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Lou Reed, one of the founding members of The Velvet Underground and a god father of punk rock has joined the great garage band in the sky.



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Hi Tomas,
Thanks for that.
How about Perfect Day ?
and why not Walk On The Wild Side ?
(I was in London in those days...)
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RIP

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I just heard from my brother.  I am fighting back tears.  This blows!  RIP

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For those of you who didn't know, he was married to Laurie Anderson, she of Big Science, United States Parts I - IV, etc.
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Sad.  Condolences to Laurie and his other family and friends.  Truly a great innovator and an icon of American music and culture.  Rest in peace.
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Hi Tomas,
Thanks for that.
How about Perfect Day ?
and why not Walk On The Wild Side ?
(I was in London in those days...)

I just went with a song commonly associated with the man.

Here's one that I wish I had the talent to sing.



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That was the first thing that I saw after getting home this morning. Sad news indeed.  :(
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(tomas @ Oct. 28 2013, 9:24 am)
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Hi Tomas,
Thanks for that.
How about Perfect Day ?
and why not Walk On The Wild Side ?
(I was in London in those days...)

I just went with a song commonly associated with the man.

I thought it was a good choice.  It shows how much he could combine a few simple ingredients to create something memorable.  He had some minimalist tendencies, although I wouldn't stick him with label.
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This song had me dancing around the kitchen yesterday.  I lack Lou Reed's level of cool.  Everyone lacks Lou Reed's level of cool.


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Lou Reed: "My week trumps your year." (Speaking of the effects of shooting speed.)

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Among the several tributes & post-mortems on Lou Reed I've read since yesterday, the one linked below says it best IMO:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9892086/remembering-lou-reed


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Sweet Jane is a great song, no problem there...
I was into a nostalgic trip.
I had both " Lou Reed" and "Transformer" one on LP the other on cassette (!).
Both probably bought second hand in Soho(next to Piccadilly Circus, London); that was just down the road from where I lived.
Later I moved to a place close to Portobello Rd where Virgin Record had a store (their second)selling SH albums and cassettes with a recording studio at the back(down a lane)
Loads of free concerts at the time in London, we used to religiously buy Melody Maker every week.
Here is one that I don't remember but most likely had read :
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Among the several tributes & post-mortems on Lou Reed I've read since yesterday, the one linked below says it best IMO:
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/9892086/remembering-lou-reed

I think that captures him well.  I listened to many of his radio interviews over the years and marveled at the mood swings and provocations.  He dared everyone to hate him, yet he was extremely sensitive to criticism.  I particularly remember a series of interviews he did while "promoting" Metal Machine Music.  I put promoting in quotes, because he mostly talked about how he didn't think there was or should be a market for it, and anyone who found redeeming value in it was probably missing the point.
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RIP black angel. This also ties to the "lyrics" thread:



The myriad choices of his fate
Set themselves out upon a plate
For him to choose
What had he to lose

Not a ghost bloodied country
All covered with sleep
Where the black angel did weep
Not an old city street in the east
Gone to choose

And wandering's brother
Walked on through the night
With his hair in his face
On a long splintered cut from the knife of G.T.

The rally man's patter ran on through the dawn
Until we said so long
To his skull-shrill yell

Shining brightly red-rimmed and
Red-lined with the time
Infused with the choice of the mind
On ice skates scraping chunks
From the bells

Cut mouth bleeding razor's
Forgetting the pain
Antiseptic remains cool goodbye
So you fly
To the cozy brown snow of the east
Gone to choose, choose again

Sacrificials remains make it hard to forget
Where you come from
The stools of your eyes
Serve to realize fame, choose again

And Roberman's refrain of the sacrilege recluse
For the loss of a horse
Went the bowels and a tail of a rat
Come again, choose to go

And if Epiphany's terror reduced you to shame
Have your head bobbed and weaved
Choose a side to be on

If the stone glances off
Split didactics in two
Leave the colors of the mouse
Don't scream, try between
If you choose, if you choose, try to lose
For the loss of remain come and start
Start the game

Choose to choose
Choose to lose
Choose to go


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Rock and Roll Animal...Probably a top three guitar album of all time....

New York so appropriate in its time,,,

The Velvet Underground who knew they would be so influential at the time.

Lou Reed a master storyteller.

will be missed
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