Lou Reed & Velvet Underground Mural in Brooklyn

Posted by The G on January 22, 2014 under Street Art | Read the First Comment

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Lou Reed Mural

Lou Reed Mural

I saw this mural in Brooklyn recently.  These two ladies are fans of the late Lou Reed as the woman on the left is wearing a “Transformer” T-shirt (and on her fingers, the words “Wild Side” for “Walk on the Wild Side” are tattooed).  The lady on the right is a Velvet Underground fan and she is wearing the iconic Andy Warhol image that is also the cover of The VU’s first album with Nico.  If you know the artist of this cool mural, please let us know in the comments section.

RIP, Lou Reed

Posted by The G on October 27, 2013 under Celebrities | Read the First Comment

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Lou Reed and Moby on stage in 2007

Lou Reed and Moby on stage in 2007

Horrible news in the music world.  Rock god Lou Reed has died at age 71.  I’m a huge Velvet Underground fan as well as also having loved Lou’s solo career, so I am not doing so well as I write this.  Lou opened the door for all musicians to come after him by being one of the first art rockers.  Songs like “Heroin” and “Walk on the Wild Side” took you on the trip without getting your hands dirty and songs like “Perfect Day” and “Sunday Morning” are amongst the prettiest tracks ever recorded.  I saw Lou Reed out and about in New York many times and for the two good experiences I had with him, I had probably 5 times as many bad ones.  But that was Lou Reed and I will miss seeing him.  I wish peace and blessings to his partner Laurie Anderson at this difficult time.  Happy trails, Lou.  Thanks for a lifetime of amazing music.  Rest in peace!

Lou Reed – Graffiti Artist?

Posted by The G on June 28, 2011 under Street Art | Be the First to Comment

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Lou Reed

Lou Reed

Someone has been taking a walk on the wild side and tagging a bunch of things in Manhattan with the moniker Lou Reed.  I am going out on a limb and saying it’s not the same Lou Reed that sang “Venus in Furs.”  If it turns out that it is the same Lou Reed, that will be pretty frickin’ cool.

Also, if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that someone also wrote Tara Reid on the door.

Did you read that right?

 

Mr. Brainwash – Icons (Part 4)

Posted by The G on February 17, 2010 under Artsy Fartsy | 2 Comments to Read

Photos by G.  Art by Mr. Brainwash.

If you missed the first 3 installments of the Icons series, click here and catch up.  We’ll wait.

As a final reminder, all of the art you are about to see was made with pieces of broken vinyl records.

The Beatles - Icons by Mr. Brainwash

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Lou Reed, The Edge and Laurie Anderson Live at Carnegie Hall

Posted by The G on October 7, 2009 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Lou Reed and The Edge live at Carnegie Hall

Lou Reed and The Edge live at Carnegie Hall

On October 4, 2009 at Gavin Friday’s AIDS benefit concert at Carnegie Hall in New York, we were treated to a special performance by The Edge of U2, Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground and performance artist Laurie Anderson!  Before the show, I was standing next to Lou Reed on the street and he completely ignored me, which was a disappointment, but old man grumpus more than made up for it when he rocked the stage.  Oddly enough, the Velvet Underground classic “Sweet Jane” was performed, but Mr. Reed didn’t sing a note.

See more photos of Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson after the jump.

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