C-SPAN Has a Band – Who Knew?

Just in case you need a little music in your life, the big Cable Show was happening this week in Los Angeles. And C-SPAN was all over it. One evening involved eight bands in a “Battle of the Bands” fundraiser. The way it was described: “The bands jam hard in front of a panel of celebrity judges.” (Yes, terrible description, but read on anyway…don’t kill the messenger.)

One reason not to read on: Bob Guiney (GSN’s “GSN LIVE” and the ex-yet still a douchebag Bachelor from the fourth season) was there and we didn’t stomach him very well the first time we had to watch him. (He’s the one Trista ditched on “The Bachelorette” for the fireman and far better looking Ryan Sutter). Something else working against Guiney: he published a book in 2003 called: What a Difference a Year Makes: How Life’s Unexpected Setbacks Can Lead to Unexpected Joy.

We digress. The Cable Show cause was a great one – it was for A Place Called Home – an L.A.-based youth services organization.

One of the eight bands that competed in the concert fundraiser featured C-SPAN co-president Rob Kennedy, on keyboards.

Kennedy’s band is called TV Rejects.
TV Rejects lineup:
Mike Grebb (CableFax) on guitar.
Tim Hermes (Broadband Gear Report) on drums.
Rob Kennedy (C-SPAN) on keyboards.
Seth Arenstein (CableFax) on trumpet.
Jim Clark (C-SPAN) on drums.
Tommy Bullough (Retirement Living) on bass guitar.

Watch a post-rehearsal interview with the guys here.

Find out which songs the TV Rejects played and who won the contest after the jump…(Also see what Guiney looks like in case you forgot which one he is…)

The one and only Bob Guiney

The TV Rejects Set List
Smooth (originally by Santana)
Back in the USSR (Beatles)
My Sharona (The Knack)
Centerfold (J. Geils Band)

First place: Xpanded Bandwidth (Cox Communications – they’ve won all three years)

Runner-up: TV Rejects (Congratulations C-SPAN!)

Third place: Full Mesh (Juniper Networks)