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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Woody Allen ... Best to Worst...
« on: October 18, 2019, 11:51:52 AM »
Annie Hall
Crimes and Misdemeanors
Deconstructing Harry

there are many I haven't seen though

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: LOU REED -- Worst to Best albums
« on: October 18, 2019, 11:33:18 AM »
much more enjoyable than the Bockris bio is
the book on Transformer in the 33-1/3 series
https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/lou-reeds-transformer-9781501323065/

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: LOU REED -- Worst to Best albums
« on: October 18, 2019, 11:32:25 AM »
moving this over here since it is not about drummers

I've read Edie maybe 50 times over the course of my life since I was a kid.. one of my favorite books of all time..

Love that 74 performance

havent read the bio.. you recommend?

I would say it's valuable because it's old enough of a book to have captured many of the folks that were there at the time.

My impression right after finishing it -
Transformer by Victor Bockris
The first three-quarters is pretty bitchy, psychoanalyzing and calling Lou Reed every name in the book, while giving plenty of detail but also some clearly guessed-at stuff from his earliest days to about 1980. Billy Name, Gerard Malanga, lots on John Cale, what you would expect; the author doesn't manage to track down Reed's girlfriend Rachel to get any quotes about their time together, which Lou later basically disavowed. The copy I read was the revised edition, so the final quarter is almost the opposite, all about how the VU is so revered and all the money Lou made around the time of the New York album onwards. No chance I will seek out an early edition without the added revisions. Bockris has written a lot about the Velvets so I guess this is 'essential' but I rarely read about rock history so not sure how this compares with others. It's over 400pp! B-


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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: U2... Worst to best
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:38:44 AM »
I wouldn't say it holds up massively well but the 'Under a Blood Red Sky' EP was a big deal for me when it was released

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Drummers I should I care about
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:36:17 AM »
I've been in a big Lou Reed/VU phase lately.. I usually go through one every decade or so..

Did you read the Lou Bockris bio of him?
Have you read "Edie" by Jean Stein?
What do you think of the Paris 1974 performance I posted here?
Lou is top-5 all time for me

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Drummers I should I care about
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:41:33 AM »
I foolishly left Maureen Tucker out of my first post

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Museum of the OVERRATED
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:57:06 PM »
DeNiro certainly has had a massive drop-off in quality

Millions of people enjoy Phish somehow

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Drummers I should I care about
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:45:10 PM »
yes he is the drums/percussion on all their albums

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Drummers I should I care about
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:39:39 PM »
Jaki is from the band Can

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: LOU REED -- Worst to Best albums
« on: October 16, 2019, 01:39:11 PM »
Blonde Lou is the best Lou

Here is an hour live in Paris from the Sally Can't Dance tour (the video is mislabeled)

This video is probably the music I have listened to the most in the last five years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dF8oifgZ6E

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: Drummers I should I care about
« on: October 14, 2019, 03:18:02 PM »
any Jaki Liebezeit fans here?

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FILM/TV/MUSIC/Art etc... / Re: What you READING?
« on: October 14, 2019, 03:16:47 PM »
Re: Convenience Store Woman, I read this earlier and the year and wrote:
This novel(la?) seems to be about an autistic or asperger's spectrum character but that is never mentioned or hinted at. She's just seen as abnormal and her family and coworkers and friends say a bunch of really basic things to her about not fitting in. She's good at clerking in the store. She takes in another misfit, who refuses to work any job at all and this is not good for her situation but she's pretty indifferent to everything. I liked the plain writing and thought it suited the story and main char. B.

Just finished Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney and thought it was good.

Recently read All the Names They Used for God, stories by Anjali Sachdeva and would recommend it.

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