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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Andy on Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:23 am

He often said that he wanted his recordings to have an impact on listeners similar to that of a person sitting with you in the room, talking to you. There are very few artists who have had an impact on my personlality to the same degree as he has - only Jacques Brel, in fact.
So in away, losing Lou isn't really about the death of "rock-icon" or whatever the papers are calling it to me.
It's the loss of someone whom I felt to be quite close to me, in fact.

People die. A lot of them aren't as lucky as Lou has been. But dammit, I'm going to miss this man a lot.

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:02 am

Now the commenters are talking about how Lou was never a major suck-sess with top-40 hits and big record sales because he was underground.

News to me, because I was listening to the late-night Tony Glover show, where Lou was as big as anybody.

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Andy on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:23 am

Absolutely true: Lou was neither the marginalized artist some portray him to have been, nor the deeply revered leading example all those paying him their tributes are making him look like.

There's an article in Dutch by Belgian journalist Serge Simonart that probably has it right.
Everybody despises Serge because he thinks way too much of himself - to be frank: in Belgium modesty is valued to the point where self-confidence and an outspoken opinion are enough to make you come off as blatantly arrogant.
So his infamous quote 'I call Bowie David' is sometimes changed into 'David can call me Serge'.

Anyway: he obviously is speaking about himself rather than Lou, starting with how he sneaked in backstage back in the mid-70's as a very young teenager up through all the encounters he had with a cold and cantankerous man.
None of that is new or interesting.
But his conclusion, I think, is probably spot on: Lou had grown into a member of the Rock 'n' roll bourgeois and his underground though image was just that, an image. He says something to the effect that you were more likely to meet Lou in the luxurious restaurant of the 'Hotel Georges V' in Paris than on any true 'wild side' in New York City.

Nonetheless, I do believe that Lou - for better or for worse - is an interesting and beautiful example of a person shunning all too much compromise. Brel once said ''Mieux vaut se tomper que de se taire." - "It's better to be mistaken than to remain silent" Lou seems to have lived up to that maxim in an absolutely cool way.

Last night - my local time - I didn't lose an icon or a legend or anything like that. I lost someone whom I felt was somehow intimate to me. For lack of a better term: a friend.

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  pinhedz on Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:48 am

Andy wrote:Brel once said ''Mieux vaut se tomper que de se taire." - "It's better to be mistaken than to remain silent" ... 
I take that to mean "Better to have loved and lost, than to never have loved at all." I love you 

Alternatively (on speaking rather than loving), I might have to go with Mark Twain: "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." jocolor

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Andy on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:53 am

This one goes straight to my heart

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  pinhedz on Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:49 am

The Tony Glover show came on at midnight in Minneapolis, MN. He said he had no boundaries, except that he didn't play Top-40 (no need, yes?).

Tony played Velvet Underground, but I never heard "Walk on the Wild Side" until I had resettled in NYC.

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Yakima Canutt on Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:38 pm

not exactly sure what point the Europeen is getting at, if Louis kept walking on the wild side, he would have died in his 30s or 40s instead of at 71. rockeroll undergrounding and gauntlet-tossin is for youth... the dude more than earned some nice meals in the Hotel du Rosbif Chevalier VII or whatev


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Re: Lou Reed

Post  glue moon on Wed Nov 06, 2013 1:22 am


with Lolabelle







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Re: Lou Reed

Post  glue moon on Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:31 pm



How lovely, duets of people killing each other


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Re: Lou Reed

Post  pinhedz on Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:41 am

I'm thinking of changing my name to "Glue Reed."  

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  bluebottle on Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:03 am

My friend Eccles telled me I should change my name to gluebottle. I don't know what he meaned. I think he was making a joke.

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:36 am

tween major motion pictures, advertisements, Canadian Idol, and Bono renditions, the powers that be are doin their best to ruin the Perfect Day. Tho it took all that overkill for me to realize the words are "drink Sangria in the park," you see i have a tendency to listen to lyrics as meaningless phonetic sounds, pehraps cuz of too much listening as a tweenager to doodoowop and Brine Weeno, natch




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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:38 am

user wrote:not exactly sure what point the Europeen is getting at, if Louis kept walking on the wild side, he would have died in his 30s or 40s instead of at 71.  rockeroll undergrounding and gauntlet-tossin is for youth... the dude more than earned some nice meals in the Hotel du Rosbif Chevalier VII or whatev


OMG, do you realize how boojwah you sound? pshah


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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:39 am

sorree, wot i meant 2 say wuz ... KILL WHITEY ... ... ... ...  BULGER

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  u on Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:48 pm

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:03 pm

Doktor Evil wrote:
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user wrote:not exactly sure what point the Europeen is getting at, if Louis kept walking on the wild side, he would have died in his 30s or 40s instead of at 71.  rockeroll undergrounding and gauntlet-tossin is for youth... the dude more than earned some nice meals in the Hotel du Rosbif Chevalier VII or whatev

OMG, do you realize how boojwah you sound?  pshah

No, you sound like a wise old man, with one eye, and a withered, weather face whose nose appears to be a banana.


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Re: Lou Reed

Post  woo on Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:09 pm

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Re: Lou Reed

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  Andy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:29 am

While this is nothing like me, I can't help but admit his passing away 'somehow gets me down'. Sad 

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  blue moon on Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:57 pm

This is for you Andy.
I posted Lou's 'translation' of Edgar Allen Poe's 'The Raven' in the poetry section for you as well. I think it's awesome. Lou Reed was the first live musician I ever saw, way back...


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Re: Lou Reed

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  woo on Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:50 pm

damn lazy san Francisco hippies

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  pinhedz on Mon Nov 23, 2015 1:34 pm

woo wrote:damn lazy san Francisco hippies

Wasn't Lou Reed more of the Eastern Coast persuasion?

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Re: Lou Reed

Post  woo on Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:31 pm

pinhedz wrote:
woo wrote:damn lazy san Francisco hippies

Wasn't Lou Reed more of the Eastern Coast persuasion?


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