A Music Video for “Ride Into the Sun,” by the Velvet Underground

This music video, for a Velvet Underground classic written by Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Maureen Tucker, was made today — for a song originally recorded in 1969, the year after I was born. I used Windows Movie Maker to assemble it, and “painted” the preview-pic for the video, using MS-Paint. Other programs I used, for other images in the video, include Geometer’s Sketchpad, MS-Paint (again) and Stella 4d: Polyhedron NavigatorOf all these computer programs, my favorite is Stella 4d, which you may try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

Four Pre-Velvet-Underground Songs Featuring Lou Reed

Credit where credit is due:  I found these at http://dangerousminds.net/comments/primitive_lou_reeds_pre_velvet_underground_recordings. They used to be highly-sought-after, rare recordings, but, well, the Internet has put a stop to that. Lou Reed and friends recorded them in 1964.

“You’re Driving Me Insane,” by The Roughnecks:

“The Ostrich,” by The Primitives:

My personal favorite of these four, “Sneaky Pete,” also by The Primitives:

“Cycle Annie,” by The Beachnuts:

Lou Reed . . . you are missed. Your music, however, lives on.