My heart is a little heavy today. Lou Reed has died. I’m very fond of Lou Reed. Very fond. He stands beside David Bowie as one of my really early influences in music-beyond-the-radio. Of course it was my friend, Karen*, that put on that album with the banana…and I was hooked. Ironically, it was around 1986 (I was 16) when I realized who the Velvet Underground were. But it wasn’t until I was about 19 or 20 that I understood who the Velvet Underground were.
RIP Lou Reed ~ I wonder if St. Peter made you wait?
*Karen – what would my music tastes have run to if it was not for you??