Excitement for this year's Big Ears Festival builds with each performance announcement. Laurie Anderson, widow of Lou Reed and acclaimed performance artist in her own right, will perform pieces inspired by her late husband's avant-garde works as 'Lou Reed's DRONES.'
Perhaps a drone brings with it connotations of terror and unrest. However, in the instance of a rock orchestra, the term "drone" invokes something more humble--and Velvet Underground's John Cale finds the beauty behind the machines.
Lou on 'Glee,' a righteous would-be episode, indeed, thanks to Seth Kaufman at the New Yorker.