Saturday, July 28, 2007

Hunter and The Con(an)



As many people already know, I have been making surprise appearances at Tegan & Sara shows to play the shaker on "Back In Your Head." As a result, I've become rather famous in the shaker community. I'm kind of like a living legend now. People stop me on the street and ask me to shake my stuff, a request I generally oblige. Then they pay me. It's normal. Now, if any of you happen to be shakists or run in shaker circles, then you certainly know that the pinnacle of a shakist's career is to appear on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien". Well, Mr. O'Brien, who is a huge fan of the shaker, had his people contact my people, who then contacted me to ask if I would like to be on his show. I said yes on one condition, that Tegan & Sara be allowed to perform as well. I mustn't forget that they were the ones who helped launch me into my new career. So what I'm really getting at is...I will be performing with Tegan & Sara on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on Tuesday, July 31st. Check local listings for time.
and as always, Stay Fresh™.

87 comments:

Pidgey said...

Dag, yo.
I must witness this!

sausagemakesmenauseous said...
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sausagemakesmenauseous said...

are you sure it's not the day before? i wouldn't want to miss it, or anything.

shanagdi said...

I *absolutely* love the shaker!! Congratulations on your new career! That is really nice of you to help your friends like that. :)

Skylar said...

Woah. This is awesome. It's like your first time there isn't it?

Candace said...

Wow, I'm so proud of you...
I'm gonna watch and rewatch it.

Go shak your stuff gurl friend..

Daya? said...

Bah! Love Tegan and Sara. Love you.

girlisgrey said...

I will jump up and down, point as the screen and scream "I LOVE THIS MAN" when I see you strut yo stuff, boo!

Also, I will not hesitate to call out "HUNTAAAAAA" 5000000 million times!

;)

radioactive cupcake said...

That's pretty wicked! Tegan and Sara are awesome, I'm gonna see them in August.

Now go shake it like nobody's business.

auntcp said...

Can't wait to see you shake your stuff on national tv. Shake it well man, shake it well.

xunbrokenx said...

shake it like a polaroid picture!

Witching Hour said...

Wow, I almost missed this news. Will definitely check it out!

Greta said...

Sweet, I shall be watching!

Ashley K. said...

Oh, Hell yes!
Conan is awesome.


You'll go far...x'DD

godxcalledxinxsickxtoday said...

You on Conan with Tegan & Sara. Three of my favorite things! Well 4 if you count them as sepreat people. My life is now complete.

BangBangLou said...

hah!
Thats hella sick!
Cant wait to watch!!

Haras said...
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Haras said...

It's about time your shaking skills got noticed on a national level.

I'm proud of you.





p.s Wear the wig

stella said...

You should use a rattle snake as a shaker. That'd be so badass.

Buzz Royale said...

congrats to your new career
^__^

♥ Buzz

She Sees Light said...

Holy shit! I would pay millions to see you shake it!

And, ':O'! I must not miss this as I have missed many other bands, namely Wolfmother and Tiger Army... grrr...

And, that picture of you totally giving it away? Stellar. Reason enough for me to buy tickets to every Tegan and Sara show... try my luck. It's like Hunter Roulette or something. But not really.

She Sees Light said...

Heh, I just realized that I mixed Conan O'Brien up with Jimmy Kimmel. Haha, I'm so funny....

Miss said...
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V I I said...

Fosho. You should dance with Conan like Andrew W.K. did!

You're like a living legend now? Well it's about freaking time. Everyone should know the radness that is Hunter Burgan, duh.

screaming like dogs said...

hahaha awesome

ill have to tell my guidance counselor about that as a career... can i be your apprentice?


my mother thinks you are adorably funny

This Girl said...

You are a wonderful person for getting them on the show.
And look at how talented you are.

Heyyy Mr.Shakerr.

dannydunlop said...

Lovely. The cd is amazing!

dannydunlop said...

I shall be recording. And rerunning endlessly.

To those who missed out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nO019hr29W4

Ashling said...

Hey Hunter? Will you shake it like a Polaroid picture?

Please?

Ellen said...

You are a man of many talents.

exorcist emma said...

The shaker is one of the most important parts in the percussion section. I have indeed played the shaker in the school band. . .good times good times. You shall expect me to be glued to the television set to watch you SHAKE YO THANG BETCH! -ahem- Mhmm. . .

alayna said...

I'm totally watching this.
actually, rephrase that. I totally NEED to watch this.

Cherol said...

Do the shakers ever perform with the movers. I'm sure that would be stunning.

ninja, please said...

Yeah! I'm so excited. Hunter rocks the shakers. Good luck on Conan!


Hunter you rullleee

miseryXchord said...

Damn, all the good shaker puns seem to be used up (probably some of the bad ones, too... I can't tell, I'm pun-deficient) But I'll definitely tune in to Conan to see you {insert pun here}!

leongyiting said...

shake it, sh-shake it!

fan on the attic said...

wow. this is like the biggest joke on earth.

A girl named Grey said...

I'm going to kiss the screen.

la ghost said...

Glad you're getting a gig on TV as a shaker.

But the real talent lies in this: Are you ambidextrous?

If you can "shake that thing" with your left hand.

Then maybe, just maybe, you can go into the Shaker Hall of Fame.

Karolina said...

I had the same thing with tambourines, but I guess Conan O'Brien just doesn't like them. :(

However, I'm not one to dwell on things; I'm planning on pursuing a Jew's harp career instead.

morningstar said...

HELL YEAH!!!
i mustnt miss this
:D

starinyourfire said...

i shall which you and Conando, it will be great!

Arisma said...

That was totally gracious of you, making sure your friends got to go too. Hope to hell I remember to watch. 300 comes out tomorrow... don't be offended if I forget, I was blinded by oiled abs.

