Journal

  • Lou Reed - Death of a Hero Part 5

    7 Jan 2014, 13:16 by Issa-Void

    1990s

    “I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life” – Laurie Anderson

    “[track artist=Lou Reed]Heavenly Arms[track]” and “[track artist=Lou Reed]Sunday Morning[track]” have been tainted by Lou Reed’s death, but his work in the 1990s comes pre-tainted. Three albums all featuring death, magic and loss. He released three albums in the decade, “Songs For Drella” (with John Cale) about the life of Andy Warhol in tribute to him after his death in 1988, “Magic and Loss” entirely about the deaths of two of Lou Reed’s good friends Doc Pomus and “Rita” from cancer and “Set The Twilight Reeling” which includes a song about the death of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison.

    I have never listened to “Magic And Loss” before today and in many ways I am glad that I left it til after Lou Reed died because the poignancy of it all is increased with his death on my mind. …
  • Hans Zimmer 1982-1987 "The Early Years" Version 1.4 (Final)

    21 Jun 2007, 00:12 by CloudyMemory

    Intro:

    Now that my exams are over, I can proceed with my little project here on last.fm that I've been wanting to do. Since my love for Hans Zimmer seems to be eternal and undying, I wanted to make a few more or less regularly updated journal entries which would introduce Zimmer's work in it's entirety. An immense task for sure, but since I do it out of fun, no big deal.

    The score reviews presented here will be in chronological order and will be divided thematically into several updated journal entries (thus "Version" in the title). That way people will see, when new score reviews get added. The idea is to present an overview of Zimmer's career, as well as albums, through which his music is available. These reviews are intended for like-minded Zimmer fans, that would like to read about my thoughts on his work, for younger listeners who know him only through his present day scores and would like to find out more, and of course for Zimmer "haters", whose opinions are valued as well.