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[10 Apr 2005|10:55am]

Did anyone here see the Velvets when they reunited in 1993?
2 foggy notions| Candy Says

Music poll: Final tally [26 May 2004|06:58am]

[ mood | awake ]

The Beatles: 51
New Order: 40

A lot closer than I'd expected.

I voted for New Order, and someone told me "You realize you're going to have to justify it."

Well, borrowing a page from simones' response: The Beatles are my musical comfort food, no doubt. I first grew to love their music as a teenager, and it never loses its charm.

However. I've already heard and thoroughly digested most of the Beatles canon. Rarely do I learn anything new from listening -- it's nostalgia.

I always find something new listening to New Order. Either I notice some beat or riff or background rhythm I hadn't noticed before, or the infuriatingly vague lyrics speak to me in some new fashion.

Additionally, while New Order's side projects have been a mixed bag (Electronic is great, Monaco not so much), the misses are statistically insignificant compared to the number of bad songs to come out of the ex-Beatles. I'm sorry, but it's true, the lads from Liverpool revealed themselves to be gods with clay feet after the breakup.

Paul McCartney kept on writing bubble gum and is largely an embarrassment these days. For every brilliant stroke John Lennon painted as a solo artist, he threw a pound of raw sewage against the canvas with Yoko Ono. Ringo Starr: 'Nuff said. George really comes off the best as a solo artist, where he finally got a chance to shine away from Lennon and McCartney's genius (truly a sum that was greater than the whole of its parts).

Like I said: I love the Beatles. I always will. But I ultimately voted with music that challenges me a bit more.

Thanks to all who participated!

Candy Says

Musical showdown: Last round [23 May 2004|01:56pm]

Sorry to be tardy with this. The final pairing, the Beatles v. New Order, is up now. I'll tally it up late Tuesday evening, though it's pretty much a landslide at the moment.
Candy Says

Music poll -- down to the final four [13 May 2004|11:47am]

Candy Says

Musical showdown races toward the final four... [06 May 2004|12:59pm]

Click here to vote, even if you haven't played until now.
Candy Says

Music survey's winding down... [03 May 2004|05:17pm]

Here's the Sweet 16 poll, just one poll this time.

Thanks to those who've indulged me in letting me post this around the music or musically inclined communities I've joined.
Candy Says

Musical showdown, round three... [25 Apr 2004|11:35am]

Brackets 1, 2, 3 and 4. And thanks to all who've played along so far. Voting ends 11 p.m. Central on Monday.
Candy Says

Spamming again... [15 Apr 2004|10:47pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

A few people from my various music-related communities jumped in on this the last time, so I apologize for the intrusion again.

My Musical Showdown poll has moved into its second round -- 64 artists in brackets 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Participate if you like, and feel free to pass this along to any friends who are passionate music lovers. It's always more interesting with a broad cross-section of people.

(Crossposted in several places)

Candy Says

Cross-posting a musical survey [08 Apr 2004|05:48pm]

I've set up NCAA-style brackets for a musical showdown -- you're invited to drop by my journal and vote on your favorites. (Go here, here, here and here.)

This includes Lou Reed and John Cale, for that matter -- not against each other. ;)
Candy Says

greetings and salutations [22 Feb 2004|01:44am]

wanted to say hello and introduce myself.
1 foggy notion| Candy Says

She's busy sucking on my ding dong [11 Mar 2003|11:12pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I just recently purchased the VU album "White Light/White Heat" and I just have to say that it is without a doubt the best rock 'n roll album ever. There is nothing on there that is less than amazing. I absolutely adore them. It sucks because none of my friends are even into them so I have no one to rant to about their greatness.

But now I have found this community and shall henceforth rant at any time I see fit.

I win.

