Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Phillip Glass on SNL


An odd piece of cultural history, which gets much odder at 2:38.

I'm not sure what strikes me more: that SNL was once so committed to NY hipster culture that they had Phillip Glass as their musical guest, the sight of George Wendt introducing Phillip Glass on SNL (thus creating an 80s-TV hat trick), or that, when paired with the video, Phillip Glass actually does seem to have nailed the feeling of television culture better than anyone since.

And I don't even much *like* Phillip Glass!