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Re: Whale spotted by the Statue of Liberty today
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Awesome having a wayward whale swimming up the Hudson.


F'king Lou always the cynic, must have been all that cheap lower east side heroin he was shooting
Only here could a post about a whale turn into a pissing match over misquoted lyrics.
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Awesome having a wayward whale swimming up the Hudson.


F'king Lou always the cynic, must have been all that cheap lower east side heroin he was shooting:



"Americans don't care too much for beauty
They'll shit in a river, dump battery acid in a stream
They'll watch dead rats wash up on the beach
And complain if they can't swim"


Guess he did not like his visit to Orchard Beach.







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It's was all a hoax, the whales were in fact Christie and Healy taking a dip together in the Hudson

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Sorry, for the mistake but when Lou Reed mentions Donald in the song there's only two Donald's that come to mind, one is Donald Duck and the second is Donald Trump. So, I assumed he was referring to Donald Trump. Anyway, it is a dark song about society in the late 80's. Which brings me to ask a question do you think society in general has gotten better or worse since Lou Reed has written that song. I mean he writes about pollution in the Hudson which today, the pollution in the Hudson has been lessened dramaticly. He also refers to racism to fellow mankind. Which I don't if it has gotten better or worse. Either way, a very poignant song from the 80's.

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Lou Reed "Last Great American Whale" a very dark song written about a whale that came up the Hudson River in 1989. The song even mentions Donald Trump in it and the cesspool of society. Kind of eerie considering recently another whale came into the Hudson River and now Trump is president.


FYI - It's not Donald Trump- it's John Mellancamp:

"Reed also drew inspiration from some of his friends and fellow artists. For instance, in the song "Last Great American Whale," Reed quotes John Mellencamp, referring to him as "my painter friend Donald."[2] Upon hearing the album, Mellencamp himself said, "Yeah, it sounds like it was produced by an eighth-grader, but I like it." Source

This Lou Reed lyric mentions The Trumps

Last Great American Whale

They say he didn't have an enemy
His was a greatness to behold
He was the last surviving progeny
The last one on this side of the world

He measured a half mile from tip to tail
Silver and black with powerful fins
They say he could split a mountain in two
That's how we got the Grand Canyon

Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale

Some say they saw him at the Great Lakes
Some say they saw him off of Florida
My mother said she saw him in Chinatown
But you can't always trust your mother

Off the Carolinas the sun shines brightly in the day
The lighthouse glows ghostly there at night
The chief of a local tribe had killed a racist mayor's son
And he'd been on death row since 1958

The mayor's kid was a rowdy pig
Spit on Indians and lots worse
The old chief buried a hatchet in his head
Life compared to death for him seemed worse

The tribal brothers gathered in the lighthouse to sing
And tried to conjure up a storm or rain
The harbor parted, the great whale sprang full up
And caused a huge tidal wave

The wave crushed the jail and freed the chief
The tribe let out a roar
The whites were drowned, the browns and reds set free
But sadly one thing more

Some local yokel member of the NRA
Kept a bazooka in his living room
And thinking he had the chief in his sights
Blew the whale's brains out with a lead harpoon

Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale
Last great American whale

Well Americans don't care for much of anything
Land and water the least
And animal life is low on the totem pole
With human life not worth more than infected yeast

Americans don't care too much for beauty
They'll shit in a river, dump battery acid in a stream
They'll watch dead rats wash up on the beach
And complain if they can't swim

They say things are done for the majority
Don't believe half of what you see and none of what you hear
It's like what my painter friend Donald said to me,
"Stick a fork in their ass and turn them over, they're done"

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Lou Reed "Last Great American Whale" a very dark song written about a whale that came up the Hudson River in 1989. The song even mentions Donald Trump in it and the cesspool of society. Kind of eerie considering recently another whale came into the Hudson River and now Trump is president.

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I watched the whale today from the GW Bridge down to Edgewater. Right now it looks like it is just past Weehawken heading down JC way. It was being followed by a harbor unit and another smaller red boat. It really was a sight to see - just beautiful and a very unexpected treat!

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