Monday, October 28, 2013

R.I.P Lou Reed

Rock & Roll Shape-shifter

He and The Velvet Underground forever changed the way we listen to popular music. Those first two records remain as mindblowing as ever. Even during his long solo career, Lou Reed proved that the possibilities rock & roll could offer were endless, and he further dignified the whole art form. My favorite album of his is New York. He'll be sorely missed.

Jenny said
When she was just five years old
There was nothing happening at all
Every time she puts on a radio
There was a nothin' goin' down at all
Then one fine mornin'
She puts on a New York station
You know, she couldn't believe
What she heard at all
She started dancin'
To that fine fine music
You know her life
Was saved by rock 'n' roll