Posts from 6th February 2003

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Feb 03

Velvet Underground-Jesus

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I am preparing my testimony for tomorrow’s Campus Crusade for Christ’s meeting, and this came on my head phones, thanks to a comp that I had just refound.

Thinking when this was made, in the time when Lou Reed was all about trannies, heroin and other vices found in 70s NYC, and how capable he was of making a song so full of hope and empty of artifice, a end of the road, where do I go paean to hope. A simple and eloquent prayer, so humble-saying no more then save me?

I wonder how I can be a good catholic, considering my other life, and I wonder if this song provides me comfort because I want it to- maybe it’s is about other things ‘there is nothing so explicit in the rest of his work, even the hope is in contrast to the bleakness that seems so prevalent.