Sabriel said...

Well, it looks like I will have a special treat on late nite TV then. It will be good to see you "shake your stuff". How odd that people would pay you to do it though.

Jessi said...

OHHH!! Fantastic.

Tegan and Sara + You = Pure amazingness.

=]

Lil Laker said...

=(
I missed it. But I'm sure you did a great and fantastic job! Same with Tegan and Sarah.

Lil Laker said...

Whoops! Nevermind! I didn't miss it! Bahaha, I thought today was Aug 1st. I'm looking forward to it.

ThatOneGirl said...

You're such a darling Hunter. DAHLIN' <3

It must have taken you so long to learn the shaker... how did you manage that AND bass?

O rite, ur made of win. :P

godxcalledxinxsickxtoday said...

Hunter, you rocked the shakers tonight.

dannydunlop said...

Well done. Got some badass closeups.

So. Fee. Uh. said...

Shake them shakers.

glendis said...

i play the bass too and now i want to play the shaker lol
u rock man :D

NatalyFancyKetchupRox said...

I like your shaking skills! Very impressive. I think the best part was the "i'm so into it my face shows it to the extreme" look. I'm going to try that look with my flute.

shygirlslose said...

Yessss, Hunter's a shaker!! I'm glad to hear of this fantastic career opportunity. Hope you're okkkkkkk Hunter; I miss AFI ):

Are you guys getting back together soon? Please tour the UK, so I can bring you vegan snacks! (:
Lots of love! xx

Arisma said...

Made extra special sure to catch you on Conan last night. You shook those things like a man possessed! I've never seen anyone look so intense (or cool) while shaking wee shaky things.

Only you, Hunter.

This Girl said...

You were a beast with them shakers, Hunter! Tegan & Sara sounded great.

xoxo

Cherol said...

Very nice performance.
You shook well.

She Sees Light said...

You shook it like a pro. I'm proud of you. You're a role model to all of our children and aspiring shakers. Thanks to you, the world is a better place.

:)

heather said...

nice job hunter! way to shake it!

A girl named Grey said...

You were amazing.

(:

Pidgey said...

I yelled, "HUNTER!!" at the screen, but I don't know if you heard me.

exorcist emma said...

I SO WATCHED THAT! I went to get my camera to video tape this wonderful moment in history, but then I tripped over my blanket and nearly killed myself. After feeling stupid for a few seconds, I got up and got my camera. . .I now have about half of you shakin-like-a-mad-man on camera. The point is that I almost killed myself so I would be able to relive that moment. . .yes you are that important.

ninja, please said...

Huntaaa,

I recorded Conan, you were amazing and so were Tegan and Sara. But I think they should have shown more. By the way, that "Satan chasing his own tail" wasn't even that funny! Jeez. Less mascots, more Hunter.

vanessa said...

whoohoo! way to shake it, hunter!

tegan and sara are great, i wish they had played two songs.

morningstar said...

hunter!!! you rocked!!! or shooked...eh whatever....

anywho, tegan and sara looked awesome up there with our fresh-il-ishious hunter....

i make no sense
<3

kate black said...

you was great :)
cool that you don't forget who was with you at begin ;)
much love ;]

Tiffany said...

Was great :)

Lauren said...

haha, amazing.
I'll be watching.xo

Effee said...

Lovely.
I missed it.
x3

DaniGirl said...

Your definitely an interesting dood. Love it! Keep up with all these careers your one of a kind. :) Have a good one~Danielle

Sarizzle said...

Hunter, you were superb.

Tegan & Sara are amazing; watching you up there shakin' with them was like heaven.

eMMe said...

I have totally missed this show! What a bloody bummer! *hung head low and cry*

asdfghcat said...

i watched. you were slick.

Ding's little sister said...

You're real cool.

Boo™ said...

Loved the show...They're great. Nice shakin' ^.^

dannydunlop said...

Your new picture looks like you're some shifty janitor or night watchman at a museum. Kinda like a more badass version of Ben Stiller in Night at the Museum. I wish Jerry Stiller was my father.

She Sees Light said...

You need to drag Davey and Jade back over to AFI. This whole Blaqk Audio thing is kind of overwhelming me, and I miss all you boys together. :( Live Earth was mah saving grace.

Plus, I think you should copyright 'Stay Fresh', if you haven't already. It'll be like Paris Hilton, only more awesome because it's not Paris Hilton.

Not Your Typical Mama said...

I finally, *finally* just got to watch this! You ruled the shaker, man. That song is really great, maybe I should check out more Tegan & Sara then, huh?
Yep.
You rule in all ways, Hunter. *HUG*

Rage And Love said...

eh?
since when did Hunter the bloggy?!!!
well...hello from socal!

Amarantos Everlasting said...

I saw this a bit too late. I would have enjoyed seeing you shake the shaker.

Amanda said...

Hunteeeer! I think you should bring AFI to Edmonton and play an intense concert. Sound like a plan?
Haha I think so. :D :D

SnakeBite99 said...

Are you pulling a Jade on us?

A girl named Grey said...

^psshtt. Damn Skippy, Snakebite99.

Don't even try to ditch us like Jade did. hmmph. At least he made up by posting like, five times.

What are YOU gonna do for us?

Mari said...

Здравствуй, милый! How are you?) Nice to see you here)))

nicole said...

hey hunter!!
when are you going to post something new? i haven't heard from you for about 2 months
i know you should be busy i understand ;)

Daya Destructisaur! said...

YOU, need to update, Sir.
You're worse than Jade.

AlinaanilA said...

Did Hunter forget about his blog... ?? I hope he didn`t.
I know your so busy but... you know ;).

Peace...