Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Went to see the 'King of Cool' Lou Reed live at the Marquee last night. The ex-Vevet Underground man was touring his album Berlin. The elder statesman of New Yorks underground art-punk scene did not disappoint. Infact he was fuckin superb!!!! Supported by a 10 piece childrens choir, a bras section, one of the greatset drummers i have ever seen, a lead guitarist out of the Rory Gallagher school of strings and an unreal outer galactic bass player sporting a ten foot silk scarf (silk scarves can only be worn by those that have graduated to a serious level of musical genius and cool otherwise ye just look like a prick). As you can tell i loved it. I played the album before and after the gig and it is up there with Dark Side of the Moon ...Shut eye was impossible last night as i was still buzzing especially as i sneaked down to the front half way through and stayed where i was less than ten foot from Reedy...Here's a wee clip of one of his greatest tracks Satellite of Love which he did as an encore last night getting the Bassist Fernando to sing the first part...enjoy:
MEANWHILE back on earth we have €1175 to give away some more incorrect guesses on CELEBRITY SWEARJAR:
And finally NEVER mess with the GAA!!