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Lulu (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 25)

This was the album I wasn’t looking forward to. When I decided to examine Lou Reed’s solo career this year Lulu was the album I was looking forward to the least. I am not a fan of Metallica. Lulu is … Continue reading

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Hudson River Meditations (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 24)

There isn’t much to say about this album. It has four “songs” and the first two are approximately 30 minutes each. Lou Reed created these pieces to help in his meditation. So yes, this is mostly ambient music, a real … Continue reading

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The Raven (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 23)

I got to see Lou Reed live in 2002, at the annual Bumbershoot festival. He was touring behind his previous album, Ecstasy, but also previewing his currently in-progress work, based on the poems of Edgar Allan Poe. I thought this … Continue reading

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Ecstasy (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 22)

With this album that comes four years after Set The Twilight Reeling, an album about Lou Reed’s newfound adulthood love that made him feel like a child again, we get a return to the two guitars, bass and drum formatĀ  … Continue reading

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Set The Twilight Reeling (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 21)

“Egg Cream” opens up Lou Reed’s 1996 album Set The Twilight Reeling and is essentially an ode to a childhood treat. That is what sets the tone for his first album in four years. Another song later on “HookyWooky” is … Continue reading

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Magic And Loss (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 20)

Coming on the heels of the artistic statement of New York, the follow-up collaboration with John Cale and events in his personal life, Magic And Loss captures Lou Reed at a point in his life where there are equal parts, … Continue reading

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Songs For Drella (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year part 19)

“What is something you are suited to?” “Getting out of here!” The opening number in Songs For Drella sets up the origins of Andy Warhol, the subject of the first collaboration between former Velvet Underground bandmates Lou Reed and John … Continue reading

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New York (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 18)

This is probably my favorite Lou Reed album. I remember when it came out, and I was already a little familiar with his work, having a cassette of his “hits” and hearing his music on the radio – I was … Continue reading

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Mistrial (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 17)

Lou Reed seems a bit upset in the opening and title track for his 1986 album Mistrial. It almost seems a reaction to the mediocre reception his albums have been getting. he has his two guitars, bass and drums formula … Continue reading

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2018 Folklife Cultural Focus

Did you know the annual Folklife Festival has a “cultural focus” each year? In 2014 the focus was India, 2006 Arab communities, and 2004 the Horn of Africa. Each year apparently has a different focus be it regional or cultural, … Continue reading

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