Todd Haynes's Velvet Underground documentary looks to be magnificent

The Velvet Underground is my favorite band of all time. I've worn out the first four albums, hunted down bootlegs, read the books, watched the films, and smiled/stared nervously at Lou Reed across the room backstage at a Laurie Anderson performance. (He smiled back and nodded.) The Velvets were my entry point for studying the downtown New York City avant-garde music/performance scene of the 1960s—from La Monte Young to Marian Zazeela, Yoko Ono, Tony Conrad, Andy Warhol's Silver Factory, and the Film-Makers' Cinematheque. Those were the daze.

I absolutely can't wait for The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film by Todd Haynes to premiere on Apple TV+ on October 15.

As John Cale once said, "The avant-garde makes more sense to me."