfie," "dubstep," "hashtag" and "spoiler alert." also they're considering removing the word "dictionary." [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, this is the 8g band. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: how are we, 8g band? are we good? >> fred: great. really good. >> seth: we have a guest joining us tonight, fred. this is j. mascis. >> fred: j. mascis, yes. >> seth: hi, j. [ cheers and applause ] welcome, j.! so happy to have you here. thanks for joining us tonight. fred, it's always a joy to have you here with us every night. >> fred: yeah, i love it. >> seth: i feel like every night you're here, i learn something more about you. i do feel like there are so many things i learn about you that people at home might think
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you're coming up with it off the top of your head. [ laughter ] i really know that not to be true, but it was graduation weekend. did you get a master's degree this weekend? >> fred: i did! [ laughter ] >> seth: that's great. i mean, congratulations. i didn't even know you were back in school. what, what sort of master's degree did you get? >> fred: i got a degree in the study of contact lens solution. [ laughter ] >> seth: okay. so, like, what would you even study for that? >> fred: you know, everything that's in contact lens solution. you know, it varies a little bit from, you know, product to product. but it was a lot of studying and a lot of looking at it and seeing it. and a lot of tests about it. it was really something -- because they come in different sizes. you have to memorize all the different sizes. >> seth: you have to memorize the size that it comes in, but i would assume that would just be like ounces or something. like, there would just be different numbers? >> fred: no. [ laughter ] that's what i thought too when i
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first started out. but it's -- there's a whole science to it. and also, in different countries, it's different amounts and everything so -- >> seth: okay. >> fred: there's the little teeny kind, the little portable ones. and then there's like, a sort of -- >> seth: wait, i've got to stop. i'm going to tell you off immediately. [ laughter ] you got a master's degree, and the size they call it is teeny? that's the word they use? >> fred: yeah. it's the little teeny ones for traveling. >> seth: oh. okay, gotcha. >> fred: and then there's, like, more of a medium one. and then there's a sort of -- there's a large one that people use, just sort of like, in their bathrooms or whatever. >> seth: okay, now -- for everyone here tonight who just heard you say that, how close are we getting our master's in contact lenses? [ laughter ] >> fred: i mean, i'm thinking pretty close. you know? i don't know how much people know about it. >> seth: gotcha. how long did you go to school to get this? >> fred: six years. [ laughter ] >> seth: give it up for fred armisen. he just got his master's degree. [ cheers and applause ] and this i know to be true. fred and i -- andy samberg hosted "snl" on saturday. we both went, and we hung out. we did something on the show. it was good to be back at "snl." >> fred: so nice.
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it was so fun seeing everybody. kristen and bill -- >> seth: it was my first time back ever since i left. it was my first time being there on a saturday. >> fred: how did it feel? >> seth: i felt like a ghost. i felt like everyone was just walking by me, and i could see them and they couldn't see me. they were all working and i was like, "hey, what's going on? what's in the show?" and they were like, "eh-uh." but it was fun. i was happy to go. >> fred: yeah, i loved it. it was great. >> seth: i'm very excited tonight. this is a big night for me because my parents are in the audience tonight. let's -- can we see my parents real quick? it's great to have them here. there they are. and -- [ cheers and applause ] for those of you -- i talked about this a lot when it happened. my mother was on a hike, and she slipped and fell. and she broke her shoulder. and she's just a miracle patient, it's turning out. she's made almost a full recovery. just for the audience, can you show us the range of motion? look at that? [ cheers and applause ] did you have to heil hitler to show people your range of motion?
