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Cale @ The National gallery, London [May. 6th, 2009|01:27 pm]
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John Cale will be interviewed at the

National Gallery, London on the 15 May 2009

as part of the

Museums at Night weekend

about his installation for the
Venice Biennale.

In Conversation: John Cale

Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale is representing Wales at this year's Venice Biennale, where he will be showing a much-anticipated mixed-media installation. In this informal conversation, he will talk about his work for Venice and discuss the connections between art and music. With Colin Wiggins.

Generously funded by the Outset Contemporary Art Fund Theatre.
Free, no need to book but places available on a first-come first-served basis.

National Gallery
May 15th @ 10PM


The Times
has a piece about John Cale and his project for the Venice Biennale:

Archive film, provided by the Welsh Arts Council, will be used in Cale’s show, but he has also been filming the Wales of today with the cinematographer Bevis Bowden. “I fully realise this show will be very public,” he sighs. “I will be out here. I will be judged.” He also admits, in a positive piece of self-criticism, that “doing this art has been much harder than music”.

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oh hi. [Mar. 2nd, 2009|04:32 pm]
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[music |os mutantes|minha menina]

my name is tiffany and i'm a seventeen brazilian girl who studies art. i love velvet underground because their songs are the most artistic thing i have ever listened to. i also listen to david bowie, patti smith, the doors, os mutantes, new york dolls, iggy and the stooges, sonic youth and nico's and maureen's solo discos. i like anything junkie, old and artistic. my favorite song of velvet is probably venus in furs, i guess this is their master piece. i really like the drums on it. i became a fan of velvet when i was like 15, i read please kill me and liked their attitude a lot. i knew my favorite artist, andy warhol, by vu and please kill me.

i have a special passion for maureen tucker, by the way. haha.
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(no subject) [Nov. 3rd, 2008|11:22 am]
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Blonde Goddess to Dark Haired Musician [Oct. 13th, 2008|01:12 pm]
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Nico died 20 years ago and would be 70 this month. As mentioned in my last post John Cale organised a tribute night in London which took place at the weekend. I think it was professionally filmed so will look out for this. Apparently, Cale was also wearing go go boots as a tribute to Nico. (He so copied me!)

John Cale shares his memories of Nico and her music career on BBC Radio 4 at the weekend and this interview can be heard here 

Here is a photograph of James Dean Bradfield singing at the concert (Cale on keyboards):

Life Along the Borderline; a tribute to Nico


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A Tribute To Nico [Oct. 3rd, 2008|12:25 am]
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John Cale
is leading a tribute titled Life Along The Border: A Tribute To Nico which will be held on Saturday 11 October at the Southbank Centre, London. Acts confirmed are as follows:

  • Broadcast
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Nick Franglen
  • Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
  • Liz Green
  • Natasha Khan
  • Mark Lanegan
  • Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
  • Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)

More names to be announced.

» southbankcentre.co.uk | Ticket Office: 0871 663 2500

I think that it is very fitting that John Cale is involved with this as he helped Nico on her way to being an established artist. Also Peter Murphy from Bauhaus knew Nico and worked with her.

I just wish I could go but only found out and so can't afford it.

So I bought these boots instead to pay homage:




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John Cale [Jan. 15th, 2008|09:37 pm]
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Was very kind to visit my shit hole town a couple of months back and was fantastic. I didn't know much (only the covers, one of which was pablo picasso) but it was one of the most interesting bands i've ever seen. Amazing drummer. Best facial expressions whist drumming.
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Doug Yule and Lou Reed on "Loaded" [Jan. 6th, 2008|01:28 pm]
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This sounds like a newbie question, but I have listened to Loaded a million times over many years, and there is clearly something wrong with my hearing because it really does all sound like Lou singing to me.

I have never seen a definitive list of who sings what on Loaded. Can somebody help me out?
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(no subject) [Dec. 27th, 2007|03:00 am]
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[mood |busy]
[music |venus in furs - vu]

Hello darling Velveteers, from the silly birds who run glam_lolz we've a new comm for crackastic, serious slash and calicious sexy times, if you're interested.



Because Cale's song 'Woman' is obviously about Lou Reed:

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I forgot this too months ago [Oct. 25th, 2007|12:41 pm]
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Name: Paul.

Age: 34.

Location: Brisbane, AU.

Why You Love the Velvet Underground: I love the sounds, melodies, and lyrics.

Favorite Song (other then something by the v.u): Laughing Clowns "Sometimes..."

Favorite Song by the Velvet Underground: I can't separate "Head Held High" and "Beginning To See The Light".
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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2007|10:59 am]
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[mood |guiltyguilty]

Were John and Lou gay?


DL of (Do) the Ostrich by the Primitives, John and Lou's band before the VU: http://www.mediafire.com/?2b9tuzw5btv

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Quotes from Cale's autobiography, 'What's Welsh for Zen?'

He was from the other world and he fitted me perfectly, we were made for each other. It was so natural.
Lou had been the first person I could express myself to verbally, musically and emotionally.
I was squeamish about needles. Lou took care of that by shooting me up for the first time. It was an intimate experience...
It wasn't until he gave me a few sexual nudges that it finally clicked that Lou was gay, or at least bisexual.
[Cale's second wife Cindy] was reminiscent of the volatality of Lou Reed. I don't mean that he was the original Cindy, but it was a close-run thing. At least the sexual relationship with Cindy was consumated...
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