Friday, December 13, 2013
i saw Amazon peddling some big Lou Reed Velvet compilation today. Everybody's darling, if I may borrow a phrase. In death Lou is cashing in like he never could when he was alive. The major headphone endorsement deal at the very end of the line seems perhaps a bit strange and oddly timed. Why cash in at the end, like Laurie Anderson needs the bread? I guess in death his punk, anarchic message is finally safe for the masses. Lousy guitar player, but gutty enough to pull the whole thing off.
I love Lou, wore out Transformer, loved him when he was alive too, damnit. You can check the tapes.