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[ laughter ] you were so happy when you hurt your shoulder because then you had to leave that awful organization. i was so happy to have you back. and your golf game is back. and then you guys went to the top of the rock today, right? right before this, you went to the top of the -- how was the top of the rock? good? >> very hot. >> seth: okay, good. i've been meaning to do that. i haven't yet. but in my defense, i've only worked here since august 2001. [ light laughter ] so give it up one more time for my parents! [ cheers and applause ] we've got a great show for you tonight. patrick stewart is here! [ cheers and applause ] very excited. i'll explain later. a historic visit. also joining us, lead singer of counting crows, adam duritz. [ cheers and applause ] i'm a big fan of his, a big fan of that band. i'm so excited they're here. and after that counting crows will be here to perform for us. it going to be amazing. we'll be right back with more "late night" after this. [ cheers and applause ]
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before we get on with the show, last week was dinosaur week here on "late night." and it's been such a massive success that we're extending it by one day. so send your favorite dinosaur to @latenightseth with the hashtag "favosaurus." once again, i'm a stego man. [ laughter ] okay, like any comedy show, here at "late night" we think safety first, fun second. many products have warning labels, but in our opinion even more products need them. so for your own good, we're going to show you some warning labels that we think should exist in a segment we call "famous presidents." just kidding. we call it "warning labels." [ light laughter ] i wish that somebody was willing to applaud "famous presidents." [ laughter and applause ] like, hey, not my show. you can call it whatever you want. just show me those warning labels. let's try cat food. a cat's favorite thing. warning, one in every four feedings will result in puking. you'll find it when you step in it. [ laughter ] gallon containers of ice cream.
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warning, personal sadness may affect serving size. if you eat the whole gallon, you're too sad. how about grapefruit? warning, basically a big gross orange. [ laughter ] helpful. incredibly helpful to know. noise canceling head phones. they're everywhere nowadays and they need a warning label. warning, they can still hear you fart. [ laughter ] it doesn't cancel out all noise. just because you can't hear it doesn't mean you can confidently just be rippin' 'em out on the plane, where we can hear you. and now, your top shirt button. warning, use of this product may cause people to think you're a serial killer. [ laughter ] and if you're with a serial killer, warning, he's a serial killer. next up is the word "fine." warning, if you hear this, you're in trouble.
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this is one for married couples. turns out it's not fine that you don't want to go to dinner with her parents. helpful hint. and now latex gloves, used by a lot of people. warning, inflating these to resemble cow udders is only half as funny as you think. but it's still pretty funny. [ laughter ] and now the $6 manicure. warning, will look like a $6 manicure. can't get away with it. can't fool the system. how about compact mirrors? warning, objects in mirror are never going to look the way you want them to, okay? so just try to be happy with what you've got. good to know. very good to know. [ laughter and applause ] next up is dentist barbie. warning, may set unrealistic standards for little girls, not regarding appearance, but in regards to having a job of any kind in this economy. and this goes for little boys, too. heck, everyone. and don't even get me started to
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being able to afford college. [ laughter ] how about 3d printers? a brand new invention. warning, this is beginning of the end. [ laughter ] >> seth: something you print with a 3d printer will murder you. and lastly, vibram five-finger shoes. [ audience oohs ] warning, not for use. also, i can't believe i have to tell you that. [ laughter ] that was "warning labels." be safe out there. we'll be right back with patrick stewart. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ what's with these a.m. crunchwraps?
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. my first guest is a legendary actor who reprises his role as professor charles xavier in the new film "x-men: days of future past," in theaters this friday. let's take a look. >> so, when i wake up in a younger body, god knows where, then what? >> you'll need to go to my house and find me. convince me of all of this.
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>> you'll need me as well. >> what? >> it's going to take the of two us, side by side, at the time when we couldn't be further apart. >> you'll have to be patient. >> patience isn't my strongest suit. >> basically, your body will go to sleep while your mind travels back in time. as long as you're back there, past and present will continue to coexist. >> you really think this will work? >> i have faith in him. >> it's not him i'm worried about. it's us. we were young. we didn't know any better. >> we will now. >> seth: please welcome back to the program, patrick stewart! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: we are -- this is the first time i get to say this to a guest. welcome back! >> thank you.
