10 November 2006

Lou Reed at Web 2.0 video roundup

Lou Reed at Web 2.0

Here are videos of Lou Reed's show at the Web 2.0 Summit last Thursday in San Francisco.

Jonathon Miller, AOL CEO, introduces Lou Reed

The first clip shows AOL's CEO Jonathon Miller introducing Lou Reed -- his kung-fu brother! -- and the first song, Dirty Boulevard. The second clip is Gravity, the last of the six songs in the set.

09 November 2006

Lou Reed at Web 2.0


Lou Reed at Web 2.0
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Lou Reed and his band did a short set at Web 2.0 last night. Two songs in he got ticked off at people who were talking. He said, "you wanna talk? It's your twenty minutes. Or, I could turn it up - I could hurt you." Pause. Then, to the crowd "do you want me to hurt you?"

The crowd replied enthusiastically, so he said to his sound guy, "Frank, turn it up." The sound went up. Lou made the request again, and now the sound by the front speaker stack reminded me of my first concert, a Ramones show which left my ears ringing for three days.

The music went loud, the crowd stood up, and the last three songs were great. Reed closed the set with Gravity.

Update: Justinsomnia's blog has a great description of the show. Here's AOL's video of the first song.

Philip Kaplan at Web 2.0


Philip Kaplan at Web 2.0
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Philip Kaplan of Adbrite at Web 2.0.

08 November 2006

This was supposed to be the future


This was supposed to be the future
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My favorite t-shirt sighting at Web 2.0.

Sponsored sorbet at Web 2.0


sponsored sorbet at Web 2.0
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At the Web 2.0 conference, even the sorbet is sponsored.

05 November 2006

Borat in the news

"Kazakhstan's largest chain of cinemas, Otau, said in September it will not show the film."