10.27.2013

you know her life was saved by rock and roll: lou reed, 1942-2013

Lou Reed, 1942-2013
Songwriter, Musician, New Yorker

"One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you're into jazz." - Lou Reed

"The first Velvet Underground album only sold 30,000 copies, but everyone who bought it started a band." - possibly Brian Eno

I was shocked and very saddened to learn of the death of Lou Reed at the not-old age of 71. Lou Reed made a lot of really worthwhile music, much of it after VU. I'm grateful that I saw him perform a few times, for his music, and for his politics. I'm really sorry he's gone.

1 comment:

Nova Canadian said...

Lou Reed's passing was a shock to me. I knew he had a liver transplant in the spring and I figured all was fine.

I saw him once in concert, years ago in upstate NY. After he sang "Take a Walk on the Wild Side" in a funky new arrangement,no less, I knew that I had achieved one ofthe great blessings in my list of todos in life.