I had forgotten about it but the tv was left on in the other room and I heard it come on. It was almost strange watching them on live tv, but it was a pleasure seeing them.
And I wasn't paying close enough attention to Damon in particular to notice it, but it is cute how he gets nervous on american tv. He has no reason to be but he does.
About the song choice I wonder if they thought with the goofy nature of Jimmy Fallon's if it would be a better fit. Or maybe whatever hangups Damon has about american tv also causes him to have a misperception about what american musical taste is. Maybe they think what americans want is dumb simple and catchy and they thought Ong Ong was closest to that. I think the problem though is that with the large volume of people who will see the show, the point isn't really to make everyone happy, it's to make people who are already sympathetic towards what you made aware of it. It's the same as with politics. Their goal isn't to say things that the opposite party likes, because those people will never vote for them no matter what they say. Their goal is to get people who are already predisposed to liking them to get them excited and aware enough to go out and vote/buy the record. I don't think Ong Ong is the song that reveals to listeners that they are in fact big fans of blur. It'd definitely be a great question to ask the band because it's not an obvious selection and they must have had specific reasons for picking it.
But I don't have any expectations about their sales either here or the UK, and *I* enjoyed it, so I'm happy.
Another thing to note, and I don't know if it's true in this case, but a lot of the time when bands play those late night shows they do a song or two that's broadcast, but they also perform a short set in addition to that for the audience afterwards.