Enthusiasts, I must admit a failing, a deep and off-putting one: TotD is an irredeemable snob. When the sad news about Bernie Worrell came across the wire this afternoon, I immediately dove into the weird murk of YouTube, hoping to find an obscure gem from the Wizard of Woo. Surely, I assumed, everyone has seen Stop Making Sense. It is, after all, the greatest concert film ever made, and perhaps the only one that rises to the level of art
But someone hasn’t. And instead of being a sarcastic turd and a Rock Nerd, I should instead reach out to these poor, benighted souls.
Watch this. And then watch the rest of the movie; it’s all on YouTube, just cut up into chunks. Trust me: there’s nothing better you could do with 90 minutes.