I Watched Ray LaMontagne on 'SNL'

Man, what was that? Seriously, what was that???

I'll admit that before Saturday I had never bothered to actually listen to him because, well, just look at the dude. You've heard one beard act, you've heard them all.

Also, as Chris Richards was reviewing his most recent album we were talking on G-chat and he's all, "Man, [expletive] JFDL for making me review this Ray LaMontagne album" and described it to me as "like wedding DJ fodder" and "post-American Idol romanticism," so that didn't really have me racing to familiarize myself his material.

I would have made this a "Please Explain" but Idolator beat us to it. (While ripping off one of our signature bits, of course.)

Really, though, is there anything to explain? He's a Dan Fogelberg/Kenny Loggins for the new millennium; but because of the powerful pro-beard lobby, he's got some indie cred.

But man, how did that guy get big enough to be on "SNL"? I'll take a Kanye Auto-Tune disaster over that any day of the week.

By David Malitz |  March 9, 2009; 1:50 PM ET Please Explain
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I went out for a cigarette before he hit the first chorus. Bart Simpson said it best; "I didn't think it was possible for something to both suck AND blow".

Posted by: nonsensical2001 | March 9, 2009 3:32 PM

He's borrowing heavy from Van Morrison too, but without any originality.

Posted by: outsider8 | March 10, 2009 1:06 PM

I was watching on and off and thought he was the latest incarnation of Joachim Phoenix. I was wondering why he wasn't rapping.

Posted by: mdreader01 | March 10, 2009 5:26 PM

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