Guest Playlist: Nicholas Taylor

We’ve decided to make our guest playlists a regular feature of the blog, and to kick off that series — or to continue the one we ran leading up to the release of our 33 1/3 volumes — we turn to an alum of a prototype for our Writing New York course....

Street Hassle

Music by Lou Reed, images from a number of Warhol’s films. Ellen Willis writes in 1979, a year after “Street Hassle” was released: Though Lou Reed rejected optimism, he was enough of his time to crave transcendence. And finally — as “Rock...

Monday afternoon WTF: Perfect Day

Since we’re in the business of posting music videos with 1970s NYC connections … this just in. I wish they hadn’t used the backing choruses throughout, but otherwise, this is fantastic! And terrible! And beautiful! Genius! Directed by Lou Reed: via...