The Aesthete-Punk, Lou Reed

For the Velvets the aesthete-punk stance was a way of surviving in a world that was out to kill you; the point was not to glorify the punk, or even to say fuck you to the world, but to be honest about the strategies people adopt in a desperate situation. The Velvets were not nihilists but moralists. In their universe, nihilism regularly appears as a vivid but unholy temptation, love and its attendant vulnerability as scary and poignant imperatives. Though Lou Reed rejected optimism, he was enough of his time to crave transcendence…as “Rock & Roll” makes clear—the Velvets’ use of a mass art form was a metaphor for transcendence, for connection, for resistance to solipsism and despair. 

—Ellen Willis in Beginning to See the Light

didierleclair:

WHO’S CHARMING WHO?

Dizzy Gillespie doing his thing….

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thebeatals:

The program from the Garden Fete in Woolton on day John Lennon and Paul McCartney met.

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money-can-t-buy-me-love:

Tokyo, 1966.

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theswinginsixties:

The Beach Boys, 1966

theswinginsixties:

The Beach Boys, 1966

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jspong:

“By Chet Flippo”

jspong:

“By Chet Flippo”

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theswinginsixties:

Aretha Franklin — I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - 1967

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victorfranko:

One of my all time favourite music biographies.
RIP Chet Flippo

victorfranko:

One of my all time favourite music biographies.

RIP Chet Flippo

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weirdvintage:

Elvis in a bumper car, 1967 (via This Is Not Porn)

weirdvintage:

Elvis in a bumper car, 1967 (via This Is Not Porn)

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Music journalists like Elvis Costello because music journalists look like Elvis Costello.
David Lee Roth
To sing the blues is a way of transcending pain by confronting it with dignity.
Ellen Willis (via lolajambon)
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