01 June 2010

Well it can't be worse than Metal Machine Music...

According to the BBC Lou Reed and his Laurie Anderson are to stage a "high-frequency concert" for canines in Australia. "Music for Dogs",which is to be held outside the Sydney Opera House later this month, is billed as "an inter-species social gathering on a scale never seen before in Australia".

The couple said they have experience making music for at least one dog - their rat terrier, Lollabelle."She likes things with a lot of smoothness but with beats in them,'' Ms Anderson told the Sydney Morning Herald.

She said the inspiration for the performance at the Vivid Live festival in Sydney came while she was backstage at an event and thought: "Wouldn't it be great, if you were playing a concert and you look out and you see all dogs?"

The show, created by Ms Anderson, will last for 20 minutes as she says "dogs don't have a giant concentration span".

Those dreading a rerun of the appalling Metal Machine Music will be delighted to hear that the recital will be largely inaudible to the human ear.

Personally I thing it would be more fun to round up the surviving Velvets, lock them in a room, and throw in a few meat cleavers....


JD said...

if it is anything like this the dogs will all run away


Stan said...

This is my favourite news story of the day. I hope they video-tape it for posterity. Lucky for Laurie that she didn't think, "Wouldn't it be great, if you were playing a concert and you look out and you see all bears?"

jams o donnell said...

Frightening JD!

Now that would have been fun to see Stan!