We knew that George Clooney was planning to show at the Emmys to receive his humanitarian award, but it came as a total surprise when he popped up with the gang from Modern Family! In a cute video with the cast, Clooney romances Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, and both Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
While I don't condone the way the dude chose to deal with this annoying kid, I do think someone had to step in and stop the little punk from ruining the show. The tuba player stepped up and when the damage was done, he calmly stepped back into formation — with no lapse in performance. Meanwhile, the kid was unharmed and continued to run amok. Where oh where were his tortured parents hiding?
We at GiggleSugar do not discriminate when it comes to talent. We appreciate it all, even when the talent is undeniably dumbass in nature. But this is something else. This is beyond talent. This is musical and rhythmic...genius.
Keep your eye on the little drummer boy on the right. He plays a round of pa, rum, pum, pum, pum on his drum, and then...Bam! Ouch! Something tells me there won't be an encore this evening.
No band in 2006 benefited from the power of the Internet like Cold War Kids. On Downtown Records, the same label that brought us breakout hit Gnarls Barkley, the band got so much praiseworthy press early on that it was playing Lollapalooza before its first album even hit stores.
Remarkably, the album, Robbers & Cowards, totally lives up to the hype, with a collection of storytelling songs that blend rock and roll with noise collages. The guys—including frontman and piano man Nathan Willett, drummer Matt Aveiro, bassist Matt Maust, and guitarist Jonnie Russell—recently stopped by the Sugar Publishing offices on their way back home to Long Beach, Calif., for an interview.
I talked to the band about everything from the music they're digging now — including the new Tom Waits album and Cat Power — to the authors they love (David Foster Wallace is a group fave). To see what the Cold War Kids had to say about their newfound fame and what comes next, read more