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>> seth: we're making history. our first returned guest here at "late night." [ cheers and applause ] >> i am honored. but, when i came on just now, particularly after watching the clip you just showed, i looked around for sir ian. >> seth: yes, i know. >> he's not here. >> seth: no. last time you were here with sir ian. >> he sat in your chair. >> seth: you guys did kind of take over. >> i know. [ laughter ] >> seth: i was new. it was my first week. so when you were like, "we're gonna just sit here." i just got up. >> it was borderline obnoxious. >> seth: well -- [ laughter ] i think what your class and your uniqueness is that you were borderline obnoxious. never obnoxious. >> okay. [ laughter ] so, that makes it acceptable? >> seth: it was totally acceptable. but i felt bad. because ian was hosting. he took over hosting. you stood in as a band leader. you were exceptional. >> thank you. >> seth: just exceptional. >> uh-huh. >> seth: and yet all these "late night" jobs opened up, and i feel like you guys just got passed over. you auditioned and just got passed over. [ laughter ] >> what went wrong? >> seth: i don't know. >> is it the accent? >> seth: maybe. but i think, like, people love your accent. >> is there some kind of prejudice against the way we
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speak? [ laughter ] >> seth: the way you just did that "k" was borderline obnoxious. [ laughter ] >> yeah. you know, i was very lucky to be in an episode of a show called "extras." which ricky gervais -- >> seth: yes, he's hilarious. >> and ricky gervais is a terrible off-camera partner because he just laughs all the time. >> seth: right. >> and one of the reasons why he was laughing at what i said was that he said the letter "k" was funny. >> seth: yes. >> now, how do you work with a guy who finds the letter "k" funny? [ laughter ] >> seth: right. >> yeah. >> seth: you've been traveling a lot, promoting your movie. i imagine this is a world tour. when you have a movie this big, you have to go everywhere. >> we did the world premiere in new york. the next day we flew to london. we did the european premiere in london. the following night james mcavoy and myself and my wife, sunny, we flew to sao paulo in brazil. and we had the south american premiere. then, i flew to washington, d.c. this was a total of six days. washington, d.c., where we did a wonderful event with the smithsonian, who have just
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accepted -- in fact, i formally signed the agreement -- into one of their exhibitions, four of the costumes from the new movie. >> seth: that's great. that's really -- and you had to formally sign it? >> yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] i mean, i don't think it means anything because i didn't own them. they were -- >> seth: right. [ laughter ] that's why -- i would have been surprised if they were -- >> so maybe 20th century fox can ask for them back at any time. but i mentioned being in brazil. and we talked about this earlier because you're a soccer fan. >> seth: i am, yes. >> and perhaps the highlight of the entire six, seven days for me was spending about an hour with felipe scolari, the coach and manager of the brazilian national team. as a lifelong soccer fan, it cannot get better than -- can it? >> seth: no, that's great. >> unless it's meeting klinsmann, who of course is the coach of the great usa soccer team, for whom i will be cheering!
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>> seth: thank you very much! [ cheers and applause ] now, i will briefly ask you about the england team. are you optimistic, pessimistic? it seems like most -- i will tell you my experience has been that most english fans are fairly pessimistic going into these giant tournaments. >> if we make it into the last eight, i will be thrilled. does that seem to be too modest an ambition? >> seth: no, i think that's nice. i think that's nice that you set your goals at a sort of achievable point. >> i, uh -- [ laughter and applause ] >> seth: will you -- where do you go to watch these? like, where do you watch the matches? >> i shall be watching in -- i'm very lucky. i have a nice big screening room in my home in west oxfordshire in england. my son -- who is also a soccer fan and still plays, unlike me -- we have a beer full of -- we have a beer full of fridge! [ laughter ] yeah, it's a curious english custom. [ laughter ] >> seth: it's like a ship in a bottle. it's a very large beer bottle and they build the fridge -- >> -- fridge inside it. >> seth: you live in england. you also live in park slope here
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in brooklyn. >> yes. very, very happy. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: exactly. give it up for brooklyn. you have a problem in brooklyn. your specific problem is -- why don't you tell us about your problem? >> well, i -- you know, i don't want to make too much of this, nor do i wish to offend people with families in brooklyn -- but it's strollers. [ laughter ] >> seth: yes. too many strollers? >> particularly in park slope. they are a hazard on the sidewalk, and so i have made a proposition -- which is quite a lot of publicity because i addressed it to the mayor -- that he should create stroller lanes on the street. >> seth: right. [ laughter ] >> you know, we have cycling lanes. and i don't see why on the traffic side of the cycling lanes -- [ laughter ] >> seth: borderline. borderline. >> i am in so much trouble now with this.
