Garland Jeffreys, one of America's most underrated singer-songwriters, celebrated his 71st birthday on 29 June. A critics' favourite with a solid catalogue of recording work that's perhaps more appreciated in Europe, Jeffreys is on a roll, having recorded two albums in three years, the latest being Truth Serum, among his best, and hitting the stage with more regularity these days.
"Still are thy pleasant voices, thy nightingales, awake; For Death, he taketh all away, but them he cannot take." ~ Heraclitus
It seems that Macaulay Culkin is taking his pizza-themed Lou Reed tribute band more seriously than we thought after storming
Six months after Lou Reed's passing, the inevitable musical tributes still pour in. In New York, there had been a bunch of concerts, and now the first recorded releases are available, including Joseph Arthur's simply put, Lou (Vanguard), which he performed in its entirety at Manhattan's City Winery, along with another dozen or so of his own songs.
Lou Reed died on Sunday morning "looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands
In 2007, I staged an exhibition commemorating the 40th anniversary of the publication of the Velvet Underground and Nico album. It took place at a very snazzy and upscale upper east side antiquarian book gallery. It was an amazing night. Lou was there, and Maureen Tucker, and Doug Yule, and Sterling Morrison's wife Martha.
Can you spot the presumably-not-deliberate mistake? Yes, nothing says 'RIP Lou Reed' like a picture of Iggy Pop. If you want
Lou Bega of Mambo No 5 fame has been flooded with messages of sympathy from fans who thought he had died. The singer took
Hats off to Newsnight for a their tribute to Lou Reed who died yesterday, aged 71. His friend Rufus Wainwright was interviewed
When I was a teenager the only Lou Reed song I heard on the radio was Walk on the Wild Side. Even pirate stations, which I would listen to in the early hours of the morning, only seemed to play that song - which is odd when you consider the fact that not all Lou Reed songs mention blow jobs and amphetamine abuse.