revisiting the beast from 20,000 fathoms (eugène lourié, 1953)
rocco and his brothers (luchino visconti, 1960)

music friday: lou reed, 1980

We saw Lou Reed at the Old Waldorf (capacity 600) 39 years ago this week. In those days, you could buy "dinner seats" which put you right up against the stage, so there we were ... Robin said Lou's hands looked like her farmer grandfather. He was touring behind Growing Up in Public, not his best album, but coming up was The Blue Mask and the rest of his great work in the early-mid/80s. Here are two songs performed by Lou in 1980, one from Berlin (on Don Kirshner's Rock Concert!) and one the immortal "Street Hassle":