Sunday, April 18, 2010

Venus in Furs

Neither Kay nor Halo knows the band the Velvet Underground referenced in my previous post (which was actually playing during the described scene) so I'll educate you all, dear readers.

The Velvet Underground is why you know Lou Reed. It was an art band in New York in the late nineteen-sixties created/destroyed by Andy Warhol that created/destroyed punk. On that, do your own research.

The song I mentioned is "Venus in Furs," the tile of which is borrowed from author Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, the "masoch" in "masochism." He was as "De Sade" is to "sadism."

The sound quality in the first film is awful and great art. That was a party you wish you had attended. The last is a bunch of pictures of the band backed by a better recording.

I bought a Velvet Underground album as a child because I was given four dollars in K-mart. There was a banana on the album cover. I'm glad that cash went to this candy.

I'm also glad that candy didn't go up Daddy's arm.



3 comments:

Janie Blooms said...

i remember dancing to this song in a "sexy way" in front of my friend's big mirror in the 9th grade. sigh. a long time ago!

Halo P. Jones said...

Now I know!

Molly Ren said...

How can you not know about the Velvet Underground???

Wait, can I still say that even though they recorded most of their stuff before I was born?