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Namoura -- or abdel halim and lou reed in beirut

What is the soundtrack of a city?  In Beirut, it’s probably the clanging and drilling of construction workers eternally raising up new high rises.  It’s a kind of music that starts early in the morning and doesn’t let up all day.  1,066 more words

Lebanese Recipes

THE MODERN LOVERS: SUBLIME HOSPITAL INTERVENTIONS

The Modern Lovers:

I believe there are few bands or musicians that are able to combine the sublime, and the confusing crossroads of sincerity and facetiousness all the while captivating your ears and eyes with a Fellini sensibility and intrigue.   178 more words

Art

Vinyl Rip of The Day: La Monte Young - 2LP - RIP 006

This was originally released in an edition of 300 by RRR Records, in 1992. It features recordings with John Cale and Angus MacLise, pre-Velvet Underground, as well as other luminaries such as Tony Conrad, David Rosenboom, Jon Hassell, Lee Konitz, and, of course, Young’s wife Marian Zazeela. 188 more words

Music

Happy birthday, Lou

The Velvet Underground are the greatest American Rock band of all time. That is all.



Both of these demo versions are absolutely stunning. It’s always a thrill for me to listen to Lou morph his music and lyrics. 70 more words

Music

My favourite covers by Welsh bands

Bethan Elfyn recently dedicated the St David’s Day weekend episode of her Radio Wales show to covers by Welsh bands. Via Twitter she invited her followers to help with the show’s research and I suggested the following. 685 more words

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND-THE VELVET UNDERGROUND.

Following disagreements about The Velvet Underground’s future musical direction, John Cale left the group. This was almost inevitable.  For some time, John Cale and Lou Reed views about The Velvet Underground’s future differed. 2,068 more words

Rock