Dave Hill, Rufus Wainwright & Dick Cavett @ UCB, NYC – pics
Dave Hill, Rufus Wainwright & Dick Cavett @ UCB – Apr 19, 2007
Last night’s show was pretty surreal. I knew Dave Hill was having Rufus as a guest, and I kind of knew he was having Dick Cavett – but it didn’t really register….”Dick Cavett”…OK, sure, whatever. Then, after performing a death-defying magic trick (aka escaping from a cardboard box), Dave introduced his first guest, and low-and-behold, Dick Fuking Cavett (no pun intended) walks out and proceeds to teach us how to do the moon walk….
“The Dave Hill Explosion” is basically a talk show – Dave Hill is the host (aka the Dick Cavett). Past guests have included Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Moby, Cowboy Randy Jones from The Village people, Martha Plimpton, Fred Armisen, Walter Schreifels, Sandra Bernhard, Joan Wasser, Lecy Goranson, Khrystyne Haje, Joe Franklin, Sam Bisbee, and Dean and Britta (Luna).
Last night Rufus Wainwright was the first guest to come back for a second time. Rufus sang two songs including my favorite from his new (not yet released) album. The song is called “Going to a Town”. It was amazing and funny – Rufus sang to a backing track coming out of an iPod – backup singers included. He said he felt like he was on public access TV, and had never done anything like that before. Rufus is also really funny.
Dave played some videos, Dave escaped from the box, there was a “midget” (Little Michael Jackson), Dave talked to Dick, Dick talked to Dave, Dick talked to us, Dick talked, Dick talked, Rufus sang, Rufus sang to Dick, Rufus talked to Dick, Dick talked to Rufus, Dick and Rufus hugged, Dave sometimes got a word in, there was lots of laughing, Dave sang a song to Dick and Rufus, Phil sang backup vocals…. I never wanted the show to end. Eventually it had to – it was already like 2 hours and cutting into the late-late show.
More pics below….
Little Michael Jackson as woman….
Dave does magic…
Get Dick Cavett DVD’s at Amazon. Did I mention Dick had DVD’s?
* Rufus Wainwright – presale + show with Dave Hill