Friday, July 04, 2008

The art that you like is probably bad

Jesse Helms - a man who tried to take federal funding away from 'bad' art - has died at the age of 86. His only positive contribution to art was inspiring this song by Loudon Wainwright - here filmed during a live 1986 appearance on NBC, given a slightly Max Headroomy feel by the camera-pointed-at-TV recording method. There's also some bonus Philip Glass.


Peter S. said...

MAN do I miss that show. The Pixies doing "Tame" at full scream, Pere Ubu on the same episode as this clip...they missed sometimes, but they still had some fantastic guests. ANd it's all gone without a ripple.

Olive said...

Rather amused by the fact that the odious twat Helms died on the same day as Bozo the Clown...

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