3 foggy notions| Candy Says

two "new" Lou releases... [05 Sep 2002|02:54pm]

from http://www.loureed.com/news/index.html
BMG Heritage has remastered Transformer and Take No Prisoners. They will be in stores Oct. 22nd and September 24th, respectively. Here's some info from BMG:

Take No Prisoners - available Sept 24, 2002 * First Time On CD in US * New liner notes by Rolling Stone's David Fricke Digitally Remastered

> Transformer - available Oct 22, 2002

* 30TH Anniversary Edition Includes 2 Previously Unreleased Bonus Tracks plus exclusive "hidden" surprise!

* Digitally remastered * Artwork features original packaging, NEW comprehensive liner notes, rare memorabilia and Transformer-era photos by Mick Rock

> BONUS TRACKS Hangin' 'Round (previously unreleased acoustic demo) Perfect Day (previously unreleased acoustic demo) + Hidden Surprise!
by hidden surprise, i could only guess that it would be some sort of video element, perhaps?
Candy Says

[27 Aug 2002|08:09pm]

[ mood | loved ]

A quick "head's up" for any of our English cousins...

-----Original Message-----
From: R.
Sent: 27 August 2002 12:48
To: S.

If you have time, check out track 1 on the new HMV 'new music sampler' thingy...It is a dance / chillout artist called 'Chris Coco' doing a version of 'Sunday Morning' with Nick Cave on vocals. I was going to buy it for you, but I figured there would be at least one album out this month we would buy and get the cd free anyway (Goldrush, for example).

R. xxx

Oh yeah, and Radio 2 did archive that interview with Lou Reed (see me last post!)...

"It's time for bed" said zebedee.

Shamless plug: I've been busy revamping my VU website. Let me know if you hate it. Actually, don't, I'll cry.

Candy Says

[17 Aug 2002|10:25am]

Tonight (Saturday 17th August 2002) BBC Radio 2 will be broadcasting an interview with Lou Reed at 8pm GMT, in a belated tribute to his 60th birthday. You can read more about it here, and listen live to the station on the internet here.

Also, if you should miss it, BBC often archive their radio broadcasts to listen to later, so there's a good chance it will turn up here.
2 foggy notions| Candy Says

The Covenant House and Nico [03 Aug 2002|09:17pm]
Has anyone seen the tv promos for Covenant House with the Nico song? I'm not familiar with Nico's solo output so I don't know the name of the tune. It begins with sweet, vivacious acoustic guitar plucking and I think her first line is something like "And now that it's time..." Maybe it's just for the Canadian chapter of Covenant House, I dunno.
1 foggy notion| Candy Says

before marble index: after marble index [30 Jul 2002|08:44pm]

Does anyone have an absurd fixation with Nico that is beyond extracurricular?

11 foggy notions| Candy Says

[26 Jul 2002|04:18pm]

Has anyone heard anything new lately about the Poe project Lou has been working on? Something had been announced months ago, but I haven't heard a peep about it since.
1 foggy notion| Candy Says

[11 Jul 2002|09:57pm]

[ mood | geeky ]

Hello everyone, I am new & this is my attempt at an introduction.

I love the Velvet Underground & have a slight obsession with Lou Reed.

Candy Says

[18 Jun 2002|08:10pm]

Just a heads up to let you all know that the Velvet Underground And Nico is being re-released (at least in the UK) with extra tracks - from what I've read it's going to be some of those that Lou and John did for Nico's Chelsea Girl.

And now, to go buy something that I already have four copies of (including an original vinyl copy that I picked up at a record fair last week for a whole four quid! Bargain!)....
Candy Says

[15 Jun 2002|12:57pm]

(Hello, big Velvet Underground fan, just joined the community...)

Any Nico experts out there? I'm curious about the two different version of 'Drama of Exile'. I'm going to order the CD released on See For Miles, which I understand is the original version. There's a CD released by Cleopatra, which Amazon lists as 'Drama of Exile (Remixed)', but it seems to have the same track listing as the original. And how about the 'Icon' CD, does that have all of the alternate versions?
Candy Says

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