Must-See TV Of The Day: Piers Morgan Tonight

I want to start off by saying how glad I am that CNN finally got rid of that ridiculously self-important dinosaur Larry King and how much I’ve been enjoying the new Piers Morgan Tonight show! After watching the first four nights, it’s bloody refreshing to see an interviewer who doesn’t (overtly) pander to his guests and actually seems to give a shit about finding out something more than the typical publicist-driven crap you read in the tabloids without putting me to sleep. Hey, I love Charlie Rose as much as the next guy, but at times the high-handed tone and mental high-fives he trades with his guests can make you feel like you’re sitting through a Doctoral Seminar given in a language you don’t understand!

His first night with Oprah certainly got the most headlines, but his sit-downs with Howard Stern and Condi Rice were great and last night’s casual back-n-forth over a beer with Ricky Gervais was brilliant! And near the end of the interview, Piers asked a question that resonated with me as well…

Piers Morgan: Do you get to enjoy the fruits of your hard work?
Ricky Gervais: No…I enjoy the hard work! I wake up and it’s a privilege that I can have an idea…nothing gives me an adrenaline rush like an idea.

I have always felt the same way about what I do for a living. The idea that I can make a living at taking photographs of interesting people is mind-boggling, but the added benefit of actually loving what I do is a cherry on top.

Piers Morgan Tonight is on CNN nightly at 9:00PM and you can also follow his pithy thoughts on Twitter

Song of the Day



Yes…I know…we’re 21 days into the new year and this is the first new SOTD I’ve dropped on The List. It’s been so long I’m actually forgetting HTML codes! Sucks for you guys, but work has kinda gotten in the way of me pumpin’ out new tunes for your iPods! But never fear…I’ma gonna try to get back on the horse on a more regular basis, starting today…

Say HiEric Elbogen to his friends…is dropping a new album, Um, Uh-Oh, on January 25th and you just know I’ll be first in line for a copy. Say Hi is right up at the top of my list of bands nobody has ever heard of, but I’ve been doing my best to change that. I’ve featured him on The List twice before (HERE and HERE), ‘November Was White, December Was Grey’ made it on the 2009 Songs of the Year and know that a number of your have shown the love and picked up some of his dark and spooky one-man-band recordings. And he’s even gotten a bit of mainstream play when Cadillac, of all things, used his song, “One, Two…One” in a CTS commercial a few months back! So let’s not let him down…head on over to The Official Say Hi Website and ‘Say Hi’…and make sure to check out the FAQ Section

And for you car geeks, here’s the short version of that Cadillac ad…