October 5, 2010

Guilty Pleasures: Kanye West on SNL

First off, I'll have you know that I do not like rap. Not. One. Bit. Secondly, I must say that I cannot stand Kanye West's arrogance. Not. One. Bit. It bugs me so much that I usually refuse to even look at him, much less listen to any of his music. So the fact that I actually enjoyed watching his performance last Saturday night, on SNL, has me completely baffled.

Particularly his second act of the evening, 'Runaway', had that "something" special about it. I'd almost dare to describe it as "beautifully artistic, with an edge". And whether the lyrics are heartfelt, or not, the song does convey a certain amount of humility (which is quite a foreign concept to Mr. West). I guess that's why it grabbed my attention and didn't let go. I mean, as he sings he basically admits to having been a jerk, an a**hole, a douche bag, etc. which is, after all, pretty satisfying.

But all pettiness aside, I enjoyed the spectacle of it. I liked the song; it was pretty great, even with the rap. The ballerinas were awesome. It all looked beautiful flooded in that bright white light. And dare I admit it... I actually thought Kanye was fricking fantastic!

Take a look for yourself, and enjoy the show!


  1. Dear husband, I love you with all my heart, but I will NOT watch it. I will absolutely not watch stupid Kanye, who I can't believe you actually called "fricking fantastic." I refuse to watch it. Well, maybe I'll watch it once.

  2. P.S.- I love the new Pop Circus banner! What's better than a clown in a wheelbarrow? (sp?)

  3. I'll have to work up to watching it. was this last weekend's SNL? My DVR refused to even RECORD it, because Kanye is such a dick.(But between you, me and the lampost, I think his older "Stronger" song is kinda dope).
    And yes, this new banner is excellent! I like the wheelbarrow man's plaid trousers. I know they're wheeling him away to murder him, but his outfit is nice.

  4. Kanye is like Sondheim, but obsessed with Gucci.


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