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Lou Reed dead

(I refrained from posting BREAKING...also searched, apologies in advance if there's already a thread).

by Anonymousreply 16008/04/2014

"Walk On The Wild Side"

Holly came from Miami, Florida Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A. Plucked her eyebrows on the way Shaved her legs and then he was a she She says, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" She said, "Hey, honey Take a walk on the wild side"

Candy came from out on the Island In the back room she was everybody's darling But she never lost her head Even when she was giving head She says, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" Said, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" And the colored girls go "Doo do doo do doo do do doo ..."

Little Joe never once gave it away Everybody had to pay and pay A hussle here and a hussle there New York City's the place Where they said, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" I said, "Hey, Joe Take a walk on the wild side"

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets Looking for soul food and a place to eat Went to the Apollo You should've seen them go, go, go They said, "Hey, sugar Take a walk on the wild side" I said, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" All right, huh

Jackie is just speeding away Thought she was James Dean for a day Then I guess she had to crash Valium would have helped that bash Said, "Hey, babe Take a walk on the wild side" I said, "Hey, honey Take a walk on the wild side" And the colored girls say "Doo do doo do doo do do doo ..."

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by Anonymousreply 210/27/2013

Oh Lord. Velvet Underground changed my life. R.I.P. Lou.

by Anonymousreply 310/27/2013

And the colored girls go "Doo do doo do doo do do doo ..."

RIP, Lou.

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by Anonymousreply 510/27/2013

Please say it ain't so. I love Lou Reed.

by Anonymousreply 610/27/2013

Aw, no. Velvet Underground changed my life, too, and the way I listen to and think about music. RIP Lou.

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by Anonymousreply 810/27/2013

[quote]I refrained from posting BREAKING.

For which you are commended, OP.

And look. People are reading you anyway.

by Anonymousreply 910/27/2013

What happens to his liver?

by Anonymousreply 1010/27/2013

Now, he's really going to take a walk on the wild side -- IN HELL!

by Anonymousreply 1110/27/2013

[quote] Reed, who is bisexual, received electroconvulsive therapy as a teenager, which was intended to cure his bisexuality

I didn't know this.

by Anonymousreply 1210/27/2013

A loss of a great talent, but every bit of gossip I've read about him over the years indicates he was a mean, dreadful person. If you have a rotten Lou Reed story, please post it here in memoriam.

by Anonymousreply 1310/27/2013

[quote]What happens to his liver?

I'll take it!

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by Anonymousreply 1510/27/2013

I had a boyfriend who looked a lot like Lou Reed. He turned out to be "a mean, dreadful person," too.

by Anonymousreply 1610/27/2013

Who will be the third?

by Anonymousreply 1710/27/2013


One of the nastiest fucking assholes I ever met.

I actually laughed when I saw he died.

Yes this is personal.

by Anonymousreply 1810/27/2013

Maybe the electroshock treatment left him permanently bitchy, R13

by Anonymousreply 1910/27/2013

First Nico, now Lou . . .

by Anonymousreply 2010/27/2013

Love his live album, Rock 'N' Roll Animal, and think it is one of the best live albums ever.

by Anonymousreply 2110/27/2013

I feel for Laurie Anderson. They were together for a long time, even got married a couple of years back.

I saw Lou Reed in front of their apt. building some months ago.

Yes, I heard jerk stories about him. He was a mean drinker.

by Anonymousreply 2210/27/2013

RIP Lou. One of the greats and influenced more current artists than he knew.

by Anonymousreply 2310/27/2013

So many NYC 70s Icons are dropping lately.

by Anonymousreply 2410/27/2013

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by Anonymousreply 2510/27/2013

And yet, Keith Richards is still alive.

by Anonymousreply 2610/27/2013

[quote]And yet, Keith Richards is still alive.

I was thinking about this the other day.

