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Rex Sorgatz

Trying really fucking hard to not be part of the problem.

jan 18
2010

Andy Warhol on MTV

I kept hearing that Andy Warhol had a show on MTV in the late '80s called Andy Warhol's 15 Minutes, but I've never been able to find it (promo). Much younger versions of Jerry Hall, Grace Jones, Marc Jacobs, Judd Nelson, Courtney Love, and William Burroughs were supposedly on it. I finally found a site that has videos of three of the episodes, including interactions with John Waters, Simon Le Bon, Bo Didley, Frank Zappa, Kevin Dillon, Debbie Harry, Paulina Porizkova, and Pee-wee Herman. It's the most random collection of stuff that you've ever seen, and it's difficult to imagine it on MTV. (There's also something about this that reminds me of "the old internet," where not everything existed at a finger's touch, and you had to search FTP sites to find this kind of esoterica. Now if I could just find those NYC cable access shows he used to do.)

6 comments

thanks for this great info. search for a while too :)

posted by Martin at 5:01 AM on January 18, 2010

you can see them at the warhol museum in philly.... train ride!

posted by duffy at 8:19 AM on January 18, 2010

There was another show they paired AW15M up with called BUZZ that was great as well. Interviews w/Burroughs, Rollins, Byrne, etc.

posted by Shawn D at 10:47 AM on January 18, 2010

You can watch them all without downloading them on Megavideo:
http://www.megavideo.com/?d=KHU3OG13
http://www.megavideo.com/?d=V5IZWHZ8
http://www.megavideo.com/?d=KPF8RBT0
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8U2BO7NG

posted by Andy Baio at 1:37 PM on January 18, 2010

"The old internet" - Ah, the days of scouring irc and FTPs... Remember ratio FTP sites? Trying to upload things to gain enough credit to download something, then getting disconnected and losing all of your credit... All the frustration involved made the acquisition of the content in question seem that much more satisfying.

posted by John at 6:02 PM on January 28, 2010

Duffy is right, you can see them at the Warhol museum
Regards
Dan

posted by Dan at 3:17 AM on February 14, 2010




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