Listening Station: The Closing Song From The Other Show On HBO Last Night

Jun 11th, 2007 // 10 Comments

snipshot_e41cpk3c892v.jpgThe show that had the unenviable position of following The Sopranos‘ parting tribute to America was the cryptic, Luke Perry-ified John From Cincinnati, and it was chock-full of elliptical dialogue and long gazes at the Pacific Ocean. (We’re going to keep it on the flophouse TiVo for now, if only because we’re into supporting Luis Guzman in his acting endeavors.) A reader e-mailed us wondering if we could track down the “wonderful, propulsive, jubilant, rocking, and confoundingly uncredited” song that ran over last night’s closing credits, and after plugging the super-distorted lyrics–which, we’re a little geeked to say, we nailed on our first try–into Google, we found it:

Kasabian – Sun/Rise/Light/Flies [MP3, link expired]
John From Cincinnati [HBO.com]

  1. NickEddy

    I still have no idea wha this show is about. I glanced at it, saw the dude tying off 4 minutes in and thought “Already?”

    Then the Mexico scene with the border-runner guy – I was all “Why is Charlie Sexton dressed like James Spader in ‘Less Than Zero’?”

  2. RepentTokyo

    is HBO a sponsor? just curious.

  3. Juancho

    This show is already on thin ice with ratings, apparently. I find this funny, because every single magazine I read has run a feature or review that has just lavished it with praise.

    Maybe critics are just trying to do anything to get HBO to give Milch some more Deadwood.

  4. Bob Loblaw

    There are things I know and things I don’t.

    Horizons tell you more about yourself than they do about the horizon.

    HBO is running out of ideas.

    Waves are not made out of water. They are made out of meaning.

    I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle any more cryptic jibber-jabber.

    It’s not profound TV. It’s lazy shorthand.

    (gazes out over the Pacific)

  5. Bob Loblaw

    There are things I know and things I don’t.

    Horizons tell you more about yourself than they do about the horizon.

    HBO is running out of ideas.

    Waves are not made out of water. They are made out of meaning.

    I don’t know if I’ll be able to handle any more cryptic jibber-jabber.

    It’s not profound TV. It’s lazy shorthand.

    (gazes out over the Pacific)

  6. xtianrut

    @Bob Loblaw: Bob, someone has put LSD on your keyboard. It’s OK, just stay away from mirrors for about 8 hours and drink lots of orange juice. You’ll be fine by morning.

  7. eddymunster

    fuck kasabian and john from cincinatti, show some strummer love!

  8. Hertz32

    I am glad Im not the only one who doesn’t know whats going on in this show. I only got to see the last half and hour of it and had no clue what this show was about.

  9. r.cummings

    i love the eternal disconnect between crits and everyone else on earth.

  10. Raul23

    I decided I pretty much hate surfers, but surfing rocks.

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