Wednesday, May 18, 2005

You Say That Like It's a Bad Thing

Highlights from the Scotsman's review of Lou Reed's spoken-word performance:

"..the prelude to Reed’s performance at the forthcoming Burns Festival was nothing short of smug, egotistical self-indulgence."

"You had to admire his audacity."

"Soberly dressed, Reed made a gauche, somewhat muted entrance to the Reid Hall. He staggered to the podium, and any acknowledgement of the audience was purely minimal."

"The themes - change, memories, guilt - featured heavily, yet he seemed continually uninterested."

"Curious, but...hardly gripping."

All this adds up to, of course, Advanced.

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