Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lou Reed: terciopelo por el lado más salvaje


Stefan Sagmeister
(Nueva York, 2.mar.1942 — 27.oct.2013)


Patti Smith—. “Lou fue un poeta muy especial.
Un escritor de Nueva York del mismo modo que Walt Whitman. Una cosa que obtuve de ti, Lou, fue el proceso de tocar en directo, sobre un ritmo, poesía improvisada, cómo desenvolverse sobre tres acordes durante 14 minutos. Eso fue una revelación para mí”.

Deborah Blondie Harry—.
“Desde la primera vez que ví a la Velvet con Lou Reed aún en los 60 me convertí en una devota de por vida de su sonido iconoclasta”.

David Bowie—. “He was a Master”.

Jean Baptiste Mondino

Su última fotografía.



Lou Reed — Romeo had Juliette

http://jenesaispop.com/2013/10/27/lou-reed-es-la-razon-por-la-que-hago-todo/

9 comments:

senses and nonsenses said...

Romeo Had Juliette
Lou Reed


Caught between the twisted stars
the plotted lines the faulty map
that brought Columbus to New York
Betwixt between the East and West
he calls on her wearing a leather vest
the earth squeals and shudders to a halt
A diamond crucifix in his ear
is used to help ward off the fear
that he has left his soul in someone's rented car
Inside his pants he hides a mop
to clean the mess that he has dropped
into the life of lithesome Juliette Bell

And Romeo wanted Juliette
and Juliette wanted Romeo
And Romeo wanted Juliette
and Juliette wanted Romeo

Romeo Rodriguez squares
his shoulders and curses Jesus
runs a comb through his black pony-tail
He's thinking of his lonely room
the sink that by his bed gives off a stink
then smells her perfume in his eyes
And her voice was like a bell

Outside the street were steaming the crack
dealers were dreaming
of an Uzi someone had just scored
I betcha I could hit that light
with my one good arm behind my back
says little Joey Diaz
Brother give me another tote
those downtown hoods are no damn good
those Italians need a lesson to be taught
This cop who died in Harlem
you think they'd get the warnin'
I was dancing when his brains run out on the street

And Romeo had Juliette
and Juliette had her Romeo
And Romeo had Juliette
and Juliette had her Romeo

I'll take Manhattan in a garbage bag
with Latin written on it that says
"it's hard to give a shit these days"
Manhattan's sinking like a rock
into the filthy Hudson what a shock
they wrote a book about it
they said it was like ancient Rome

The perfume burned his eyes
holding tightly to her thighs
And something flickered for a minute
and then it vanished and was gone

JLO said...

excelente ese link que pusiste al final... tan completo como la misma música de Lou, todo melodía dura, poesía con garra, muchos huevos... el coequiper de mi amado Bowie...

suerte Lou....

Sergio DS said...

Un genio, evidentemente también le brindé mi humilde homenaje, uno más entre millones simultáneos... qué menos.
Descanse en paz.

Moisés said...

Un grande que se ha ido. Cuando veo todos estos homenajes a una persona que (honestamente) creí que estaba olvidado, me reconcilio con el género humano.

Laura Uve said...

Uno de mis favoritos desde hace mucho tiempo. Me gusta su personalidad rebelde.

Un abrazo!!

El Deme said...

Genio y figura. Toda una declaración de principios.

Steppenwolf said...

A Lou Reed no le gustaba el cielo, el siempre ha sido más subterráneo. He sentido su muerte como la de un buen colega.

Uno said...

Juraría que había dejado un comentario hace días. ¿Qué decía yo? ¿Qué decir? Que me gusta mucho como perjeñas tus homenajes. Lou es sin duda uno de los pocos nombres de la música que pasarán a la historia.

Un abrazo

Javier Arnott Álvarez said...

Uno de los grandes, un hombre con una sombra muy alargada que ha dejado una huella imborrable.