Todd Haynes's Velvet Underground documentary looks to be magnificent

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Finally something worthwhile from my subscription. (I got a year free when I got a new iPad.)

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Bowie & Lou…

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Wow, hadn’t seen this. Fantastic. Thank you.

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They do Sweet Jane, but can’t find it on youstubes…

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There are only a handful of bands/musicians who floored me the first time I heard their music, The Beatles, Captain Beefheart, Fela, Eric B & Rakim, and the Velvet Underground [ETA: and a couple others perhaps.]

I remember playing White Light/White Heat for my friends in high school and they didn’t get it.

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I started reading Delmore Schwartz because he was Lou Reed’s creative writing teacher, and Lou loved his poetry and stories. It was a good move. Thank you Lou.

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Isn’t Foundation also going to be on Apple TV?

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I love the electronics in this one. Amazing.

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give For All Mankind a try – we liked it a lot. we’re currently watching See, and i’m digging the post-apocalyptic use of our garbage. oh, and watching Jason Momoa go OFF and kill 10 dudes in the most insane fight scene also helps.

oh, and i hear Ted Lasso is a thing.

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I don’t know who said it, but it went something like this: “Only a few thousand people bought the Velvet’s first album and most of them went on to start their own bands.”

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Thanks for linking that. I’m amazed the Bowie shared a stage with Lou Reed after the way Reed treated him.
To be fair, Lou Reed treated everyone poorly according to the biography I read recently.

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Ezra Furman’s volume on “Transformer” (part of the 33 1/3 series) is worth checking out for its analysis on Lou’s identity–or rather, the moving target that it was.

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Thanks, I’ll check it out. There’s no doubt he was an interesting guy.

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I share Lou’s birth date [March 2], and if it’s any inclination, likely not, but we’re hard to love, but once you get over the first few bumps, we mellow the f’ out for a real good time.

BTW: Contrary to popular belief, Bowie was not a saint…

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According to an interview I saw once with Duncan Jones (Bowie’s son) Bowie’s main problem was coke.
Once he got away from coke he was a much easier person to be around.
Interestingly, Duncan Jones has not spoken to his mother, Angie, in more than 30 years and has no plans to ever speak to her again which says something.

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It’s a craggy road to walk, life is.

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Same. Was about to cancel after 12 months but this and Foundation will keep me on the hook for a little while longer.

ETA @Mindysan33 beat me to it!

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Any idea of Apple plans to put this stuff out on DVD at some point? I’ve noticed a reluctance on the part of some companies to release their streaming stuff on DVD… which seems dumb to me.

I’d be shocked if Apple put anything out on DVD.

Doesn’t fit with what we know of their behaviour.

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I love for all mankind. I’m a little bit more suspicious of Foundation given the trailer/ads going on about how only a company like apple devoted to the future could make this. They really push their dominant ideology through Capitalist Realism art.

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