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Late-Night TV Music (Paul-Free Edition) | Sept. 23, 2019

Instead of a talking Beatle, here are Monday's actual musical performances.

Some things never change. Back in the ’80s when I used to videotape the late-night TV music segments on my Betamax (screw that VHS garbage!), I never knew whether to record the interviews. Sometimes you got gold; other times you got a bunch of drivel that just ate up precious tape. And really, how many times are you going to watch an interview? I was reminded of that by Paul McCartney’s appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday. On the one hand, it was an OK chat. And it was charming to see the normally poised Colbert become something of a gushing fanboy in the presence of Sir Paul. On the other hand, it didn’t tell me anything I didn’t already know, and Colbert dropped the ball by not asking about the upcoming Abbey Road box. Plus, I doubt any of you plan to watch all four segments of it here — and it doesn’t include any actual music, since Macca didn’t play. So let’s just stick with the two actual performances from Monday: Jade Bird’s Love Has All Been Done Before on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and Zac Brown Band’s The Woods on Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. Hell, I’ll even toss in Fallon’s SNL-like duet with Megan Thee Stallion on Hot Girl Fall for shiggles. After all, it’s not like I’m wasting tape or anything.