And, I loved his music, but I am glad I never met him. I have not heard one good word about his personality.

by Anonymousreply 2710/27/2013

About 6 months ago, druggie 71-year-old Reed got a liver transplant. I wonder which average joe he knocked off the transplant list with his fame and money.

by Anonymousreply 2810/27/2013

If you look at Twitter right now you'd think this guy cured cancer and immunized orphans in refugee camps. Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 2910/27/2013

It's amazing he lasted this long. I remember seeing him play in the 80's, and he looked like death warmed over then.

A great talent nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 3010/27/2013

Really R27? I've always heard that Keith is a really nice guy.

by Anonymousreply 3110/27/2013

Possibly a jerk, but a brilliant, brilliant man and legend. Truly one of the greats.

RIP Lou.

by Anonymousreply 3210/27/2013

I think R27 is talking about Lou, not Keith.

by Anonymousreply 3310/27/2013

Agree that Rock 'N Roll Animal was an awesome live album (and great to get stoned and listen to).

Was listening to Transformer just a couple of days ago. It's till quite brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 3410/27/2013

No great talent, not a nice person, but a representative of arcane subcultures and rebellion.

I feel that this a an omen of huge proportions. I feel that Lou Reed's death signifies something coming that will be very dramatic and life-altering for all of us.

Get ready, people.

by Anonymousreply 3510/27/2013

I think Laurie made him a better man. While she's not exactly the warm and huggy type herself, she encouraged his social conscience and philanthropic urges. And it looks like they had a long loving relationship.

I wonder if she'll go public now.

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by Anonymousreply 3710/27/2013

Fuck Nico and her racist ass.

by Anonymousreply 3810/27/2013

For some odd reason, I always got Lou Reed and Iggy Pop mixed up.

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by Anonymousreply 4010/27/2013

Go to hell R28.

by Anonymousreply 4110/27/2013

What do you mean about the third? Who else died besides Reed?

by Anonymousreply 4210/27/2013

Marcia Wallace, Lou Reed, and I just read that John McVie has cancer so Fleetwood Mac is cancelling their tour. As someone who grew up in the 70s, this is all making me feel very old.

by Anonymousreply 4310/27/2013

Frankly, I always thought Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Dee Dee Ramone were really gay but couldn't accept it.

by Anonymousreply 4410/27/2013

Christ, more the "RIP I love you X, you will be missed" cunts here, who screech like vampires hit with holy water if you dare do a DL here.

He hasn't done a decent bit of music on 30 years, and was a creep and creepy, but of course he's an iconic and influential old rocker who was great. But the "You will be missed" shit is ridiculous from drippy cunts who haven't given him a thought in decades, except for his transplant, and who can only name two (at most) of his songs.

You can really see the truth of the "50% female" results of the DL poll, and other demographics producing a distinctly suburban-liberal-vegan stench here.

by Anonymousreply 4510/27/2013

The absolute worst person I ever waited on. Mean, nasty and abusive for absolutely no reason. Every waiter I know used to spit in his water. He was notorious. No tears shed here.

by Anonymousreply 4610/27/2013

Any dirt on Lou's same sex affairs? Bowie? Iggy? Anyone at The Factory?

by Anonymousreply 4710/27/2013

Oh please, R45. You're a fucking old fool.

by Anonymousreply 4810/27/2013

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by Anonymousreply 4910/27/2013

r45, BE GONE!

If Lou Reed never wrote another song after WOTWS he STILL would have been great.

by Anonymousreply 5010/27/2013

In keeping with R45, I wonder if Laurie will keep the Hamptons place.

by Anonymousreply 5110/27/2013

Heavenly wine and roses seem to whisper to me when you smile. . .

by Anonymousreply 5210/27/2013

Has anyone seen anything in major news outlets?

by Anonymousreply 5310/27/2013

This was my girlfriend's introduction to Lou Reed. She still loves it to this day.

by Anonymousreply 5410/27/2013

[quote]Really r27? I've always heard that Keith is a really nice guy.

Sorry, I was so not clear. I meant that I had never heard anything nice about Lou Reed.

by Anonymousreply 5510/27/2013

He was a real bastard. But WOTWS will forever be one of the greatest songs.

