It seems that Macaulay Culkin is taking his pizza-themed Lou Reed tribute band more seriously than we thought after storming
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.
Lou Bega of Mambo No 5 fame has been flooded with messages of sympathy from fans who thought he had died. The singer took
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.
Lou Reed's death is personally sad because he was singularly responsible for me seriously thinking about non-conventional music, and that after two decades of false starts I finally interviewed in person one of my true idols.
What other country would have a president at a tiny rock concert with no security whatsoever and the minimum fuss being made around him?
Pub conversations often lead to stupid banter, but when you inhabit Camden you get to see a lot of stupid stuff. You also get to see a lot of stupid stuff appertaining to something that once a upon a time was called 'rock and roll'.