Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
"...“It’s going to be New York meets Austin,” says Richard Barone. He’s talking about the South by Southwest tribute to Lou Reed, Friday, Mar..."
"...In the wake of Lou Reed’s death last October at age 71, Thursday’s Bill Bentley-moderated panel offered a wide range of unique perspectives on a great American musical life...."
"...I fell in love with Lou Reed 20 years before ever meeting him...."
"...When the needle hit vinyl, what emerged was an audio postcard from New York City, dark and dangerous, with droning guitars, inescapable feedback, and vocals that came from somewhere beyond the rainbow, especially the singer Lou Reed. It felt as much like a bohemian poetry reading set to jungle drums and switchblade guitars, all egged to the edge by an electric viola..."
"...Directed by: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Produced as part of the American Masters series on PBS, this documentary about musician Lou Reed probes behind the iconography and myth to discover the seminal artist at the rock & roll heart of it all..."
"...BP Fallon’s fey voice and mannerisms didn’t gel with the Strypes’ raunchy assault on “Vicious,” one of Reed’s ugliest putdowns. Louise Goffin sang “Perfect Day” prettily, but with a detachment that indicated she’d never heard it before she learned the words...."
"...Lou Reed should need no introduction...."
"..."American Masters" producer Karen Bernstein thinks the sweetest moment in the adventure that was the making of Lou Reed: Rock & Roll Heart (1996) was not when the film unexpectedly snagged a Grammy for Best Long Form Video. It was when she and director Timothy Greenfield-Sanders called Lou Reed from backstage with the news, and he -- the leather and dark-shaded über-outsider, the bard of the seamy New York wild side who, for three decades, had been throwing lyrical rocks and rhythms at the establishment -- broke down when told that the enemy had just tossed him this big bouquet...."
"...Directed by: Wayne Wang and Paul Auster. Starring: Harvey Keitel, Lou Reed, Michael J..."
"...Sorry for the late notice but we just noticed that PBS has interrupted its normal scheduling to re-air the fine American Masters documentary from 1998, Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart. We figured this gives us cause to rerun our review of the film from the 1998 South by Southwest Film Festival..."
"...Starring: Jimmy Tingle, Rev. Donald Wildmon, Jesse Helms, Alphonse D'Amato, Andres Serrano, Luther Campbell and Lou Reed..."
"...Hawaiians tie the knot and get lei'd, Sandra Day O'Connor gives us some marriage justice, and Lou Reed leaves this world, as your AggreGAYtor vows not to publish stories about stupid racist Halloween costumes, on condition......"
"...The cast is phenomenally talented and, fittingly, full of beautiful creatures; the sisters in particular are provocatively expressive with the simplest of gestures. The magnificence of the film's pieces does not quite add up to a satisfying whole -- and I suspect that's the fault of the too-broad narrative and a third-act tendency toward forced artsiness -- but in capturing the mood of a midday rainstorm, or a long, cat-like stretch to the mournful rumbling of Lou Reed, or, my god, those colors ....."
"...There came a point when Jeff Feuerzeig became so fed up with the lack of attention his favorite band -- Half Japanese -- was getting that he decided to do something to remedy the situation: he made a documentary about them. While the music of the band is admittedly not for everyone (Lou Reed, for one, according to the band), Feuerzeig's film is a thorough, passionate affair that chronicles the brothers Jad and David Fair from their earliest warblings to their current underground status as the best band in the world..."
"...(It's as though Travis Bickle's scum-drenched streets have now become literal.) An unshakable image is the way in which LeTour writes his thoughts compulsively in a hardback notebook and upon reaching the last line on the last page, tosses the used-up journal in the trash, walks across the room to grab a new, empty notebook from a stack and continues his aimless writing. For me, Light Sleeper comes the closest to capturing on film the ethos of Lou Reed's musical opus “Street Hassle,” one of the most eloquent urban visions of our time..."
"...After Lou Reed’s death, the number of people sharing stories of his friendship or recalling a random meeting with him was astounding. The only time I remember something similar happening was after the passing of Doug Sahm...."
"...In the midst of all this kitschy horror, a real one came in the passing of the amazing Lou Reed. In high school I stole the first two Velvet Underground albums from Best Buy..."
"... No account of Austin's musical history would be complete without a chapter on Holmes Sterling Morrison. As a co-founder of the Velvet Underground, Morrison is securely in the pantheon of rock greats, even if he is remembered behind bandmates Cale, Lou Reed, and Maureen Tucker..."
"...The Cartier Foundation approached Sylvia Reed with the idea of a reunion of the Velvets, inviting Lou and me to play at the opening of its Andy Warhol Exposition outside Paris on 15 June 1990. Many problems remained in that scenario..."