Lou Reed is playing the

Lou Reed is playing the Royal Carre Theatre in Amsterdam, May 11, and I’m going to try to get tickets for it tomorrow. Listen to this clip of Reed performing his Romeo had Juliette on the World of poetry site: The perfume burned his eyes, holding tightly to her thighs, and something flickered for a minute, and then it vanished and was gone. The man’s a poet. My claim to fame? I used to work with Lou Reed’s assistant’s brother.

On Reed’s site I found this link to photographer Timothy Green-Sanders’ site. Check out the photo of Robert de Niro… portrait of the actor as an old man. [ update: reader Russ Harlan corrects my error. The picture is of the painter Robert de Niro, father of the actor. ]