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Posted on 29 October 2013 (0)

I wrote another essay on Lou’s passing for Billboard.com:

For a New York music fan, Lou was of us and for us. Part of the city died today when he did.

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Saying Goodbye to Uncle Lou

Posted on 27 October 2013 (5)

Bottom Line, 1983. My first Lou show. Photo by me.

Back in the early 80s, I was lost in the back alleys of Amsterdam on a dark, foggy night. I opened the door to a bar, just to find my bearings and take a break. The interior was dark and smoky and I wasn’t sure if this was a good idea or not. Then, the jukebox kicked into “Vicious” and I relaxed, knowing without a doubt that this place would be just fine.

Variations on this scene have been repeated in Germany and Boston, Tel Aviv and Atlanta, and of course, right here in New York fuckin’ City. Lou Reed on the jukebox says, we are different here. Lou Reed on the jukebox says, different is okay here. Lou Reed on the jukebox says ‘home’.

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Posted on 08 December 2009 (0)


Lou Reed, Mo Tucker and Doug Yule in conversation with David Fricke, Live at the New York Public Library

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