FYI - most people know who the factory people in the song are. The sugar. Plum fairy is Joe Campbell , the ex-lover of Harvey Milk.

by Anonymousreply 5610/27/2013

Just hit the Times.

by Anonymousreply 5710/27/2013

Never was a huge fan of his old stuff but loved this in the '80s.

by Anonymousreply 5810/27/2013

I admit, I don't think he was a nice guy. Probably just an asshole because he could be an asshole.

He probably fucked young unknowns, not stars, the stars weren't young enough.

by Anonymousreply 5910/27/2013

Lou Reed might have fucked Keanu, Keanu was just a kid when he met him.

by Anonymousreply 6010/27/2013

Soon John Cale will be doing whatever dance Welshmen do on his grave.

by Anonymousreply 6110/27/2013

r28, I don't think Lou Reed was above privately purchasing and gutting a virgin in order to buy a little more time on earth.

by Anonymousreply 6210/27/2013

The good die young. He lived to 71.

by Anonymousreply 6310/27/2013

Hit the New York Times as "Breaking News".

by Anonymousreply 6410/27/2013

R45 is a great example of how the elder gays won't rest until they've ruined this place.

News of the guy's death is still just a few hours old. Mourning one of the most influential rock musicians of his era makes one a "frau"? You, old man, are a fucked-up asshole with severe mommy issues.

by Anonymousreply 6510/27/2013

I appreciate the fact that he was a huge influence on many artists I admire, but his own output didn't do much for me.

by Anonymousreply 6610/27/2013

Couldn't care less if he was an asshole.

I loved getting high and fucking to his music.

by Anonymousreply 6710/27/2013

It wasn't on any news outlets when I heard about his death, so who first posted it?

by Anonymousreply 6810/27/2013

Did some radio station in L.A. announce his death because I'm kind of curious.

by Anonymousreply 6910/27/2013

It was Rolling Stone who broke the news.

by Anonymousreply 7010/27/2013

I did r68.

by Anonymousreply 7110/27/2013

So glad I never had the misfortune of meeting him. Always heard he was a complete asshole, and an interview he gave to either Spin or RS a few yrs ago confirmed it. Ugh.

R35 is bonkers. And that "Be gone!" fruit is pathetic.

by Anonymousreply 7210/27/2013

A friend of mine rode up an elevator with Lou in Cleveland OH in the 1970s. He was stoned blind and completely out of it. I think he went through most of the 70s like this. I am shocked he lived this long.

Personally, I liked his song "Sad Song." I would have liked it more had it not been him singing it, though.

by Anonymousreply 7310/27/2013

And he died on a Sunday Morning.

by Anonymousreply 7410/27/2013

And, I loved his music, but I am glad I never met him. I have not heard one good word about his personality.

I'll say a good word for him. In the 80s and 90s I had a friend whose mother worked as a personal assistant for CBS Records/Sony. She grew up in the 50s and hated rock and roll. Occasionally, she would be asked to pick up music celebrities at JFK and drive them somewhere.

She loved Keith Richards. Thought he was one of the sweetest, nicest people ever. The second time she picked him up, he remembered her name and was glad to see her, asked her how her daughter was, etc. No celeb had ever done that before.

by Anonymousreply 7510/27/2013

[quote] I'll say a good word for him.

R75 What does that story have to do with Lou Reed, for fuck's sake???? These dead celeb threads seem to bring out all the fruitcakes with their, "My best friend's cousin's wife saw him drive by in a limo in 1967." Jesus.

by Anonymousreply 7610/27/2013

I was aware of Velvet Underground when they were still together, and, although I liked that kind of music, I just never cared for them. Reed's solo output was even less interesting. I just don't think he was all that talented. He had nerve and courage and the balls to put mediocrity on vinyl, but he really just wasn't very good.

by Anonymousreply 7710/27/2013

R77, just give it up. You're embarrassing yourself. It's one thing to have shitty taste -- many people do. It's quite another to be proud of it.

by Anonymousreply 7810/27/2013


Meet R27.

by Anonymousreply 7910/27/2013

In tribute: Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" - one of his best, most evocative songs - performed by Reed and every featured artist you'd want - Bono, Bowie, Duran Duran, Joan Armatrading, Emmylou Harris, Laurie Anderson, and many others.

