Before the manorexia and even before dating Jennifer Love Hewitt, the most intriguing thing about Carson Daly was that he was just some dude that really liked to golf and spent a lot of time caddying for people like O.J. Simpson. Then at some point in the very late '90s he suddenly became the chosen-one to moderate the very important through-the-window exchanges between the Backstreet Boys and N*SYNC and THE FANS. In his current state, the closest Daly got to vibing with Diplo during their off-the-couch chat was when he tried to connect to a time before either of them had to spend any time in Vegas professionally, asking Wes about Florida, the center of the Florida-Alabama-Mississippi womb where all his magic was nourished and where his dad's bait shop still is. Now Diplo's been traveling the world for more than a decade helping people make their music sound weirder. We suspect Carson is actually familiar with Diplo's canon and twitter feed, but his line of questioning was unfortunately "Paper Planes"-centric. He asked Diplo if getting a Grammy nom for that song was "gratifying," and Wes reminded viewers that in a world united by one-YouTube everywhere, the existence of those awards is low-relevant and surprising, that to be an exciting and innovative musician "you don't have to have a 32 channel board and have millions of dollars to make records and go to the Grammys." The Last Call editors did a great job with the non verbal interludes of Diplo body-talking. Thanks to Mad Decent for tracking down and posting the clip from last Thursday night's broadcast. We had an intern who's better at deep-googling than us search for it on Friday morning, they came back with nothing. Here's the full interview. Brand new pic of Wes with Catchdubs (who's wearing a shirt that says "Sam Hockley Smith") after the jump!
February 14, 2011