VU record sells for 155,401 | Lou Reed about to do Berlin
THIS POSTER IS ALSO FOR SALE (HERE)
The Velvet Underground record sold for $155,401 to a mystery bidder named "mechadaddy", but there's still time to bid on a one-of-a-kind Portastatic poster, a Guided By Voices collage made by Robert Pollard, a limited edition GBV Propeller LP, a Misfits Evilive 45, and an original set of ABBA dolls.
BEASTIE BOYS PLEASE HELP
If you're the Beastie Boys, there's still time to "Help Out a Life-Long Fan!!"
Back to Lou Reed: those Berlin shows are finally happening this week: Dec 14-17 @ St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. Antony AND Sharon Jones are both in the cast led by Lou Reed. Bob Ezrin and Hal Wilner are directing. The show is also being performed in Sydney, Australia - January 18-20.
THE HARRY SMITH PROJECT
"The Harry Smith Project Is Now In Stores. Lou Reed appears on the Harry Smith Project: Anthology American of Revisited 2-CD/2-DVD box set and the Harry Smith Project Live DVD, available separately. Both releases feature highlights from a series of Harry Smith tribute concerts staged in London, New York and Los Angeles by Hal Willner in 1999 and 2001. For more info, please check out the ecard." Beck, Wilco, Elvis Costello, Sonic Youth, Steve Earle, Beth Orton, and Nick Cave are some of the other artists on there. Give it to someone for the holidays - pair it with the Velvet Underground Box Set.
STREAM: Beth Orton - Frankie (WMA)
AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST
It's the Lou Reed Tai Chi DVD!