A New Poetry Collection from Lou Reed Has Just Been Released

A New Poetry Collection from Lou Reed Has Just Been Released

Everyone knows Lou Reed as the lead singer/songwriter of The Velvet Underground but, for a brief stint of time in the 1970s, Reed had quit music for good and vowed to never return.   Instead, he stated, he would now only work as a poet. Music was his past, poetry was his future.   Now, although Reed’s stint as a poet was brief, (after just six months of writing in near seclusion he began production on his solo album) the world of writing was no new turf. He had spent the early years of his youth working and studying alongside writers while in undergrad at …

Patti Smith Brings Bruce Springsteen on Stage at Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Horses

Patti Smith Brings Bruce Springsteen on Stage at Tribeca Film Festival Premiere of Horses

The atmosphere was electric last night in New York’s Beacon Theater, for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Steven Sebring’s documentary Horses: Patti Smith and the Band which was filmed at the Patti Smith Band’s final performance on their Horses fortieth anniversary tour in LA.    The film, a behind the scenes look at the seventy-one year old poet, author and rock icon’s last tour, screened to rapturous applause and much audience participation and fans sang, danced and shouted words of encouragement at the screen.    Image Via Paste Magazine   When the film ended, the screen rose to reveal …