Lou Reed’s lack of humility and predilection for pomposity are well-known, so even though I can’t say whether he hatched the idea for the collaboration captured in this 2001 video clip–courtesy of the always entertaining WFMU blog–I feel fine blaming him for agreeing to participate in such an overblown travesty. It’s a trudge though his tune “Perfect Day” with some subtle harmonizing from Luciano Pavarotti.

Today’s playlist:

Russell Malone, Live at the Jazz Standard, Volume Two (MaxJazz)
Szely, Processing Other Perspectives (Mosz)
Tita Lima, 11:11 (Kajmere)
Ulrich Gumpert, Quartette (Intakt)
Death Ambient, Drunk Forest (Tzadik)