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Lou Reed Concert Film Berlin Streaming Free Online for the Next Week Last laughs can be sweet, and according to music journalist, Anthony DeCurtis, his friend, the late Lou Reed, “reveled” in the critical drubbing that greeted his 3rd solo album, 1973’s Berlin. Not immediately, however. Berlin, which followed hard on the heels of Reed’s widely adored Transformer, had a painful, protracted delivery. This was due in part due to RCA execs getting cold feet about releasing Reed’s grim concept record as a double albu...
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The Georgia Satellites: A Southern Rock Band Lost To The MTV Era

For NPR's One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs series, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis recommends "Battleship Chains" by The Georgia Satellites, known for "Keep Your Hands to Yourself."(Image credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Biographer Sought To Write The Kind Of Book Lou Reed 'Deserved'

"It wasn't like I had to go looking for the drugs and the sex," Anthony DeCurtis, author of Lou Reed: A Life, told Fresh Air in 2017. "Lou wrote about it ... so I felt it was fair game."
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Books for the Holidays

Quiet time around the holidays is perfect for stretching out on the sofa in front of the fireplace with a new book. Here are 10 books that are ideal for that snowy afternoon or as gifts for family and friends: Lou Reed: A Life (Little, Brown), by Anthony DeCurtis. Those who truly transform art give everything they have to leave a mark and shatter norms in the process. Lou Reed made that sacrifice with courage and determination. The singer-songwriter took a chainsaw to formulaic pop in the lat...
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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Lou Reed: A Life'; White House Photographer Pete Souza

Anthony DeCurtis talks about his new biography of Lou Reed "deserved." Critic David Edelstein says Lady Bird is "packed with insight." Souza reflects on eight years (and 1.9 million photos) of Obama.(Image credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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Biographer Sought To Write The Kind Of Book Lou Reed 'Deserved'

"It wasn't like I had to go looking for the drugs and the sex," Anthony DeCurtis says. "Lou wrote about it ... so I felt it was fair game." DeCurtis' new book is Lou Reed: A Life. (Image credit: Peter Kramer/Getty Images)
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Shorties (Roz Chast Interviewed, An Excerpt from a New Lou Reed Biography, and more)

Roz Chast discussed her new book Going Into Town with Fresh Air. Rolling Stone shared an excerpt from Anthony DeCurtis's book Lou Reed: A Life. The 2017 Giller Prize shortlist has been announced. Stream a new Rural Alberta Advantage song. R.I.P., Tom Petty. Rolling Stone listed his greatest songs. Full Stop interviewed author Gabrielle Calvocoressi. Stream a new Daphni (Caribou's Dan Snaith) song. Literary Hub and Book Riot recommended October's best new books. Paste rec...
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Shorties (An Interview with Jeffrey Eugenides, Julien Baker on Her New Album, and more)

Jeffrey Eugenides talked to Weekend Edition about his short story collection Fresh Complaint. Julien Baker discussed her new album Turn Out the Lights with Rolling Stone. The Los Angeles Review of Books interviewed author Chelsea Martin. Stream a new Simon Joyner song. Tom Bissell talked videogame and storytelling with Kotaku. Donita Sparks discussed the L7 reunion with Pitchfork. Joanna C. Valente interviewed contributors to the book at A Shadow Map: An Anthology by Survivors...
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My brilliant and troubled friend Lou Reed

In an extract from his new biography, rock writer Anthony DeCurtis reflects on the icon he knew personally and delves into the making of his 1973 solo album Berlin and his encounter with Czech president – and fan – Václav Havel“People always say to me, ‘Why don’t you get along with critics?’” Lou Reed told me one night in 2012. “I tell them, ‘I get along fine with Anthony DeCurtis.’ Shuts them right up.” We were sitting in the dining room of the Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylva...
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Weekend Reading

In this edition, Renaissance men, witches, the beef on big-scale farming, and more. Jon Foro: Remember when a famous rock singer said I hope I die before I get old? Well, the rock singers are getting old, and their biographies just won’t stop. Two forthcoming books take on the lives of musicians who have unfortunately passed, each transformational in his own way: Lou Reed and David Bowie. Reed was about as inscrutable as they come, and that is perhaps the reason that Anthony DeCurtis’s Lou Reed:...
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Weekend Wax Bits

This Sunday, in the New York Times Sunday Book Review, rock author and critic Anthony DeCurtis writes a glowing review of Anatomy of a Song. Anthony DeCurtis, whose biography of Lou Reed is out next year, is a big deal and so is the NYT's Sunday Book Review. I was practically in tears when I read it. Something hits you when someone you respect completely gets what you've done. You can read his review here. Media roundup: Here's my radio appearance on Canada's CBC this week and here's Joseph ...
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The Songwriting Mystique: Who's Behind A Hit? [Anthony DeCurtis]

As consumers of music, fans often like to think that the lyrics of the songs they hear are as personal to the singer as they are to the listener themselves, but  the complicated reality of "hitmaking" is such that this is not always the case, and even when a singer does write their own songs, they don't always do so alone. ______________________________________ By Anthony DeCurtis for the Grammys on Medium F or people who don’t work in the music industry, no activity...
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