Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Lou Reed, Waterboys, Cats, X-Men, PBR

My obit for Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground is up at American Spectator’s site.

•I learned at a concert last week that the Waterboys -- who I’d been narrowly missing chances to see for about twenty-five years -- doing Yeats poetry set to music sound a lot like glam-era Bowie. 

•I left the Internet Cat Video Festival in Williamsburg early to catch the concert and have no regrets -- especially since there was time to see this Halloween-themed cat video starring Henri from last year, and his surprisingly large and death-metal-fan-shaped owner, before departing.

•I am less confident now that I’ll be entertained by this coming May’s biggest-ever X-Men movie, X-Men: Days of Future Past.  Sorry, I just think the new trailer looks a bit lame.

•And if you liked my piece on Lou Reed, don’t forget you can read my essay “Conservatism for Punks” (not to mention a couple dozen pieces by Helen Rittelmeyer and numerous other conservatives) in the Jonah Goldberg-edited anthology Proud to Be Right.


Eric Hanneken said...

"Please. We need you to hope again." Bleh.

Todd Seavey said...

Exactly! I was full of hope _before_ I saw that trailer.