Andy had these silver balloons he was making. I guess it was art, something I didn’t know shit about. So when he first was doing the silver balloons, I came to the Factory on the weekend and he was just finishing them. There was maybe four or five of them floating around, I walked in and Andy says, “Oh Mo, look at my beautiful balloons…”
I said, “Who do you think’s going to buy this shit?”
Andy said, “Oh, oh, oh, oh no, people will like them…”
Then the next day, or a week later, he sold them for $3,000!
Boy Andy worked like a dog. He was always working, if not actually creating art—he was on the phone, planning something. He’d say to Lou and John, “You have to write a song every day.” I don’t think he said it every day, but I remember it as a joke, but not really a joke. Ya know, “How many songs did you write today Lou?”
They’d say, “Two.”
And Andy would say, “Only two?”
—Moe Tucker talks about her time in the Velvet Underground

Andy had these silver balloons he was making. I guess it was art, something I didn’t know shit about. So when he first was doing the silver balloons, I came to the Factory on the weekend and he was just finishing them. There was maybe four or five of them floating around, I walked in and Andy says, “Oh Mo, look at my beautiful balloons…”

I said, “Who do you think’s going to buy this shit?”

Andy said, “Oh, oh, oh, oh no, people will like them…”

Then the next day, or a week later, he sold them for $3,000!

Boy Andy worked like a dog. He was always working, if not actually creating art—he was on the phone, planning something. He’d say to Lou and John, “You have to write a song every day.” I don’t think he said it every day, but I remember it as a joke, but not really a joke. Ya know, “How many songs did you write today Lou?”

They’d say, “Two.”

And Andy would say, “Only two?”

Moe Tucker talks about her time in the Velvet Underground

Notes:

  1. nez-page-moon reblogged this from brianwilsonofficial
  2. why-dont-you-all-f-f-f-fade-away reblogged this from brianwilsonofficial
  3. brianwilsonofficial reblogged this from vicemag
  4. world-far-away-from-here reblogged this from damnsimper
  5. damnsimper reblogged this from vicemag
  6. ciydemcim reblogged this from mvictorias
  7. mvictorias reblogged this from diamond-dogs-rule-ok
  8. diamond-dogs-rule-ok reblogged this from ziggytheiggy
  9. ziggytheiggy reblogged this from nyarlathopic
  10. nyarlathopic reblogged this from tvlkingdeads
  11. tvlkingdeads reblogged this from vicemag
  12. imnothathot reblogged this from vicemag
  13. brianspersonal reblogged this from vicemag
  14. kimgill reblogged this from vicemag
  15. ellenandb reblogged this from inakingdomunderthesea
  16. ijustmakepizzapies reblogged this from vicemag
  17. rhapsoandash reblogged this from vicemag
  18. spookylestat reblogged this from vicemag
  19. yestisme reblogged this from noiseymusic
  20. dark--lands reblogged this from noiseymusic
  21. nedwills reblogged this from vicemag
  22. indiejauregui reblogged this from danstepich
  23. awake-before-dawn reblogged this from almondsour
  24. almondsour reblogged this from lipstickmystic
  25. danstepich reblogged this from vicemag