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but the double stroller -- have you encountered the double stroller? [ laughter ] >> seth: yeah. >> at speed when there's nowhere to go, either into the wall or into the traffic -- or the cyclers, of course. >> seth: worst one for me is stroller with no baby. [ laughter ] when it's just a weirdo with a stroller. i'm like, hey, it's bad enough. traffic is bad enough. >> there is a campaign now running in brooklyn to buy me a stroller. >> seth: gotcha. >> so that i can become part of the stroller brigade. no longer feel out of it when everybody else in brooklyn has a stroller. >> seth: they're trying to buy you off. they're trying to give you a stroller to keep you quiet. >> well, they've said to themselves, "obviously, if we can't beat him, make him join us." >> seth: right. that's usually not that effective. but i like the wording. >> i don't understand what i just said. >> seth: yeah. [ laughter ] >> but you covered for me really well. but i have to be honest and say i don't think it meant anything at all. [ laughter ] >> seth: there's something -- i
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meant to ask you about this last time because it is one of my favorite things. one of my favorite miniseries of all time is "tinker tailor soldier spy." and you are in this. and it was the first time i ever saw you. you played karla. you play the head of, sort of, soviet secret intelligence. >> kgb. >> seth: kgb. and you -- >> it was me and vladimir putin. >> seth: i didn't say kgb because i thought that would sound too funny. because it has the "k" in it. [ laughter ] i didn't -- it was a very serious thing. so, i was like, i'll say it's soviet intelligence. >> sure, sure. >> seth: you know, i'm not trying to yuck up "tinker tailor soldier spy." >> quite a maneuver. >> seth: although "tinker tailor" had the "k," too. but you -- you're in it. it's you and alec guinness and -- >> well, there are others in the series as well. >> seth: but it's the two of you -- your scene was with him. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> seth: and it's a wonderful scene. it's like a five-minute scene. you have not one line. >> no. i think the scene might even have been longer. my agent called me -- in those days, if you didn't go to the royal shakespeare company or occasionally see shows on pbs or bbc2, you'd have never heard
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of patrick stewart. and i got a call from my agent saying, "listen, the bbc would like you to be in the new smiley's people "tinker tailor soldier spy.'" i was like, "that's fantastic." because i love those books! and they said, "great news. they want you to play karla. however, there is bad news as well." and i said, "what's that?" he said, "you have no dialogue. you never speak." [ laughter ] i accepted it right away because, knowing the book so well, i knew exactly what scene he was referring to in the book. it's a scene in a prison cell in delhi, india, where smiley interviews this guy, who they have strong feelings is a senior man in the kgb. there, i said it again. and there was no laugh. >> seth: there you go. [ laughter ] >> and he never speaks. he remains silent. instantly, i knew that i would get the opportunity to spend an entire day not worrying about dialogue, not worrying about losing my lines, watching sir alec guinness act at close quarters.
