$55 to see Lou Reed??
Your article was right. He hasn't done anything worthwhile in decades and his shows are terrible. The only thing Lou Reed has left is an overactive hype machine.
In the Sex Pistols heyday, Johnny Rotten said why pay a ton of cash to see the aging Rolling Stones when he could see the Buzzcocks for a fraction of that. Same thing with Lou Reed.
Mass transit would be great if there are enough places where you catch a ride, if there are enough places to leave your car, if the trains leave often enough, and if the fares aren't too high.
Of course arts coverage is a key Indy cornerstone. That's not my point.
"What I did on my summer vacation" is just not interesting in and of itself, even if it's from Triangle resident. I have the same criticism whenever a local paper publishes notes from Joe or Jane's Caribbean cruise, culinary trip to Italy, or backpacking trip to Tibet.
I have to agree with Jay. These postcards from a local band playing a few clubs in Europe are thin gruel.
And it's not like this was a slow news week. For instance, wasn't there a primary election in the next state featuring a native son as a candidate?
Your best of 2007 list should include "Michael Clayton" and "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story".
I respectfully disagree with one of these posts.
Mel Gibson's Apocalypto was a d**n good thriller. There are a few forgivable faults, but it wasn't meant to be Citizen Kane, mind you. It was a much better thriller than most others offered in 2007, and it doesn't belong with the rest of the dreck mentioned on these "10 worst of 2007" lists.
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