Carson hosts from the West Coast Choppers warehouse in Long Beach, CA (run by none other than Jesse James, aka Mr. Sandra Bullock), where gearheads can fill their dreams with custom hotrods, choppers and anything else that has an engine, even a low-emission one.
Guests: rapper/producer/shoe designer Mike Shinoda of legendary rock band Linkin Park (try his DC kicks), the very entertaining standup comedian (and dad to a restless young son) Jo Koy (catch his act on the DVD "Don't Get Me Angry"), and the talented full-of-attitude singer-songwriter Lissy Trullie with her band who make their U.S. television debut performing the clever single "Boy Boy" from their first EP Self-taught Learner at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles (check the shoes - love the choices cameramen make sometimes - this band's on par with great female up-and-comers like Ida Maria, Little Boots, and Anya Marina). Chrissie Hynde (of The Pretenders) can now stop looking for a musical successor.
Lissy Trullie - Self-taught Learner EP (every track a gem!):
If you like to discover this kind of young talent with highly original indie/pop/rock or indie/electro/rock offerings then have a listen to, in no particular order,
Ida Maria - Fortress Round My Heart CD (favorite track that drives me nuts with glee: "Oh My God")
Ida Maria - I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked (Live Jay Leno 2009).avi
Little Boots - Hands CD (catchiest tune of the summer: "New In Town"; see her many videos on U-Toob)
Anya Marina - Slow & Steady Seduction: Phase II (every track more original than the next)
Anya Marina - Move You (Live Jimmy Kimmel 2009)
Musical segment only
Polly Scattergood - Polly Scattergood (talk about unrestrained and moving vulnerability!)
Alexandra Hope - Invisible Sunday (daring compositions with effective hooks)