I'm sitting here preparing for a night of whiskey-fueled adventure and we're listening to this old Lou Reed show. He's doing Take a Walk on The Wild Side and it's chock full of some of the best stage banter I've ever heard.

Who else, other than maybe Tom Waits, has brilliant stage banter that isn't populated with predictable, preachy, ham-fisted, barbs at conservative America?


I went to a Steve Earle show YEARS ago and it was 3/4 political ranting. Same thing with Built to Spill....