Music on Talk Shows This Week: Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr must be sweet on CBS. You may remember he played every day on The Early Show a couple weeks past. Well, now, this week he's moving to CBS' late night schedule, with appearances on both Letterman and Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. His latest album Liverpool 8 was released last week, and partners him up with former Eurythmic Dave Stewart for a completely charming record that cozies up to you like an old sweater you forgot about in the dead of winter. Forget that the sweater's frayed and coming apart in slightly embarrassing ways, it still feels good to wear again.

Meanwhile, thanks to the popularity of the film Juno, The Moldy Peaches are reuniting for their network television debut in the unlikely setting of The View. It's been a while since Adam Green and Kimya Dawson played their anti-folk together on stage, and it seems like such a surreal place for it to happen. Dawson, for her part, is excited to get to meet one of her heroes in Whoopi Goldberg, as she gushes on her live journal:

I am going to meet Whoopi Goldberg. That's like owning 20 Danny Devitos. And you know how much I love Danny. It's pants poopin time.

Finally, for those of you who have all the fancy channels on your television, Ovation has started broadcasting a new (old) concert series called Live From the Artist's Den (tip to Bumpershine) and the performance this week by country great Patty Griffin, was recently released on DVD to rave reviews. In relation to today's national holiday, Griffin sings the great "Up To The Mountain" which she wrote referencing Dr. Martin Luther King's famous speech given the day before his assassination. Kelly Clarkson recently gave the song a lot more exposure, singing it -- backed by guitarist Jeff Beck -- for last seasons' Idol Gives Back special. The performance made the rest of the special seem more trivial than it already was.

Playlist: Picks for the week

Monday, January 21

ABC: The View: The Moldy Peaches

ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live: Raheem Devaughn

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Ringo Starr

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ayo

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Subways (REPEAT)

SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Natasha Bedingfield

Tuesday, January 22

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: Josh Ritter

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Cheap Trick (REPEAT)

SYNDICATION: Live With Regis and Kelly: Ringo Starr

Wednesday, January 23

CBS: Late Show With David Letterman: The Redwalls

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: The Subways (REPEAT)

Thursday, January 24

CBS: Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson: Ringo Starr

OVATION: Live From the Artist's Den: Patty Griffin

SYNDICATION: The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Natasha Bedingfield

Friday, January 25

NBC: Late Night With Conan O'Brien: Wilco (REPEAT)

RAVEHD: Later with Jools Holland: Bloc Party, Wilco, LCD Soundsystem, Joan Armatrading

Sunday, January 27

CARTOON: Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Neko Case, Kelly Hogan

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