Late-Night TV Music (Running Backwards Edition) | Dec. 1, 2020

Just like me, Smashing Pumpkins & Take That are obviously getting nowhere fast.

Feel like you’re running flat-out but still moving backwards? Welcome to the club. And I’m not just talking about me. The Late-Night TV Music scene also seems to be getting nowhere fast, based on Tuesday’s slim pickings. Option 1: Billy Chromedome and his reconstituted Smashing Pumpkins, presenting the title track from their uninspired new album Cyr on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Option 2: Take That frontweenie Gary Barlow determinedly denying reality with his aggressively upbeat Incredible Christmas on The Late Late Show With James Corden. Apparently we have different definitions of ‘incredible.’ Now, get back on that treadmill.