Saturday, January 17, 2009
Tonight I decided to do Lou Reed's anthem to opiate abuse. Having known about 500 junkies in my life and ingested just enough poppy tea to get a good idea of the attraction (think Ray Charles), this song has always hit deep for me. I think I nailed it. The first time I listened to the playback I had tears running down my face. But then, a few days ago I was crying over Charlotte's Web too. I'm just like that these days. Recorded in an eleven and a half minute trance at my kitchen table into my laptop, with a live performance effect added to give it that appropriately echoey feel.