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like, you and me here now. and it was a memorable day for me. we spent all day on it and he was, of course, a gentleman and a brilliant performer. it was only much later one of the producers told me how many actors had turned the role down because it wasn't speaking. now, we jump forward. because it was important for me. i was in san francisco airport one day, changing planes or something on the concourse. and i suddenly heard a voice scream, "oh, my god! it's karla!" [ laughter ] and it was the first time that an american in the united states recognized me for a performance that i had given. and it meant a great deal. thank you, america. [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: that's great. well, i highly recommend watching it. "tinker tailor soldier spy." you have this big film coming out, "x-men." you also have a smaller film that was at tribeca, "match." >> they could not be more unlike one another. this is a multimillion-dollar movie with a huge number stars
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and locations and special effects and monsters. this is a small, modestly budgeted movie, basically with three people talking in an apartment in -- inward in northern manhattan. i play a classical ballet teacher at juilliard, who lives a private, quiet solitary life. loving his students and his work. who agrees to meet a young woman who is writing a thesis on classical american ballet. she comes with her husband. they interview him, but gradually, as the story unfolds, that is not the reason they're there. and it produces a situation in which the lives of all three of them are massively erupted and probably changed forever. it's a lovely movie. i'm very proud of it. >> seth: well, that's great. congratulations. i can't wait to see that. i can't wait for "x-men." [ cheers and applause ] and no one here would be making a mistake if they went back and watched "tinker tailor soldier spy." i think they'd enjoy it. patrick stewart, everyone! "x-men: days of future past"
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>> seth: welcome back to "late night," everyone. our next guest is a songwriter and musician who is best known for his work as the lead singer of the band counting crows. they'll be kicking off the north american leg of their world tour beginning june 11th in tampa, florida. please welcome, adam duritz. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ seth: i feel like i have to start off by apologizing. i feel like i know you so well, just from listening to your music for so many years, that i might be overly familiar. so, i apologize if i'm like, "hey, it's great to see you again" even though we barely have ever seen each other. [ light laughter ] but you write such personal lyrics that i feel like your fans must feel like they know you very well. >> maybe. yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: i guess that's true. why am i trying to put you in their head? it's been -- >> i never do this. >> seth: oh, you never do talk shows? >> no, i do the talk shows but never the talking. >> seth: oh, great. >> i've done it once before, and it was a horrific disaster. >> seth: oh, that's great. [ laughter ] >> but no.
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>> seth: well, then we're off and running. [ laughter ] "august and everything after" is over 20 years old now. and was that a fun album to make? obviously, it was a huge album. it was a popular album. it sort of started off your career with this band. was it fun when you made it? >> no. >> seth: really? >> i was a really terrible band leader. we'd only been a band for a little while. i think i made everyone miserable. >> how would you make people miserable? >> oh, in such a variety of ways. >> seth: yeah, that's true. [ laughter ] >> well, i think you have to be hard on people, and you have to inspire people. and you have to -- i think i had the first part, but not the second part really. >> seth: gotcha. oh, you would just terrify them, not inspire them? >> i made everybody miserable. and myself. i think every member of the band quit during the making of the record at one point. >> seth: that's usually a bad sign that you were a good leader. >> i've gotten better. >> seth: that's good. you write, as i say, these personal songs. and i read you did a reddit a.m.a. and i thought this was really amazing. all these people were asking questions. and so many of your fans sort of say your music helped them get through, like, rough patches.
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and i assume you're not writing to sort of help people through things, but is that something you take a lot of pride in? how many people turn to your music to be, like, therapeutic? >> i just thought it was going to be depressing. >> seth: right. >> it was depressing to me. i got used to it after a while that people got through -- i don't understand what they're talking about, but i'm glad it happened. [ laughter ] >> seth: that's nice. you write -- when you write peoples' names in songs -- because i think, at least -- well, you tell me. when you use someone's name in a song, a first name -- i mean, i know, like, mr. jones was a friend of yours. >> yeah. >> seth: and so i'm assuming, like, first names of women in songs are often women maybe that are the actual names. >> yeah. >> seth: do those women ever, over the years, go like, "hey, what gives? i don't remember it going down like that." >> no, i don't usually blame them in the song. i tend to take a lot of the blame myself for the songs. >> seth: that's true. >> no one's really [ bleep ] at me about that. if i were a little more full of it, then maybe. i'm getting away with it so far. people have been very pleased. >> seth: if you're getting away with it this far, you're doing good. >> i don't really give them good reviews. i take the heat in the song.
