After all that tranquil rural walking you've covered, it's great to see some walking on the wild side get a look in. And I was going to congratulate you on featuring this homage to transvestism and sordid sex in your "walking blog" - but I don't think this is the first time you've covered this territory, is it?I was toying with the idea of a Lou tribute, myself, but after reading little but tributes and obits since yesterday, I suspect the internet is flooded at present. We'll see. It really is a great loss. It feels weird that he's not around anymore, bitchin' and being cool...
I saw Lou Reed twice in concert over the past ten years — once in Manchester and once in Nottingham — and he was incredible.Yes, you're right, Goat, pluralism is a feature of this blog, I hope! There's a rebel heart beating in the breast of many a country walker (if that isn't getting my organs mixed up).
I'm on a Velvets bender tonight - I suspect I'm far from the only one on the planet doing that. You've got me trumped in the live Lou department. I never saw him, but did manage John Cale, and even Nico - probably nearly 30 years ago :(.
Was this was you were referring to, Goat?http://solitary-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2009/11/odd-one-out.htmlhttp://solitary-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/easter-fun-and-frolics.htmlAnd here's an account of one of the Lou Reed gigs...http://solitary-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2008/06/in-berlin-by-wallyou-were-five-foot-ten.html
Great article, Ruth, explaining Lou Reed's strong connection with the New York avant-garde and literary scene.
Great! Yes, I was thinking of these litanies of depravity - and wasn't there some dabbling in cross-dressing not so long ago?
Oh, the Grayson Perry post, you mean... Transvestites are the new establishment here in the UK.http://solitary-walker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/youve-got-to-work-at-it-bit.html
Hey, how cool is this? Lou Reed has a SPIDER named after him! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loureedia
That's very cool indeed! Rather fetching colours too.It makes you wonder what, if anything, one would like to be named after. I already have a flower (Herb Robert, or Geranium Robertianum). Perhaps I'll just settle for Peregrinus Solitarius...
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