Lou Who?

Before I began researching Lou Reed for this article, my knowledge about the proclaimed “godfather of punk” was extremely minimal. I knew he was the key member of the Velvet Underground, that he had ups-and-downs with part-time pal David Bowie, and most recently, that he released the critically panned “Lulu,” a collaborative effort between Reed […]

Lou Reed is Dead and I am Sad About It

What could I say about Lou Reed that someone else hasn’t already? It would be disingenuous (and even disrespectful) to try. I grew up listening to him, in various incarnations, without ever knowing it was him. My parents are classic rock junkies, or they were when I was little, and those radio stations had their […]