Today’s Question — Is Carson Daly Still Alive?
The very bitchy part of me could not resist that title (I apologize for digressing from my consistent positivity). The news that Carson Daly’s NBC show got renewed for a 10th season shocked me, primarily because I had no idea he was still on the air. There’s a very specific reason that Carson Daly annoys me. He made his mark by hosting MTV’s Total Request Live, at a time when bubble-gum pop music was exploding. While many complained that the boy-bands and pop-tarts were destroying music, Carson stood firm, never letting his judgment show. Then, he got his show on NBC. He used his show as a platform to promote “real music,’ and constantly bashed the same artists that he used to promote. Ever wonder why you have never seen Britney Spears perform on his show? Weren’t they bosom buddies on TRL? I also once heard him say (during one of his pompous rants) that he felt American Idol was just a “shortcut,” to making it in the industry. How dare he insult such a monumental show! As an aside, I’d actually like to extend a special thanks to NBC for renewing Last Call With Carson Daly — you gave me an excuse to explain my Daly-anger.