By now you all know, Lou Reed died yesterday at the age of 71. I will save the avalanche of words illustrating Lou Reed's greatness as we all are aware just how unique and groundbreaking Lou Reed's music was. Sometimes obtuse, sometimes painfully beautiful.
It's funny how people bubble up in your thoughts. Just last week I was speaking with a friend who told me how a mutual acquaintance of ours had officiated over Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson's wedding here in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado. I did not know that. And the week before, we were celebrating our Flip-Side birthday by noting that one of our posts on The Velvet Underground's Sweet Jane (demo version) was one of our Top 10 most popular posts ever. And now this.