Friday Factory Tune: Pale Blue Ties

By January 14, 2011Friday Factory Tune

From The Washington Post, “1 thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: Pale blue ties“:”These days, the new power tie, the ne plus ultra of Washington accessorizing is the same for everyone: pale blue.”

Thirty-five years ago Patti Smith was already leading the nation — and Sweden — into this fashion trend with her performance of “Pale Blue Ties,” the Lou Reed-era Velvet Underground song.

The song has long been a favorite for the New Wave and alt-rock crowd, e.g. R.E.M.

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