Watch it, it's worth it.

by Anonymousreply 8010/27/2013

His liver took a walk, I guess.

by Anonymousreply 8110/27/2013

Learn to write coherently, high school dropout at R79. This thread is not about Keith Richards. Your post is a mess.

by Anonymousreply 8210/27/2013

Had a great time smoking and fucking around w this guy in high school with the velvet underground & nico on.

by Anonymousreply 8310/27/2013

Thank you for that illuminating post, R83.

by Anonymousreply 8410/27/2013

Get. Ready. People.

Lou's passing will herald the end of an era as we know it.

It is a new day, a perfect day, and we will see it in all tomorrow's parties.

The opera gloves are off. All bets are on.

We are now entering the golden age of drag-mankind.

by Anonymousreply 8510/27/2013

Not a nice guy from what everyone says. Possibly a good interesting song or two. Laurie Anderson seems cold too, so in that they made a great pair, but I suspect Laurie will be on the lookout for a richer person to get together with now if she can & probably younger. Watch at how dolled up LA will be soon.

From everything people here at DL said, LA was totally devoted to him & would apologize for his behavior. He was a big drunk till the end I suspect.

by Anonymousreply 8610/27/2013

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by Anonymousreply 8710/27/2013

I think that Lou Reed's death signifies the Age of the End of Antibiotics.

by Anonymousreply 8810/27/2013

Neah, be ashamed not, sweet drag-man for the openly-carried tampon belt.

by Anonymousreply 8910/27/2013

R86, I liked Lou Reed's experimental stuff like "Original rapper" and "No Money Down", which got a lot of MTV airplay. This was the time of crap bands like The Outfield and Timex Social Club monopolizing airplay, so that in it self was an accomplishment.

I think Laurie's best "hit" was "Language Is A Virus". It was also played a lot on MTV and I wonder if it inspired Gaga on some level.

by Anonymousreply 9010/27/2013

Sweet Leather Lesbian Ladies, having pilfered the pussy, now it is time to love-bite the he-men.

And learn to love them.

by Anonymousreply 9110/27/2013

There's this anecdote involving The Velvet Underground and Cher. She saw them perform during their visit to LA in 1967 and walked out during the show, asserting that "The only thing they'll ever replace is suicide."

by Anonymousreply 9210/27/2013

[quote]He was a big drunk till the end I suspect.

You're wrong about that and pretty much everything else in your post.

by Anonymousreply 9310/27/2013

I own a bookstore in the SF bay area at which Laurie Anderson appeared in 1994 as part of her book tour promoting "Stories from the Nerve Bible". It was pretty much a mob scene and Laurie was a total doll throughout. Lou Reed accompanied Laurie at the appearance and behaved like an entitled diva a-hole....rude to staff and customers, bitching at me about his too cold cappuccino and his chair not being comfortable enough. He whined and pouted like a petulant 6th grader.

After experiencing his big-bag-o-bullshit, I felt sorry for Laurie and have always thought she could do sooo much better than Mr. Rude Reed.

by Anonymousreply 9410/27/2013

[quote] Aw, no. Velvet Underground changed my life.

Seriously, not being snarky, and honestly want to ask "how?" "It changed my life" is a common saying in regards to all sorts of things and often trotted out when someone dies.

So, in addition to simply giving a person joy and pleasure, how did VU music change your life? Inspired you to do something? Lyrics helped you view things differently and/or figure things out?

It's just one of those throw away phrases that can actually mean quite a lot or, on the other hand, nothing at all.

by Anonymousreply 9510/27/2013

[quote]Any dirt on Lou's same sex affairs?

I knew one of his BFs. He was a psychologist in the Village.

I was just listening to "Sick of You" in the car, and now this.

