Seventies yacht rock crooner Michael McDonald is on the come up again these days. First, there’s the whole amazing hilarious Yacht Rock web series. Then there were collaborations with Grizzly Bear and Holy Ghost. And now this: A Michael McDonald musical number with Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. Clearly, JT is trying real hard to sell us on his new record, which fine. But hats off to whichever “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” writer came up with this absurdist genius. [Hulu]
You need a quick background on the beef between Justin Timberlake and Kanye West. Because, actually, I knew nothing about it until five minutes ago. Rachel filled me in. At one of Kanye’s shows, he announced that he didn’t like Jay-Z’s new song with Justin Timberlake. Then on JT’s recent “SNL” appearance, he scratched back, using the lyrics, Hits so sick, got rappers acting dramatic.
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Justin Timberlake is on a quest to win your love and affection back. So much so, that he’s on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” all this week to get you to buy his mediocre-reviewed new album, The 20-2o Experience. But whatever, we’ll take it, if he promises to do stuff like a barbershop quartet version of his classic hit “Sexy Back.”
Are you gonna buy the new JT record?