I found this epic version of the already epic Lou Reed tune, “Coney Island Baby” on Youtube. For those of you in a pensive mood, as I am this afternoon, it’s an intoxicating combination of loud and meditative. Enjoy.
Tiffany Wan, a person of my acquaintance, sings on this track. Electronic dance music isn’t my usual thing, mainly because the only way to get me to dance is to fire guns at my feet. (Yes, I’m a stick in the mud. I’ve come to terms with it.) But since I liked the song, I thought it would… Continue reading Summer’s End
I was six feet away from Peter Gabriel when he brought the Secret World tour to the Tacoma Dome. I’ve seen other shows, of course, but Secret World remains–and given how we treat musical memories from our 20s it’s likely to remain–my favorite concert of all time. Here are some bits recovered from Youtube, for your… Continue reading Twenty Years Ago This Week, I Had 2nd Row Seats At the Best Concert I Ever Saw
Lou, it was a perfect day, and I’m glad I spent it with you.
Best Movie Seen In Theaters: None. I hadn’t realized until just now that I haven’t been in a movie theater since I caught Skyfall with my mom and Venice last December. I know good movies have come out, and right up until the first reviews, I’d been looking forward to Man of Steel. Ah, well. Something about… Continue reading Best of the Year So Far
From Lou Reed and John Cale’s Songs For Drella, a song that imagines a scene between a young Andy Warhol and someone who can connect him to money. Connections count. Make them. (Couch and kiss optional.)
I started thinking of my dad last night, and I needed to hear this song. This is Leonard Cohen, performing it live in Poland in 1985.