To close our Late Night Week series Terry and TV reviewer David Bianculli discuss late night bands. As part of this conversation we revisit the interview with Ahmir “Questlove" Thompson, drummer of The Roots, which is the band that plays for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The Roots will be moving to The Tonight Show when Fallon takes over in February. Questlove is in the process of writing a new theme song.
In the interview, Questlove explained how DJing is one of his many passions:
Some music acts need cocaine to wind down or something; I DJ. Last night I went to a party for the first time where I wasn’t the DJ and I was telling my friend, ‘I’m so uncomfortable. I feel like Linus without his blanket.’ … I was judging the DJ’s segue, like, ‘Ugh, that’s a horrible segue. You can’t go from 120 beats per minute to 87. It just doesn’t make musical sense. And she’s not spinning on the 1.’ After a while I was just too neurotic about it. It was turning into a Woody Allen scene, so I left the party.