"I'm Sick of You I'm so Sick of You, bye, bye, bye Bye, bye, bye"

by Anonymousreply 9610/27/2013

R78/ Wow. I can't believe the level of rudeness on here. I'm the guy who didn't like him. Why on earth would you think I have shitty taste? What in my post did I say that would lead you to believe that I don't like good music, and am "proud" of it?!? What in my post would lead you to insult someone you don't know?!? I happen to have pretty good taste in music, but I think Reed is overrated. That's my opinion. Are you such a miserably unhappy person that you find it necessary to insult someone you don't know? Seriously; I just don't understand the rudeness of this site sometimes. I leave it for periods because of it, but always, eventually, come back. One day I won't. One word of advice: be kind to people. Don't be rude to them. Don't insult anyone. It's not hard, and it makes the world a better place.

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by Anonymousreply 9810/27/2013

Pipi. Zizi.

by Anonymousreply 9910/27/2013

When Warhol was managing the Velvets, he used to give Nico as much money after gigs as the rest of the band combined.

by Anonymousreply 10010/27/2013

I have a guardian angel keep him in my head When I'm afraid and alone I call him to my bed I have a guardian angel who keeps bad things from me The only way to ruin it would be for me not to trust me The only way to ruin it would be for me not to trust me I have a guardian angel who's often saved my life Through malevolent storms and crystal drums the angel on my right

by Anonymousreply 10110/27/2013

Holy Mother, twenty-dollar bag of dope, I am the Electro-shock treatment tit-banger on the fourteenth floor.

Cry for me, Daisy.

by Anonymousreply 10210/27/2013

I love how R97 urges us to be kind to one another while trashing someone who just died.

by Anonymousreply 10310/27/2013

[quote]Why on earth would you think I have shitty taste?

[quote]I think Reed is overrated.

Question, answer.

by Anonymousreply 10410/27/2013

didn't he have a new liver?

by Anonymousreply 10510/27/2013

Laurie Anderson is a sweet and thoughtful person. Some of you are fucking morons.

by Anonymousreply 10610/27/2013

:-((( .. Loved him.. R.I.P.

by Anonymousreply 10710/27/2013

A reporter once asked him to describe his personal style.

He replied : Junky Fag.

I'll always love him for that.

by Anonymousreply 10810/27/2013

R106 - who said anything bad about LA on this thread?

by Anonymousreply 10910/27/2013

R86, to begin with.

by Anonymousreply 11010/27/2013

Laurie I like, I think of her

by Anonymousreply 11110/27/2013

I just got home and saw this headline. I haven't read any of the previous posts. The only thing I have to say is that it's amazing that he didn't pull an alkie/drug stunt on Laurie earlier.

by Anonymousreply 11210/27/2013


MUSICALLY - A genius of the highest order.

PERSONALLY - The hatefulest, sorriest son of a bitch that ever drew breath. He treated other people in the music industry wonderfully, but treated the common man with hate and belligerent disdain. He was an epic asshole and death does not change that.

by Anonymousreply 11310/27/2013

his Sweet Jane was one of the songs I really liked as a teenager

by Anonymousreply 11410/27/2013

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by Anonymousreply 11510/27/2013

r113 - Yes, it does change that. HE'S DEAD. He can't be short with waitstaff any longer, so please do fuck off.

I can't stand idiots who think they're making some profound point by dwelling on the alleged personal imperfections of an artist or performer who's a total stranger to them. Who cares?

by Anonymousreply 11610/27/2013

That's the whole thing, if we go through life acting like assholes, that's the way we will be remembered and that is what we deserve.

We ask for it! So don't expect waiters to come here and sing the asshole's praises. It's not going to happen. We aren't all Hollywood ass kissers.

by Anonymousreply 11710/27/2013

I started listening to Lou Reed when I was 16. I was in a place of bad musical taste listening to crap like Slayer, KoRn & Limp Bizkit and one day I heard a Velvet Underground song and it changed everything for me. There was no going back.

by Anonymousreply 11810/27/2013

r116, did you even read the sidebar? DL is the home of "pointless bitchery." By all means go back to Facebook and post all the maudlin tributes you want to sparkly ponified Angel Lou passing over the Rainbow Bridge, but here we don't treat the dead any different than the living, and if they were douches we openly discuss it.

by Anonymousreply 11910/28/2013

I hope Debbie Harry is in good health.

by Anonymousreply 12010/28/2013

How come he died of liver disease - I thought he had a new liver?

by Anonymousreply 12110/28/2013

"I Met Lou Reed--And He Was Charm Personified"

"The thing I like about Lou," his manager had told me during the wait, "is that he could have had any girl he wanted, but he loves Laurie so much."

by Anonymousreply 12210/29/2013

Major artist, but a junkie and drunk who chewed people up and spit them out. Not a nice person.

