Sunday, November 19, 2006

Lou Reed on Sweden

I'm scared in my own apartment. I'm scared 24 hours a day. But not necessarily in New York. I actually feel pretty comfortable in New York. I get scared like in Sweden. You know, it's ... kind of empty, they're all drunk. Everything works. You know, if you stop at a stop light and don't turn your engine off, people come over and talk to you about it. You go to the medicine cabinet and open it up and there will be a little poster saying: "In case of suicide - call..." You turn on the TV, there's an ear operation. These things scare me. New York? No."

- Lou Reed, "Blue in the Face"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's a great quote, Sloth. Thanks. I was just thinking the other day that I can name two Englishmen musicians who married Swedes and went to live in Sweden. One of which is Graham Lewis of Wire (who took on the first name Edvard after he moved there - yes, with a 'v') and Marty Willson-Piper of the Church. It's Thanksgiving here today and I'm having some fantastic pumpkin bread pudding that I didn't even make! - Marky