Psycho-Babble Social Thread 1053234

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Lou Reed

Posted by sigismund on October 28, 2013, at 12:49:22

So he is dead then?

He came here and curated the Sydney Festival a few years ago and was received with affection and respect, at least so it felt to me. Liked riding his motor bike around Sydney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PK4DeMYtumc

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by Poet on October 28, 2013, at 14:55:04

In reply to Lou Reed, posted by sigismund on October 28, 2013, at 12:49:22

Yes, Lou Reed is dead, but may his music continue to be played: long live the Velvet Underground.

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by Partlycloudy on October 28, 2013, at 15:30:04

In reply to Lou Reed, posted by sigismund on October 28, 2013, at 12:49:22

Yes. He had a new liver installed earlier this year and that may have had something to do with his demise. Many complications with organ transplants.
RIP

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by Willful on October 28, 2013, at 17:05:43

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by Partlycloudy on October 28, 2013, at 15:30:04

What a remarkable achievement the Velvet Underground's first commercially sold album was.

Really almost a perfect album from start to finish-- whatever you think of their outlook-- beautiful, strange, tortured, driven and driving from start to finish.

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by sigismund on October 28, 2013, at 21:04:20

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by Willful on October 28, 2013, at 17:05:43

I very much liked the double live album, 1969.

I even listened to half of Metal Machine Music.

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by sigismund on October 29, 2013, at 15:42:32

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by sigismund on October 28, 2013, at 21:04:20

Did Lou have ECT to disambiguate his sexuality?

I always loved the tone of 'Kill your sons'.

Roy Harper had that (forced I think) which led to some interesting reflections in his music.

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by sigismund on October 29, 2013, at 15:55:29

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by sigismund on October 29, 2013, at 15:42:32

The tone is to die for.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvECLtFwNmM

 

Re: Lou Reed

Posted by GavinoFelix on October 30, 2013, at 21:27:54

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by sigismund on October 29, 2013, at 15:55:29

Yes, Sigismund, he did have ECT as a corrective measure in his early adolescence.

His death has hit me pretty hard. His work w/ the Velvets is what got me through high school. His solo work - specifically his work in the 80's where he is brutally honest about living life without alcohol - has got me through my 20's and sobriety (thus far).

For comical relief, I always listen to "Take No Prisoners". It's Lou live in 78' at his absolute worst. Just complete meltdown and toying with/talking to the crowd.

Even at his worst no one could come close to him, "You give me an issue, I'll give you a tissue. And you can wipe your *ss with it." Mind you, this double lp live album was recorded over a week of concerts.

 

Re: double double quotes GavinoFelix

Posted by Dr. Bob on November 2, 2013, at 0:53:32

In reply to Re: Lou Reed, posted by GavinoFelix on October 30, 2013, at 21:27:54

> For comical relief, I always listen to "Take No Prisoners". It's Lou live in 78' at his absolute worst. Just complete meltdown and toying with/talking to the crowd.

I'd just like to plug the double double quotes feature at this site:

http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/faq.html#amazon

The first time anyone refers to a book, a movie, or music without using this option, I post this to try to make sure he or she is at least aware of it.

Bob


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