Post Number: 1
Joined: Oct. 2006
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 4:03 pm
Lou Reed, one of the founding members of The Velvet Underground and a god father of punk rock has joined the great garage band in the sky. -------------- To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Post Number: 2
Joined: Feb. 2005
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 5:00 pm
Hi Tomas, Thanks for that. How about Perfect Day ? and why not Walk On The Wild Side ? (I was in London in those days...)
Post Number: 3
Joined: Jun. 2004
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 5:24 pm
Post Number: 4
trail? I don't need no stinkin trail!
Joined: Aug. 2004
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 6:24 pm
Post Number: 5
Joined: May 2007
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 7:03 pm
I just heard from my brother. I am fighting back tears. This blows! RIP -------------- Nature bats last!
Post Number: 6
Joined: Sep. 2011
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 8:35 pm
For those of you who didn't know, he was married to Laurie Anderson, she of Big Science, United States Parts I - IV, etc.
Post Number: 7
Joined: Jul. 2012
Posted on: Oct. 27 2013, 8:56 pm
Sad. Condolences to Laurie and his other family and friends. Truly a great innovator and an icon of American music and culture. Rest in peace.
Post Number: 8
Post Number: 9
Hen Wallow Falls
Joined: Apr. 2006
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 10:50 am
That was the first thing that I saw after getting home this morning. Sad news indeed.
Post Number: 10
Joined: Jun. 2004
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 11:50 am
(tomas @ Oct. 28 2013, 9:24 am)
(Franco @ Oct. 27 2013, 5:00 pm)
Thanks for that. How about Perfect Day ? and why not Walk On The Wild Side ? (I was in London in those days...)
I just went with a song commonly associated with the man.
I thought it was a good choice. It shows how much he could combine a few simple ingredients to create something memorable. He had some minimalist tendencies, although I wouldn't stick him with label.
Post Number: 11
Joined: Aug. 2006
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 1:53 pm
This song had me dancing around the kitchen yesterday. I lack Lou Reed's level of cool. Everyone lacks Lou Reed's level of cool. -------------- We must move forward not backward. Upward, not forward. And always be twirling, twirling, twirling toward freedom.
Post Number: 12
Joined: Jan. 2009
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 4:23 pm
Lou Reed: "My week trumps your year." (Speaking of the effects of shooting speed.) -------------- Reach out your hand, if your cup be empty If your cup is full, may it be again Journal and links to refugees, backpacking, travel in Asia, photos, honky-tonk angels, other beautiful things...
Post Number: 13
Joined: Feb. 2006
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 9:00 pm
Among the several tributes & post-mortems on Lou Reed I've read since yesterday, the one linked below says it best IMO: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9892086/remembering-lou-reed -------------- We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children. -- Native American proverb
Post Number: 14
Joined: Feb. 2005
Posted on: Oct. 28 2013, 10:01 pm
Sweet Jane is a great song, no problem there... I was into a nostalgic trip. I had both " Lou Reed" and "Transformer" one on LP the other on cassette (!). Both probably bought second hand in Soho(next to Piccadilly Circus, London); that was just down the road from where I lived. Later I moved to a place close to Portobello Rd where Virgin Record had a store (their second)selling SH albums and cassettes with a recording studio at the back(down a lane) Loads of free concerts at the time in London, we used to religiously buy Melody Maker every week. Here is one that I don't remember but most likely had read :
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Post Number: 16
Resident Eco-Freak Bootlicker
Joined: Jun. 2004
Posted on: Oct. 29 2013, 9:26 am
RIP black angel. This also ties to the "lyrics" thread: The myriad choices of his fate Set themselves out upon a plate For him to choose What had he to lose Not a ghost bloodied country All covered with sleep Where the black angel did weep Not an old city street in the east Gone to choose And wandering's brother Walked on through the night With his hair in his face On a long splintered cut from the knife of G.T. The rally man's patter ran on through the dawn Until we said so long To his skull-shrill yell Shining brightly red-rimmed and Red-lined with the time Infused with the choice of the mind On ice skates scraping chunks From the bells Cut mouth bleeding razor's Forgetting the pain Antiseptic remains cool goodbye So you fly To the cozy brown snow of the east Gone to choose, choose again Sacrificials remains make it hard to forget Where you come from The stools of your eyes Serve to realize fame, choose again And Roberman's refrain of the sacrilege recluse For the loss of a horse Went the bowels and a tail of a rat Come again, choose to go And if Epiphany's terror reduced you to shame Have your head bobbed and weaved Choose a side to be on If the stone glances off Split didactics in two Leave the colors of the mouse Don't scream, try between If you choose, if you choose, try to lose For the loss of remain come and start Start the game Choose to choose Choose to lose Choose to go -------------- When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu
Post Number: 17
Joined: Oct. 2013
Posted on: Oct. 29 2013, 11:56 pm
Rock and Roll Animal...Probably a top three guitar album of all time.... New York so appropriate in its time,,, The Velvet Underground who knew they would be so influential at the time. Lou Reed a master storyteller. will be missed