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Lou Reed’s Transformer

Part of the Classic album series. Fascinating hearing about the artistic process and generosity between Reed, Bowie and the amazing Mick Ronson — and Warhol’s support. Andy WarholDavid Bowieglam rocklou reedmick ronsonmusictransformervelvet underground

The Philosophical Bowie

Here is Simon Critchley talking at Cornell. Love Critchley’s scathing take on Bono at about 50 mins in. What Bowie describes is a Büchnerian world of terror. The first line, “Silhouettes and shadows watch the revolution,” describes the languor and disappointment of a post-revolutionary situation. In an allusion to Eddie Cochran’s posthumously released 1960 hit, there…