So, the title of this post is two-fold, a double entendre, if you will. First, I have completed the first drafts of the video job. The copy, the VO, the splicing, it’s all done. Now, I just have to have the client sign off on them, which I’m waiting for him to do tomorrow. If there are changes needed, then I’ll make those and if not, then I will put it together and have it ready for next week. Right as rain, that.
The other thing is I listened, again, to the Velvet Underground + Nico album. This time it was because of “procedure.” Because I play something that was released today, or I play something from someone whose birthday or deathday is on this day.
None of the releases for today did I have in the collection. No one’s birthday was today that I could find that mattered. Today was, however, the anniversary of Andy Warhol’s death. So, since that was my only recourse, I played it. I took one for the team.
I hate that album. I must say that today I found it more tolerable than usual, but I still didn’t enjoy it. I told someone that it is the auditory equivalent of eating cow dung for breakfast. Oddly enough, I really like Lou Reed solo. And, I don’t mind two of the Nico songs on the album.
But, overall it’s just a wreck of sound. I don’t like “raw.” I don’t like the lo-fi production value. I think it sounds like they were just goofing off, although I know they weren’t. I don’t like the off-key talk/singing that Lou Reed does in this. I don’t like the “artistic” side of it. But, I do like how the songs are written.
I think it’s kind of like Bob Dylan. Great songs but man I like hearing others doing them. I have some folks say that it’s one of the “finest” albums ever recorded and to that, I say it’s absolute bullshite. You can be all hipster and claim to like it all you want, but it’s pure crap, at least in this album form. There, I said it.
And I’ll end up with at least two more VU albums because they’re on that darned list and I want all that I can get from it. I was asked why I do that and my answer was because I am a collector. Some disagree with me, but I don’t care. I do what I want. That’s how I roll. The BCPF likes it but she likes a lot of stuff that I don’t necessarily like to listen to. That’s okay. I have it here for her. Yeah… that’s it.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Hey, white boy, what you doin’ uptown? Hey, white boy, you chasin’ our women around? Oh pardon me, sir, it’s the furthest from my mind. I’m just lookin’ for a dear, dear friend of mine. I’m waiting for my man.” – “Waiting For My Man” (Reed)