Cover Versions: Lou Reed’s Hang On To Your Emotions by Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek – Hang On To Your Emotions:

Mark Kozelek – Power Of The Heart:

So that’s really two songs above but I just love the top one the best, one of my fave Reed tracks ever but the second one is OK and was performed on the same day. Maybe just called it a bonus extra track or something. So seems I’ve not done a Cover Versions post for awhile and after yesterday’s post about Reed’s last great album Lulu in my Classic Albums I when and found these from the free all day long tribute called The Bells: A Daylong Celebration of Lou Reed in New York at the Lincoln Center. That’s Jim White from Aussie band Dirty Three on drums. As you most likely know by now I love Mark aka Sun Kil Moon aka Red House Painters so he did these two track two or three months ago now but only just putting them up here. In the Jesu/Sun Kil Moon new track from just last week he sing about this show, New York, meeting Laurie Anderson etc. he wrote about writing that song called The Greatest Conversation Ever In The History Of The Universe and to quote him now:

I wrote the words to this one in the early morning hours of August 2nd in a New York hotel room, a few nights after I played a Lou Reed tribute concert at The Lincoln Center. A lot of things were happening at once. I remember turning on the TV and seeing that two 12 year old girls were being tried as adults for something to do with a video game, and I had a dinner with friends where the subject of Pokemon came up. Trump wasn’t just all over USA television at the time. I’d spent June and July in Europe and his face was on news stands all across Europe (not Hillary’s). I don’t like Trump, but it’s my opinion that we all have to look inward and ask ourselves how we got here in the first place. We’re all in this together, we all took part in the platform he’s been given, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then YOU’RE FIRED!

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Polaroid camera photo by Julian Schnabel

BTW I’ve been on this WordPress thingy for one whole year to the day and this is my 161st post now which is not bad but could be better I guess, hey? I’ll get back to my Classic Albums collection tomorrow, fingers-crossed. Next few planned ones are going to be two albums each from African-American artists/bands, Female artists/bands and 80’s artists/bands. Everyone wanna have guess which artists/albums?

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