Sunday, February 26, 2006

Winter games walks on the wild side

Play it: Lou Reed rocks the Winter Olympics

We started it off with a little Carla Bruni flag-handling, so why not end the games with the cult-icon Lou Reed.

Friday night, Reed performed at the Olympic medals ceremony, keeping his usual low profile. There was concern that he wouldn't make it, after he cancelled several NY shows leading up to the performance, but in the end, his show exceeded all expectations. Besides his first-rate backing band (Rob Wasserman, Tony Thunder Smith, Fernando Saunders, Mike Rathke) he also included his Tai Chi master, a discipline from which Reed now finds inspiration, even writing music to accompany the moves.

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Lou Reed - Olympic set list

* "Paranoia Key Of E" - Lou Reed
* "Street Hassle" - Lou Reed
* "Sword Of Damocles" - Lou Reed
* "The Day John Kennedy Died" - Lou Reed
* "Power And Glory" - Lou Reed
* "Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song)" - Lou Reed
* "Mystic Child" - Lou Reed
* "Sweet Jane (Full-Length Version)" - Velvet Underground