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[ laughter ] >> seth: you are very active on social media. and you've been that way forever. like, you -- i feel like in the mid-'90s, you were doing message board stuff and interacting one-to-one with your fans. >> yeah, well, when i first moved to l.a., after the first album -- i remember figuring out that aol had, like, a forum for every band. well, a lot of bands. including one for us. and i thought, well, i can go on that. i can just talk directly to people. i wouldn't have to do interviews. i could just, like, talk to people who are fans. so, i did it. it took me a while to convince them it was actually me. but -- it was. [ laughter ] i am. but eventually, it was kind of like -- i guess that's kind of the early social media. it was like 1995, maybe? >> seth: that's great. and you're -- you sort of -- i'm assuming you're the one running the @countingcrows account on twitter. because now you post a lot of -- now, you can use, like, visual proof. because you post a lot of vines videos. >> they're idiotic. >> seth: your vine videos are idiotic? >> oh, yeah. they really are. the first time i made one i thought, "oh, great.
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i have license to be an idiot." [ laughter ] >> seth: there you go. you are known as a band that has great live shows. and also, you sort of switch up the style of how you play your songs. you'll, you know, take a song and make it acoustic. you'll slow things up, speed things up. is that for your fans or is that for you guys to you keep it original and fresh for you? >> oh, it's for them. [ laughter ] no, that's what we enjoy doing. i mean, i think you'd get really -- i would get bored after a while doing everything the same. >> seth: right. >> we don't really try to. it just sort of happens the way it happens. i think they enjoy that sometimes. i'm sure they don't at other times. >> seth: can you tell on stage? do you feel the feedback from them? are you like, "oh, they do not like this organization of this song?" >> no, not really there. it's later on. you can read about it later on. >> seth: oh, gotcha. >> counting crows was really inventive ruining their songs tonight. [ laughter ] eh, and creative. >> seth: and is it still -- you talk about being sort of a better leader. is it still as much fun as it was in the beginning?
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is it more fun now? >> oh, it's a lot more fun right now. i mean, not right now. >> seth: right. >> but i mean -- yeah. i mean, i don't know. it's, uh -- it's the thing we all wanted to do with our whole life. and we've managed to do it with our whole life. so -- i don't know whether that's fun or not, but it is satisfying. >> seth: yeah. i'm so happy you're still making music. i think the thing i'm happiest about is that you've stuck with this hairstyle for so long. [ laughter ] because it makes me still feel, like, in the moment. i feel like if you ever got a normal hairstyle, i'd feel like i was 100 years old because i would know how much time had passed. >> i got pictures. >> seth: of what you looked like before you had it? >> yeah, yeah. >> seth: what was it? what did it look like? >> kind of exactly like this, but it just -- >> seth: without that hair. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> seth: you can give me pictures. well, that's something you should put on your twitter account. or i'll just use, like, very easy photoshop. i think i could probably figure it out. >> yeah, yeah. big mane. >> seth: i'm so happy you're sticking around, and you're going to play a song for us. it's one of my favorites. and probably while you're singing it, i'm going to go sit down and work through some stuff.
