Thursday, 18 January 2007

Lou Reed was interviewed by Tracee Hutchison on tonight's 7.30 Report. I was smiling constantly as I watched this wonderful artist talk about his 1973 show, Berlin, which is being newly staged as part of the Sydney Festival, following its recent debut in New York.

He said being in Sydney reminded him of home — which is, of course, New York — and that the Sydney Festival was on his trip calendar because they had helped to get the show staged in New York last year.

"I love, love them," he said.

When confronted with the adjective 'dark', Reed bridled. "What about Otello?" he asked. "Don't men get jealous?" "Yes, even women," replied Hutchison. "I love you, Tracee," he responded.

This is only an approximate version of the exchange, which will no doubt soon appear on the program's Web site. When you read Reed's conversation, I hope you smile as well. I love to watch him on TV... Satellite of love... bom bom bom... satellite of love... bom bom bom... satellite of love... sa - te - lite - of...

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