I'm surprised he lived as long as he did. The liver transplant was a last-ditch effort and failed as his body rejected it.

by Anonymousreply 12310/29/2013

I was ruminating on the lyrics of Walk on 'The Wild Side', Candy Darling and Jackie Curtis are long dead, Joe Dallesandro and Holly Woodlawn are still alive, but what about the 'Sugar Plum Fairy'(I believe he's the guy who played the dark-haired hustler in Warhol's "My Hustler")? Did any of you, who lived in NY at the time, knew anyone who was part of that Warhol entourage?

by Anonymousreply 12410/29/2013

Still dead?

by Anonymousreply 12510/29/2013

So did Micky Mantle, r121.

Talk about 2 wasted livers.

by Anonymousreply 12610/29/2013

I'm curious about the Warhol entourage also.

by Anonymousreply 12710/29/2013

Since David Geffen was so into buying art and lived in New York, wouldn't you think he would have wanted some association with Warhol?

Or was he simply too straight at that point in his life?

by Anonymousreply 12810/29/2013

Aahh! The old days at Max's Kansas City. Hanging with Lou Reed, Andy Warhol, Fire, Rain, the crew from The Living Theater, the Caffé Cino. .. What memories..

by Anonymousreply 12910/29/2013

r122 I agree with you. "Have any girl he wanted but he loved Laurie so much."

LOL, yeah right. Sure.

BTW, what's the deal on LA is she also a big ol' drunk? Usually drunks marry other fucked up druggie drunks like themselves.

by Anonymousreply 13010/29/2013

Laurie Anderson is an artist and we don't shit on her here or anywhere else, R130. Lou Reed? Fair game.

by Anonymousreply 13110/29/2013

What an odd thing for his manager to say about Laurie, I believe Reed was lucky to have her, not the other way round.

by Anonymousreply 13210/29/2013

The liver rejected HIM.

by Anonymousreply 13310/29/2013

I thought he was married to a man named Rachel.

by Anonymousreply 13410/29/2013

[quote]BTW, what's the deal on LA is she also a big ol' drunk?

No, she's not. She's much, much nicer than you too.

by Anonymousreply 13510/29/2013

Brilliant musician, don't know what kind of person he was.

by Anonymousreply 13610/29/2013

[136] He was vicious, he'd hit you with a flower!

by Anonymousreply 13710/29/2013

So, he was bisexual?

He seemed to admit relationships with men at times, but then seemed to avoid it at others. And, he married women three times.

So, was he basically like a closeted suburban dad - intimate relationships with women, but sex with men? Any long-term boyfriends?

by Anonymousreply 13810/29/2013

One of the truly bisexual men.

by Anonymousreply 13910/29/2013

I think he always had one foot in the closet.

by Anonymousreply 14010/29/2013

Lou was a major league casualty of homophobia. The electroshock he was given as a teenager to "cure" his gayness probably gave him major league PTSD and prevented him from making a full emotional commitment to another man (his longtime companion Rachel, the "Coney Island Baby," was transgendered, and he reportedly beat the shit out of her.)

I get the impression that he married women because (a) obviously, he couldn't marry men, since that wasn't even legal when he was in his friskier years, and (b) he liked having a trusted woman in his life for reasons of companionship and protection. I doubt very much he and Laurie had any kind of sexual relationship. My guess is she wanted to take care of Lou in his old age and he decided sure, why not.

by Anonymousreply 14110/30/2013

It's true, women make good nurses and housekeepers. I mean if you could afford a nice wife, why wouldn't you? They are better then assistants.

