Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lou Reed to Squawk "The Raven" at The Strand Bookstore in NYC

Retro Rock and Retro Horror will collide in ways likely to be wonderful and bizarre Monday, June 27, at the sprawling Strand book store in Manhattan. Lou Reed will be reading lyrics based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" and then engaging the audience in a question and answer session. If Reed's interview history is any indication, the Q&A will probably be scarier than Poe's macabre verse.

Reed released a song cycle based on "The Raven" in 2003 and his lyrics are now being collected in a book with artwork by New Yorker cartoonist Lorenzo Mattotti. Tickets for the event are $35 and can be purchased here. That's quite a bargain for the opportunity to have Lou Reed glare at you for long stretches before calling you a fucking asshole. Woo hoo!
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