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Lou Reed: ‘The Beatles were garbage’ and the Doors were ‘stupid’

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This 1987 interview released by PBS two days ago as the latest installment of its marvelous Blank on Blank series, features Lou Reed in perhaps his best interview form—and the man was a notoriously difficult interview. He’s impatient, imperious, cranky, dismissive of others, and sure of his own self-worth, putting down the Beatles and Doors and, frankly, every other musician in the world.

For, you see, the Velvets were out to “elevate the rock & roll song and take it where it hadn’t been taken before.” (Sure, the Beatles didn’t have anything like that on their resume.) In a particularly damning bit, Reed shits on Jim Morrison’s legendary and influential outfit:

From my point of view … the other stuff couldn’t come up to our ankles, not up to my kneecap, not up to my ankles, the level we were on, compared to everybody else. I mean they were just painfully stupid and pretentious, and when they did try to get, in quotes, “arty,” it was worse than stupid rock & roll. What I mean by “stupid,” I mean, like, the Doors.

The Doors were a great band, but anyone who had a Doors-obsessed roommate in college will understand where Reed’s coming from here.

The capper is surely Reed’s audible contempt as he consigns the consensus world’s best rock and roll band to idiot fodder: “I never liked the Beatles. … I thought they were garbage. If you say, ‘Who did you like?’ I liked nobody.”

I’m sure on other occasions Reed showed more respect for the creativity of others, but not on this day…….

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The woman called police after ‘recognising him from his profile picture’

An optimistic robber friend requested his alleged victim on Facebook the day after he attacked her, according to police.

Riley Allen Mullins, 28, was identified by the woman as her possible attacker after she recognised him from his profile picture, the Kitsap Sun reported.

He has been charged with attacking the woman as she waited at a ferry terminal in Washington on Tuesday.

She was sitting at the Bremerton terminal listening to music through headphones when she was hit in the head from behind, authorities said.

After being struck, a man grabbed her iPod and purse and ran away. She did not recognise the man but noticed a tattoo of a triangle on his neck during the attack.

The next day, the woman received a Facebook friend request and thought she recognised the sender as the man who robbed her.

Police confirmed the Facebook account belonged to Mullins and said his picture showed the triangular neck tattoo.

The woman is not thought to have accepted his request.

Additional reporting by AP

Alleged robber ‘sent victim Facebook friend request after attack’

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MAN ATTEMPTS TO PAY WATER BILL WITH CRACK COCAINE

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Man attempts to pay water bill with crack cocaine

2:30 PM, Sep 24, 2013   |   0  comments
DELTONA, Fla. — Authorities were searching for a Deltona man who tried to pay his water bill with crack cocaine by handing the cashier an envelope filled with it, the sheriff’s office said.

The Deltona Water office was evacuated on Sept. 23 after the water-department employees called the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office to take a look at the envelope with the white powder, authorities said.

A team of law enforcement officials and fire department employees responded to the building, the sheriff’s office said.

According to the report, it is common for customers to drop off envelopes in the counter that contain their water bill payments.

But in this case, when the employee opened the envelope, there was no statement or writing on it. Instead, the envelope contained a clear plastic bag with 3 grams of crack cocaine.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate the incident. the man was caught on surveillance video and deputies say he left the water office in a bicycle.

NBC Miami