Someone seemed to imply that Lou was impudent, later in life so, what's the difference?

by Anonymousreply 14210/30/2013

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by Anonymousreply 14310/30/2013

"Someone seemed to imply that Lou was impudent, later in life so, what's the difference?"

I just can't even...

by Anonymousreply 14410/30/2013

For Christ sake! I didn't mean impudent!

I meant impotent.

by Anonymousreply 14510/30/2013

I love "Walk on the Wild Side". Such a perfect example of the NYC that comes to mind for me. More genuine than the NYC of Woody Allen or Seinfeld. You can practically smell the urine-scented subways and streets.

by Anonymousreply 14610/31/2013

David Bowie's still alive...

by Anonymousreply 14710/31/2013

Me too, R39.

by Anonymousreply 14811/01/2013

Laurie Anderson calls Lou "a prince." Even John Cale comes up with something nice to say about him.

You know what I think, I think it's because it was right before Halloween, and they were all terrified he'd come back for them if they said anything to anger him.

by Anonymousreply 14911/01/2013

Why does his personality matter? I enjoy some of his music...not just old Velvet Underground or 70's stuff...and he deserves more respect than he's getting. A lot of crabby jerks die, but people don't dwell on it like they have for Lou.

by Anonymousreply 15011/01/2013

[quote]Lou was a major league casualty of homophobia. The electroshock he was given as a teenager to "cure" his gayness probably gave him major league PTSD

Is this true? Terry Gross had one of his managers on Fresh Air this week on her tribute to Lou Reed episode, and he seemed skeptical. He didn't say that it didn't happen, just that it wasn't as clear as everyone makes out, seemingly suggesting that it could be something that became part of the Lou Reed story over time, sort of an urban legend. So, he was on the fence as to whether it was real or myth.

by Anonymousreply 15111/01/2013

[quote] I can't stand idiots who think they're making some profound point by dwelling on the alleged personal imperfections of an artist or performer who's a total stranger to them. Who cares?

The people he treated like shit care.

Are they lesser mortals? Were they deserving of being treated like shit because they weren't junkie songwriters?

by Anonymousreply 15211/02/2013

[quote] Mister Reed and Miz Anderson forked over $1,495,000 for a private compound in the Barnes Landing area on the outskirts of swanky East Hampton, NY that is really more Amagansett than East Hampton.

It's really more Springs than it is East Hampton or Amagansett.

by Anonymousreply 15311/02/2013

but she never lost her head even when she was giving head

kind of like "only time will tell if we pass the test of time"

by Anonymousreply 15411/03/2013

I love women, I think they're great they're a solace to the world in a terrible state They're a blessing to the eyes, a balm to soul what a nightmare to have no women in the world

I love women I love women I love women we all love women

I used to look at women in the magazines I know that it was sexist, but I was in my teens I was very bitter, all my sex was on the sly I couldn't keep my hands off women, and I won't till I die

I love women ah, I love women we love women we all love women

A woman's love can lift you up, and women can inspire I feel like buying flowers and hiring a celestial choir A choir of castratis to serenade my love they'd sing a little Bach for us and then we'd make love

I love women I love women We all love women we love women

by Anonymousreply 15511/03/2013

Agreed R7 the velvet underground did that for me as well.

by Anonymousreply 15611/11/2013

Actually R141 Reed was bisexual and dated men in the 70s in NYC; but this is very old news.

I read an article that said Lou Reed's parents made him get electroshock therapy at 17 not because they thought he was gay but because he was an out of control teenager getting into drugs namely amphetamines, heroin, and pot.

I think it's amazing that Lou Reed lived to be 77 given the large amount of drugs he used for decades, how he was into IV drug use, and unprotected sex when nobody knew about HIV in the 70s and early 80s.

by Anonymousreply 15711/11/2013

Nice lyrics r55

by Anonymousreply 15811/11/2013

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone,Laurie says that she will see Lou in her dreams. If I were her I would never sleep again.

by Anonymousreply 15911/11/2013

Ohh it`s such a perfect day!

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