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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
1:15 pm - John Cale @ The National Gallery, London


John Cale will be interviewed at the

National Gallery, London on the 15 May 2009

as part of the

Museums at Night weekend

about his installation for the
Venice Biennale.

In Conversation: John Cale

Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale is representing Wales at this year's Venice Biennale, where he will be showing a much-anticipated mixed-media installation. In this informal conversation, he will talk about his work for Venice and discuss the connections between art and music. With Colin Wiggins.

Generously funded by the Outset Contemporary Art Fund Theatre.
Free, no need to book but places available on a first-come first-served basis.

National Gallery
May 15th @ 10PM


The Times
has a piece about John Cale and his project for the Venice Biennale:

Archive film, provided by the Welsh Arts Council, will be used in Cale’s show, but he has also been filming the Wales of today with the cinematographer Bevis Bowden. “I fully realise this show will be very public,” he sighs. “I will be out here. I will be judged.” He also admits, in a positive piece of self-criticism, that “doing this art has been much harder than music”.

sunday morning
Monday, October 13th, 2008
1:12 pm - Blonde Goddess to Dark Haired Musician



Nico died 20 years ago and would be 70 this month. As mentioned in my last post John Cale organised a tribute night in London which took place at the weekend. I think it was professionally filmed so will look out for this. Apparently, Cale was also wearing go go boots as a tribute to Nico. (He so copied me!)

John Cale shares his memories of Nico and her music career on BBC Radio 4 at the weekend and this interview can be heard here 

Here is a photograph of James Dean Bradfield singing at the concert (Cale on keyboards):

Life Along the Borderline; a tribute to Nico

sunday morning
Friday, October 3rd, 2008
12:24 am - A Tribute To Nico



John Cale
is leading a tribute titled Life Along The Border: A Tribute To Nico which will be held on Saturday 11 October at the Southbank Centre, London. Acts confirmed are as follows:

  • Broadcast
  • Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly
  • The Fiery Furnaces
  • James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers)
  • Nick Franglen
  • Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
  • Liz Green
  • Natasha Khan
  • Mark Lanegan
  • Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
  • Peter Murphy (Bauhaus)

More names to be announced.

» southbankcentre.co.uk | Ticket Office: 0871 663 2500

I think that it is very fitting that John Cale is involved with this as he helped Nico on her way to being an established artist. Also Peter Murphy from Bauhaus knew Nico and worked with her.

I just wish I could go but only found out and so can't afford it.

So I bought these boots instead to pay homage:




sunday morning
Friday, November 23rd, 2007
9:42 pm


Hello! Ive just joined. Ive been into the Velvet underground for just a few years, but I love them.

I bring icons :D

34 Andy Warhol's Factory 

2 is falling | sunday morning
Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
5:22 pm - greetings,im new

hey there..huge VU and lou reed/nico fan here

glad i found this community.
feel free to read my profile and add me!!
sunday morning
Sunday, November 5th, 2006
5:37 pm - Lost Music (for a Hippie) Podcast

After taking a week off for Halloween and candy eating and trick or treating, Losthippie Podcast returns with a tribute to the band responsible for 99% of the bands that exist today: The Velvet Underground! A range of artists from Rilo Kiley to Thurston Moore cover VU and serve up some acoustic ditties, some noisy freakouts, and some choice rockers. We also visit with Matthew Sweet and his girlfriend, Matthew Friedberger and his sonic weirdness, and yes, we have the greatest cover of all time- The Gourds, “Gin and Juice”! Surf on over and enjoy!
Download the MP3, the podcast, or stream straight off the net!
sunday morning
Friday, November 3rd, 2006
11:25 pm - cross-post

Hope this ok to post,

just to let people know i have set up a much needed Nico forum and extensive gallery (200+ pics).
any members greatly welcome/needed :D


thanks !
sunday morning
Thursday, July 13th, 2006
6:13 pm

does anyone have any velvet underground lyaouts
sunday morning
Wednesday, June 14th, 2006
6:44 pm


Does anyone say something about old Velvet's elements in John Cale album "Sabotage" (1979)? I think this is a very interesting...

