For the truly obsessive, they can get the original Poe. I amplify it. I think it's more understandable.
Let's do what you fear most That from which you recoil But which still makes your eyes moist
It's interesting to have a conglomeration of people that covers the strata from A to Z... There's a certain element of the audience that's intellectually oriented, into the lyrics... then there's another element of the audience that's into a sex trip. I'm into both of them.
For a while, I felt a little self-impelled to write Lou Reed Kind of songs. I should have understood that a Lou Reed song was anything I wanted to write about.
I'm not joking around when I've said occasionally, trying to learn how to play a D chord properly has been a very big thing for me.
Well all tai chi has the martial aspect to it, a lot of people don't know, a lot of the teachers won't show it, or they do show it but you don't really learn it, what the application is.
I try very much, whenever I do projects, whatever it is, there's only one thing on my mind, only one thing.
I think it's pretentious to create art just for the sake of stroking the artists ego. Lou
You know the expression 'God protects fools and drunks'? I qualify for both.
One thing I've often thought is that I never want to tell anybody else what to do. It's hard enough to figure out what I want to do.
Moving on has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life.
How could you even dream or think something of someone who is as uncommercial as I am?
Sound is more than just noise. Ordered sound is music. My life is music.
It's depressing when you're still around and your albums are out of print.
I've become completely well adjusted to being a cult figure. Lou Ree
I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.
Raymond Chandler managed to write about L.A. his whole career. Should I keep going writing about New York? Is that what I should be doing? Songwriting doesn't work that way.
You can't beat two guitars, bass, and drums. Lou Ree
I'm a humanist. Lou Ree
That's why I survived because I still believe I've got something to say.
When you think the night has seen your mind, That inside your twisted and unkind, Let me stand to show that you are blind. Please put down you hands cause I see you. I'll be you mirror.
You know, when you're relaxed, you're putting it out there, and then it comes, oh, I can do that.
I'll tell ya, I'm a genuinely nice guy. I really am. A real nice guy. But I think I'm temperamental.
To wish for the crazy times one last time and freeze it in the memory of a camera is the least a great artist can do.
You're a musician: You play. That's what you do.
The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.
When I record an album I'm trying to get as close as possible to that perfect moment. Lou
I can create a vibe without saying anything, just by being in the room. Lou
The music is all. People should die for it. People are dying for everything else, so why not the music?
One of my rules is: Never listen to your old stuff. Lou