Brian Wilson Gets Kennedy Center Honored By Lyle Lovett, Hootie

As far as we can tell, Brian Wilson didn’t rap during the 29th Kennedy Center Honors ceremony. Anyone? But he did get Lyle Lovett warbling through “God Only Knows.”

He looks like Gumby. Did anyone catch the broadcast of the event right after Christmas? We saw some of it. There were highlights, but it got a bit painful watching Brian often look so confused and having to sit through Art Garfunkel’s long-ass narration. Worse than both combined? The ridiculousness of who the Kennedy Center selected to rock an “I Get Around”/”California Girls” medley.

Yup, Hootie. Brian seems to dig it, at least. You want “Love And Mercy”? Here’s Libera. Creepy intro, kid. All said, a sorta shabby lineup. Like where was Robert Schneider?