Nov 14, 2008

mtvU Woodie Awards

In Preview of mtvU’s Woodie Awards show which was taped Wednesday and airs November 19th – I award a few of my own Woodies:

Lykke Li played 2 and half songs including a cover of A Tribe Called Quest’s “Can I Kick It?” with mister Q Tip in the flesh.  The first song “Dance, Dance, Dance” which gets the “most likely to be cut from the actual program, but probably performed because it’s her next single Woodie Award”, was one of the best of the night even though we were standing in front of the monitors.

Santogold (can I call you Santi?) who is often compared to MIA, performed a good short set including “LES Artists”.  However, unlike MIA, she preformed live and received less of a response for her performance than the MIA’s “Paper Planes” video on the award show big screen. (“Best live music video Woodie goes to MIA”).

Finally, when we heard Chromeo was performing with Vampire Weekend, we thought “Oh God, this could potentially be cool, but it will most likely be horrifying.  “Well, it was neither.  Chromeo might as well have not even been there.  During VW’s “The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance,” P – Thugg stood behind his legged lamp keyboard and Dave 1 played the guitar.  After playing back up to VW, they left their lit – up – half – body on stage – the only evidence that they performed.

Chromeo (no, not the leggy keyboard) get “Best Stage Prop Woodie Award”.

Maybe Walter Meego can stand in the background during Chairlift’s set next year.

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