Tag Archives: Music Monday

Music Monday: Robert Palmer

I listen to a number of different radio stations when I am driving around. Sometimes I listen to the classic rock station,  sometimes the “variety” station or the new/pop music station, the oldies or news, you get the idea. One … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Versus

I have mentioned before that I do spin classes. I have also mentioned before that I don’t particularly enjoy them. It’s not the instructor’s fault, or any problem with the studio. It really is my own disposition, along with the … 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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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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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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