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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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New Sensations (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 16)

Opening with “I Love You Suzanne” the album New Sansations is one of Lou Reed’s more underrated offerings. A very upbeat number sets the tone for what is probably one of the most uncharacteristic albums in Lou Reed’s catalog. “I … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 11-10-17

Just a few shots this time around, but I promise they are worth it. First up we have Xavier in one of the last soccer games of the season. He did really well and has some natural athletic ability. Not … Continue reading

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Legendary Hearts (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 15)

There are a lot of shorter songs on Legendary Hearts. Of the eleven songs, only one clocks in at over 6 minutes, with four under 3 minutes and six between 3 and 4 minutes in length. Did returning to his … Continue reading

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The Blue Mask (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 14)

The Blue Mask was released in 1982, and opens with “My House” a typical Lou Reed story song told in the first person. It is difficult to tell just how autobiographical this song is, but by name checking his then-wife … Continue reading

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Growing Up In Public (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 13)

Musically this album starts out… upbeat? What is this? Growing Up In Public was Lou Reed’s album written, recorded and released at the dawn of the Reagan era. 1980 saw a cultural shift, and Lou Reed was shifting as well. … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Ladies Of The 80s

This morning’s spin class was a themed ride, and I was going to be going regardless, but this certainly seemed like a fun theme that I was looking forward to. The set list started out with The Pointer Sisters “I’m … Continue reading

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The Bells (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 12)

After the success of Street Hassle, Lou Reed went back to the studio and found himself in a collaborative mood. The opening number “Stupid Man” was co-written with Nils Lofgren, who would a few years later join the E Street … Continue reading

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Live: Take No Prisoners (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 11)

The concert kicks off with a strong rendition of “Sweet Jane” originally performed by Reed’s previous outfit The Velvet underground before he embarked on his solo career. What makes this version interesting to hear is how it varies in its … Continue reading

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