Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Lou Reed . . . RIP

Lou Reed
(March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013)

"I don't know just where I'm going . . ."

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At 6:37 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

When you pass through the fire
you pass through humble
you pass through a maze of self doubt
When you pass through humble
the lights can blind you
some people never figure that out

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Pass through the fire to the light
pass through the fire to the light
It's best not to wait for luck to save you
pass through the fire to the light

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At 7:03 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

"Magic And Loss"

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. "Street Hassle", one of the finest pieces of music art I know of. A total pioneer. I got to see him exactly once, about 1990 I'd estimate, just Lou and his electric cello player at the time. My kid John played his stuff all afternoon over the weekend at the house, it was good to hear..."hold your head up high", indeed. --CPH

At 4:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And by the way, I don't believe there's any more effective way to get a fresh handle on who one's "edgier" friends are, than to have Lou Reed die. The outpouring is more than I would have expected, and impressive. I wouldn't be surprised if RS devotes an issue to him (not seen since John Lennon, I believe, tho there may have been another or two since).

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

What surprised me most was to discover that he was married to Laurie Anderson . . . though that also makes sense.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, and interestingly enough, they got married in Boulder. A local musician and concert venue guy, Nick Forster, had recently gotten "accredited" in some silly on-line church for fun, and so when Lou and Laurie came to town to do a show and noted they were wanting to find somebody to marry them, Nick volunteered. The rest was, I suppose, history!

At 6:20 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Hmmm . . . the marriage suddenly makes more sense, in part because the dubious procedure raises questions about their marriage's legitimacy, e.g., can that online church authentically accredit someone to perform weddings?

Jeffery Hodges

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