Thursday, September 04, 2008

I Dunno About This One

I'm not a reflexive basher of Stuff White People Like, but I don't know about this latest entry, "Appearing to Enjoy Classical Music." Not that some of it isn't accurate, it's just that, as a commenter pointed out, appearing to enjoy jazz is probably more common among the people that SWPL is about. You find a lot more yuppies at jazz festivals than classical concerts, which skew old.

But okay, Philip Glass is the ultimate SWPL composer in any genre (beating out Stephen Sondheim because he has some reach beyond the SWPL community):

The first, of course, is Philip Glass. Not only does he have one of the best last names a white person can have, but he writes music used in smart documentaries. Thus combining multiple white passions into a single artist.

1 comment:

Rob G. said...

Stuff White People Like: A Love Supreme, Kind of Blue & Blue Trane.