Live From New York

It is a shame but seems to be true that the Saturday Night Live requires the right guest host to be good. The last truly sublime episode I can remember until last night featured Hugh Laurie of House. Last night’s episode, featuring NBC Anchor Brian Williams, was terrific. Key moment: Williams in a room explaining to many of the Democratic candidates that the media had already decided that Hillary was the nominee. Incidentally—following his bang-up interview with George Suckamuckagus this morning, it’s official: I’m a John Edwards guy.

Vibrational Match

I have a few posts ago discussed a recording artist called Marnie Stern. This is now more than a passing fancy. It is full-on obsession.

You can’t just pick up “In Advance of the Broken Arm” and listen to it and give up. You have to take it up and swish it around a little and spit it out first. After a while, it will evaporate into your head and will cause a new fold to grow into your brain. Once your cranial capacity has been adjusted adequately, you will begin to crave this, not so much like one craves a drug; more like one craves very good soup.

Go sample some at the Marnie Myspace. » File under “mythic and weird, but mind-expanding.”