Friday, April 18, 2008

The Daily Collegian Gets It

Nice little article about Lou Reed in the Daily Collegian:
Lou Reed is sort of an art snob. He was trained by poet Delmore Schwartz, whom most of us have never heard of, and he writes soundtracks to films about obscure Nelson Algren novels that never come to fruition. He records Top 20 hits, grows disenfranchised and releases double albums of distortion. He puts out brilliant rock operas, stylized renditions of the works of Poe and, more recently, meditation music inspired by the Hudson River. Lou Reed isn't appealing to your tastes, and that's what makes him appealing.
Couldn't have said it better myself. There's other good stuff here, so read the article. Don't worry, it's short, and while little will be new to you, it is the rare article about Reed where the writer seems to actually understand the subject.


Anonymous said...

They mention he's playing with one of the Sonic Youth guys, but don't mention that he's also got Kevin Hearn of the Barenaked Ladies playing in his band right now too. Bah.

Unknown said...

I hadn't heard about that. Pretty awesome.

Anonymous said...
In case you want verification from a source other than an anonymous commenter ;)

Bill Orcutt said...

Its nonstop with this guy-