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some ideas i had about some college girlfriends and maybe take a page from you and blame myself a little bit and stop putting it on them. [ laughter ] >> i'm going to kind of be working through doing another one of these interviews. [ laughter ] >> seth: i hope when you do another one, you'll do it here. >> thank you. >> seth: it was great having you here. adam duritz, everybody! counting crows will perform "round here" right after this. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ the power of this sport is when speed meets harmony. only verizon unites the two by providing in-car cameras that live stream each race. even though there's only room for one in the cockpit, a driver is never alone. because through our technology, every fan can see what drivers see. so with the indycar 14 app, you join the race at 200 miles per hour. verizon and indycar. driving technology.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: here to perform "round here" from their multi-platinum breakout album, "august and everything after," please
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welcome counting crows. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ step out the front door like a ghost into the fog ♪ ♪ where no one notices the contrast of white on white ♪ ♪ and in between the moon and you the angels get a better view ♪ ♪ of the crumbling difference between wrong and right ♪ ♪ i walk in the air between the rain through myself and back again where i don't know ♪ ♪ but maria says she's dying through the door i hear her crying why, i don't know ♪ ♪ round here we always stand up straight
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round here something radiates ♪ ♪ maria came from nashville with a suitcase in her hand ♪ ♪ she said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like elvis ♪ ♪ and she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land ♪ ♪ just like she's walking on a wire in the circus ♪ she parks her car outside of my house ♪ ♪ takes all her clothes off says she's close to understanding jesus ♪ ♪ she knows she's more than just a little misunderstood she has trouble acting normal when she's nervous ♪ ♪ round here
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we're carving out our names round here, hey, man we all look the same ♪ ♪ round here ♪ ♪ round here we're running out of lies hey ♪ ♪ sleeping children better run like the wind out of the lightning dream ♪ ♪ mama's little baby better get herself in out of the lightning ♪
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♪ she says it's only in my head she says, shh it's only in my head ♪ ♪ but there's a girl on the car out in the parking lot ♪ ♪ she says man, come on come on take a shot ♪ ♪ there's a girl on a car in the parking lot she says man, you should try to take a shot ♪ ♪ can't you see my walls are crumbling ♪ ♪ and she looks up at the building says she's thinking of jumping ♪ she says she's tired of life well everybody's tired
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of something ♪ ♪ round here she's always on my mind round here, hey, man i got a lot of time ♪ ♪ round here we're never sent to bed early man, nobody nobody makes us wait ♪ ♪ round here we stay up very, very, very very, very, very late ♪ ♪ she lives alone on her private archipelago with her palm trees and her sea shells ♪ ♪ she sits in the waves all day says she's scared of dying ♪
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♪ she wants to keep it that way she sends a boat out on the sea ♪ ♪ with a little note for me it says, why are the girls so hungry ♪ ♪ why are all the girls so hungry ♪ ♪ why are all the boys so lonely and why can't anybody see me ♪ ♪ why why why why ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> seth: counting crows. the world tour begins in tampa, florida on june 11th. for tickets go to countingcrows.com. stay tuned for more "late night"! [ cheers and applause ]
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> seth: my thanks to patrick stewart, adam duritz, counting crows, j. mascis and of course, the 8g band! and now, counting crows! you're going play us to good nights. here's one of my favorites, "hanging around." for the full performance, go to latenightseth.com! once again, counting crows! ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ she sat right down on the sofa and said where have you been i've been waiting for you ♪ ♪ 'cause last night i had something so good days get so long i got nothin' to do ♪
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♪ i've been hanging around this town on a corner i've been bummin' around this old town so long ♪ ♪ i've been hanging around this town on a corner i've been bummin' around this old town for way too long ♪ ♪ we spent all day gettin' sober just hiding from daylight and just watching tv ♪ ♪ fading away we just look a lot better in the blue light ♪ ♪ well you know i have got to get out i'm stuck so tight ♪ ♪ weighed by the chains that keep me hanging around this town on a corner ♪ ♪ i've been bummin' around this old town so long hanging around this town on a corner ♪ ♪ i've been bummin' around this old town for way too long well everybody get up ♪
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♪ ♪ >> carson: hey, what's up everybody? it's "last call" coming to you from amp radio, here in los angeles, where i do a little morning radio show. i'm carson daly. thanks for being here tonight. band of skulls is going to rock livenation's belasco theaer, and we're going to offer up a snapshot on a cool band that calls itself the burning of rome. stick around for that. first, we go to beso in hollywood to meet the creator and stars of the new nbc series "undateable." please welcome bill lawrence, chris d'elia, brent morin, ron funches, and rick glassman. a whole group. here they are in the "last call" spotlight. ♪ >> what we think the show is about is a -- that'll be cut out. don't worry about it. what we ultimately think the

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