Monday, October 28, 2013


I read an old Lou Reed interview tonight, which I liked so much, where he discussed (unpretentiously, in an impressive, impassive, advanced and sophisticated) shop-talk manner, USING VERY FEW WORDS, the salient differences between some art forms.

In his description, he emphasized the basic physicality of rock & roll, which had a decisive impact on the lyrics, the music, their internal intellection/combustion engine, and their interaction with and perception by the audience.

He made the point more simply than I would, using fewer words but saying more.

The rest is silence.  Gimmie Some Good Times (please).


Lou Reed: Wild Child (Link)

Lou Reed: Gimmie Some Good Times (Link)


  1. Hi Curtis, I knew I could count on you to write something very true about Lou. Nell

    1. Thanks so much. I'm glad you liked this. Part 2 tomorrow. Blogger seems to have taken on a mind of its own and reposted this, but rather than exercising the Rod Of Correction, I might leave things alone tonight. I love the two songs posted here. It isn't "approved" to love Lou's first solo record, the one with all the great London session players doing VU leftover material, but I really love the songs and the energy and enthusiasm. I walked out (this amazes me) on every one of the Lou concerts I attended because his live performances made me extremely uncomfortable. But what a talent. What an artist. Curtis