November 10, 2006

Lou Reed: "I can turn it up so loud it will hurt"

Lou Reed got mad last night, performing in San Francisco at the Web 2.0 Conference.

So Lou Reed gets on stage with two accompanying musicians, flanked by large video screens zoomed in directly on his weathered face. He begins playing a song to the buttoned down and sitting down Web 2.0 crowd. Meanwhile there’s an audible drone of people talking in the back of the large room. (...) You can keep on talking, I’ve only got 20 minutes. Or I can turn up the music. I can turn it up so loud it will hurt. Do you want me to turn it up? Do you want me to make it hurt?

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