1 is falling | sunday morning
Tuesday, February 21st, 2006
7:26 pm - Olympics

Does anyone here know when Lou Reed is performing at Torino and if it will be televised? Thanks!
1 is falling | sunday morning
Friday, February 10th, 2006
8:55 pm

Hello everyone,
I'm a proud new member and obsessed fan of The Velvet Underground. I bought Loaded three years ago and they've had my heart ever since. Oh and Nico is my idol ♥
1 is falling | sunday morning
Tuesday, February 7th, 2006
1:54 am - Hi

hey guys
I'm abby I obviously joined this group because I love the Velvet Underground, they are one of my all time favorite bands. I'm glad to see others with the same interests.

current mood: tired
sunday morning
Saturday, January 7th, 2006
6:22 pm - I'm new
nannerfish Ok well I've been looking for Velvet Underground communities here on livejournal for awhile now and finally I've found one, but it looks defunct. So to get this community back in action I'll introduce myself. My name's Joe, I love The Velvet Underground and have all their studio albums including the rarities. My favorite lineup was the Reed/Yule/Morrison/Tucker lineup and I am probably the only fan that hates Nico. I really liked Cale's work on V&N and WL/WH and wished he had stuck around longer. My favorite VU album is Loaded and I own Lou Reed's NYC Man compilation, Set the Twilight Reeling, and Rock & Roll Animal.

Some other bands I like are The Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Franz Ferdinand, and Joy Division.

Now I'd really like to see this community get back on its feet.
1 is falling | sunday morning
Sunday, December 11th, 2005
6:44 pm

Hello all,
I'm new here (and to VU fandom in general) and I was hoping for some help. Which of the songs on Loaded are sung by Doug Yule? Also, what are your feelings on the typical critical view that Loaded is the weakest VU record? Thanks!
4 is falling | sunday morning
Thursday, October 20th, 2005
12:58 pm - Promotion

sunday morning
Monday, September 5th, 2005
12:19 am
high_wire i'm trying to put these songs in the perfect order (to give someone as a mix) but i need help

all tomorrow's parties
i'm waiting for the man
sweet jane (full length version, of course)
take a walk on the wild side
crimson and clover
rock and roll
lisa says
stephanie says
who loves the sun
oh! sweet nuthin'

i feel like heroin, crimson and clover, and take a walk on the wild side all sound like they could be the last song on a mix
i don't know if they all work together

thanks in advance
6 is falling | sunday morning
Friday, July 29th, 2005
3:02 pm - John Cale @ Sunset Junction, Los Angeles


Sunset Junction Performers 2005

Saturday, August 27
Bates Stage
Rilo Kiley
John Cale
The Walkmen
Jason Falkner
Black Mountain
Foreign Born
Something For Rockets
Run Run Run
Let’s Go Sailing
The Ettes

Sanborn Stage
Gravy Train!!!!
Hey Willpower
Domingo Siete
DJ Paul V

Edgecliff Stage
Richard Street (lead singer of The Temptations)
Former ladies of The Supremes
Freda Payne
Alma da Batucada
Bobby Matos

Sunday, August 28
Bates Stage
The New York Dolls
Suicide Girls
Eagles of Death Metal
The Gossip
The Weirdos
Burning Brides
The Leaving Trains
Rolling Blackouts
Viva K
The Willowz

Sanborn Stage
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Los Pinguos
DJ Sloe Poke
Dub Club DJs

Edgecliff Stage (3700 Sunset)
Jody Watley
Arthur Adams
Drums of Passion
Raks Majnoun
Ritmo Flamenco

Tickets available on TicketWeb.

FMI: Sunset Junction or Sunset Junction on MySpace
sunday morning
Thursday, July 21st, 2005
11:03 am - John Cale @ Sunset Junction 2005!

Buy your tickets here!. Advance ticket purchase is recommended to ensure admittance.

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sunday morning
Sunday, May 29th, 2005
11:59 am

What do you consider to be the essential solo albums from the various Velvets?

Also, should I get Fully Loaded if I have Peel Slowly and See? What about the 2002 rerelease of ...& Nico? What about Another View?

Also, is Live at Max's 2 better than 1?
6 is falling | sunday morning
Sunday, April 17th, 2005
1:25 pm

hey. i was wondering if i could get some help with a project for my sixties class asap. i need to give a presentation on why the velvet underground and their songs (especially heroin) were representative of the sixties. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
4 is falling | sunday morning
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