Monday, January 29, 2018
The Strypes - Late Show With David Letterman
The Strypes only came to my notice a couple of months ago. Good band, I'd say.
Letterman was such a cynical old curmudgeon, he hardly seemed to be liking anything towards the end of his run. Even here, he finds in necessary to needle the band about their youth. "Their folks are picking them up after the show." Well, this was 2014, and they do look very young.
But by the end of the song, even Letterman is wildly enthusiastic. He's almost doing the pogo, with a giant smile on his face, and going on about how great they were.
It really is a very successful TV appearance by a very special young band from Ireland. I wish them all the best. It's the toughest business in the world, the music business. They'll need all the luck they can get.