Friday, 29 February 2008

Yer Rock & Roll 5





Now I do do requests - up to a point - and promised that everyone in the blogger participation exercise would have prizes, so here is the Velvet Underground.

Jarvis Cocker once posed the question as to why Lou Reed was 'a bit of a turd' as he put it. He answered his question with another one. 'What happens if you create the best rock and roll band in the world and nobody takes any notice?' In their original manifestation the Velvets - I think - never played to an audience of more than 200. They broke up. The rest is history. Some years ago the lure of mammon got irresistible and they re-formed for a reunion tour. Musically, results were mixed, to say the least. The first clip is 'Sweet Jane' from the reunion tour which kinda works - it is one of my all time fave songs and definitely one of the eight for the desert island when I get the call.

The second clip is 'waiting for the man' from the Velvets' original manifestation. It's a song about being messed about by your drug dealer. Can't get the staff these days...

23 comments:

Mr Pineapples said...

Hey Wabbit....are you suffering from some sort of terminal depression?

The Velvet Underground? Are you having a laugh?

Name one decent song they ever did...okay...that was a tough one....Okay...name one semi-decent song...just one.

Clapped out shysters.

Mr Pineapples said...

And another thing: what is this Blog all about? Is it just musings?

And also - what has this post got to do with Prince Harry's single-handed war against the Taliban?

You havent mentioned that once...you are a bleedin'disgrace. The whole of media is obsessed bu our Prince and here you are: going on about the Velvet Underground.

Quite incredible.

white rabbit said...

Mr Pineapples said...
And another thing: what is this Blog all about? Is it just musings?


If I told you I'd have to kill you...

B.E. Earl said...

Well, first off, congrats on the hate comments. You must be doing something right.

Secondly, thanks for the vids. I always liked "Waiting for the Man" more than "Sweet Jane", but I never was into the Underground like I probably should have been in my formative years.

Mr Pineapples said...

Oh Me Gawd...we've even got the Yanks on here now.

Hate comments? What-cha-going-on-about?

You need a shot of irony Earl...right in the old mainline.

Prunella Jones said...

I worship Lou Reed for the song "Perfect Day" alone.

What's up with Mr. Pinapples? Off his meds?

Mr Pineapples said...

Hey Wabbitt....if you want Mr Pineapples to continue coming on here with witty comments and insights - you'd better increase the quality of your musings.

You're delivering Grade 3 musings right now. You need to up it to a Grade 2B at least.

See what you can do.

Cheers

Mr Pineapples said...

Oh ! Another tip for you:

GET RID OF THE YANKS.

They dont understand anything.

white rabbit said...

Mr Pineapples said...
Hey Wabbitt....if you want Mr Pineapples to continue coming on here with witty comments and insights - you'd better increase the quality of your musings.

If I want an in-house stalker, I'll put up an application form.

*he wrotes slightly testily*

Law Minx said...

...Pardon me, but I'M the official in house stalker around here!!!!! How very DARE you, Mr P!!!

Mr Pineapples said...

"In-House-Stalker"??

That's not bad Wabbitt - that puts you up to a Grade 2C musing.

Keep practicing.

And Minxter - do you want any tips re the Bar? I have decided that I like you and want to help.

Law Minx said...

Mr P,
Whilst I am relieved to hear that you like me, I must admit that I am a little afraid to ask you for help in case you shout " APRIL FOOL!!!" a month early or some such...
However, I thank you for your offer and wish to take you up on it!!

M said...

Always been a fine line between being witty and amusing and being an arse.

That isn't a musing that is a bloody fact. :)

Mr Pineapples said...
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white rabbit said...

Mr Pineapples...

Do me a favour.

Take your comments somewhere else.

Thank you.

Goodbye.

Mr Pineapples said...

Ha ha ha.

Got to ya! P is sitting here laughing His Hat off.

Hey Waaaabbit....can't ya take the heat?

There you were thinking - here I am an "author-by God" - folks will be queuing up to post some jolly Blog messages. When SUDDENLY:

Mr P - notices - and He dont post Jolly.....He takes the Piss entirely....AND WABBBITT'S EGO IS DENTED.

Ha - ha - ha

hey Waaaabbitt.....GET RID OF THIS MESSAGE TOO - YA LICKLE EYE-AH-TOLLER

Mr Pineapples said...

P's message is still on Wabbit....come on quick delete..before folks read it.

Can't be good for your Amazon positioning.

white rabbit said...

If I am supposed to be impressed by pseudonymous trolling from behind a closed profile, well I'm not. I'll leave your last narcissistic outburst up but all subsequent posts will be deleted.

Which part of 'goodbye' don't you understand?

Mr Pineapples said...

hey Warrbit...thanks for the email...liked the comments about the pseudonymph....

P will continue to post on your Blog...because P likes ya.....you have no witt and no imagination and are upset soooo easily.

P is genuingly amused by Waaabit.

There are folks in Blog land who can take P at His own game and actually kick P's arse.

But you?

A minnow.

Mr Pineapples said...

Quick delete delet del de d......

Mr Pineapples said...

P just looked at Warbuts Profile and noted "taking the piss" as one of your interests.

That's great.

Oh - not sure you're in the Bar Directory though Andy.

Law Minx said...

O P! -Minx wailed - have you not pointed out to the assembled that you are a boxer and wont to be occasionally punch drunk?!
( bang goes the offer of help - I KNEW it was an April Fool a month early!!)

Mr Pineapples said...

Hey it's Minxter.

P is not a boxer alas....but P does coach....and tails His butt around the country at weekends (some).

P's tips on Pupillage will be winging your way. Cos....P thinks your a swell gal....

Isnt this Wabbitt a Card?

No ironic in his blood at all.

Takes himself too seriously Me-thinks.

lighten up Mr Wabbitt