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Lou Reed is dead. Just let that sink in.
I’m not going to claim to be the biggest Lou Reed fan in the world. I don’t know as much about him as I’d like to. I have the first Velvet Underground & Nico album. I love everything I ever heard him perform, but for some reason I never bought more than that one VU album.
That said, I felt a deep sense of loss when I heard that Lou passed away. He was always one of those cool motherfuckers who represented a specific time and place, a certain attitude, a way of living. He was a genuine rock and roll badass. His lyrics were devastatingly honest, and his voice was pure imperfection. I remember watching some awards show many years ago, and when Lou started to sing it sounded like everyone was booing. I quickly realized that the…
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