6 November 2013

81 Pounds of Lou Reed

Since I had all my Lou Reed out to listen to (surprised I have none of Reed's 8-tracks) and watch (vhs and dvd) I thought I might as well pile it on the bathroom scale and see what it all weighed.

48.5 pounds.

I was disappointed. I thought for sure I had 50 pounds of Reed's shit.

Then I remembered I had not added all my Velvet Underground records, cds and cassettes to the pile.

81 pounds.

About the size of the shit that killed Elvis.


motorcycleguy said...


I am undecided about a commercial playing on TV now for some kind of video game. Perfect Day off Transformer. Good to hear but the context is all wrong for me.

Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

I don't care for old rock 'n' roll songs selling shit video games much myself but, what the fuck, the video company could have used a Nickleback song instead of one from the motherfucker above. Score one for Lou and Laurie.

uniplmr1 said...

I used a ten and a five and seven ones plus some nickels pennies and dimes to make up twenty six dollars and put it all in a cracked pickle jar. I'm going to send it to someone in NYC to go out to Harlem,125th and Lexington and give it to a wino. So long Lou. That's the best I can think to do.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read this https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/may/20/lou-reed-walk-wild-side-transphobic-lyrics-canada


Mr. Beer N. Hockey said...

Torontonians, if I may generalize, have given us much to laugh and cry about. They are The Gift, as Reed once put it, that keeps on giving.