Late-Night TV Music (Granting Wishes Edition) | April 6, 2021

What do you want from life? Well, you can't have that — but you can enjoy this.


Many years ago, The Tubes asked us all a very personal question: What do you want from life? And immediately after that, they quite rightly pointed out the truth: You can’t have that.

But that doesn’t mean all is lost. You just have to adjust your expectations. For example: Being able to sit in the backyard without freezing is currently my idea of a good day. This is because I am a simple man of simple needs. You, presumably, have loftier goals. And as is so often the case, the Late-Night TV Music gods are here to grant your wishes. Within reason. If, for instance, you dream of visiting a theme park again, wait no longer — Glass Animals take you to Dreamland with their performance of Heat Waves on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Perhaps you yearn to watch Blink-182’s entertainingly hyperactive Travis Barker playing drums. Well, Jimmy Kimmel Live has you covered with Nessa Barrett, JXDN and Barker’s collaboration La Di Die. Or maybe you just hope to see an intimate performance by rising star Arlo Parks. That’s easy: Just check out her rendition of (yes) Hope on The Late Late Show With James Corden. And if your own private wish didn’t come true today, take heart: It’s only Wednesday. There’s more week to come. Now, if you’ll excuse me, the yard is calling.