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2013-11-01 12:38:18 AM
Page not fully loading for me.

Here's a link to the obit that works:  http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/read-laurie-andersons-obit-for-husband - lou-reed.html
 
2013-11-01 01:31:26 AM
That was lovely. Simple, touching and from the heart.
Goodbye, Lou.
Thanks.
 
2013-11-01 03:53:10 AM
Dude had like 2 good songs.
 
2013-11-01 04:24:01 AM
Australian news service played an interview they did with him.
It was awful for the interviewer. He does not accept fools and ripped her a new one. Including asking if she was going to ask a quality question. Darn but I will miss him just because of that interview.
 
2013-11-01 04:26:14 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude had like 2 good songs.


There is one in every thread. And you are *that* one.  Sucks to be you.
 
2013-11-01 04:29:21 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude had like 2 good songs.


gonna need a bigger boat
 
2013-11-01 05:01:53 AM
I never knew that Lou Reed studied Tai Chi for 30 years.
 
2013-11-01 05:06:03 AM
I remember a Laurie Anderson song or two from the 80's, had no idea she was even acquainted with Lou Reed.
 
2013-11-01 05:25:50 AM
I'm a big fan of Laurie Anderson but had no idea she was married, least of all to Lou Reed. I wish her well.
 
2013-11-01 05:29:55 AM
 
2013-11-01 05:39:25 AM
Her songs about her father's death are some of the most haunting pieces of music I've ever heard. Been a fan of hers for years.
 
2013-11-01 05:43:29 AM
Louie Anderson almost drowned ya know...
 
2013-11-01 05:44:19 AM
Well done. That's a nice set of words.
Death sucks - but love and beauty make life worth all the suffering.
Sail on.
 
2013-11-01 06:10:27 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude had like 2 good songs.


Yeah, he was ok. Nice epitaph from his lady.
 
2013-11-01 06:37:30 AM
Anyone else read that as <i>Louie Anderson wrote the obituary<i/>......... Hmmm what the hell would they have common?
 
2013-11-01 07:30:16 AM

Dr. Picklebacon: Page not fully loading for me.

Here's a link to the obit that works:  http://www.vulture.com/2013/10/read-laurie-andersons-obit-for-husband - lou-reed.html


Thanks. I got a blank probably No Script influenced page myself.

/if anyone hadn't read Please Kill Me... you should.
//also, playing Heroin on a jukebox is a GREAT way to thin out a crowd and get the bar to yourself!
///Only thing that rivals it that I've seen is Oh Comely from Neutral Milk Hotel
////Founders in Grand Rapids and Leopolds in Ann Arbor... not *our* fault you put both of those on jukebox options.  Just saying.
 
2013-11-01 08:08:22 AM
It's very nice, but can someone actually call themselves a  "loving wife"?
 
2013-11-01 08:21:52 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude had like 2 good songs.


Sounds high.

Here's my eulogy for him: Sh*tty musician, terrible singer, incompetent lyricist, complete asshole.  Pass me a shovel.
 
2013-11-01 08:24:04 AM
OH Superman....ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah
 
2013-11-01 08:29:48 AM
"He died on Sunday morning..."

That somehow seems appropriate.
 
2013-11-01 08:37:45 AM

jso2897: Well done. That's a nice set of words.
Death sucks - but love and beauty make life worth all the suffering.
Sail on.


They're the only things that do. Hope Laurie finds another connection that deep.
 
2013-11-01 08:39:30 AM
I agree, Autumn is a lovely time of year. If they ever get around to having an armageddon, I vote they hold in mid October.
 
2013-11-01 08:48:28 AM
She's very talented. I loved her on WKRP in Cincinnati..
 
2013-11-01 09:15:03 AM
Seeing that it's the time he died, this seems fitting. It also has a sense of foreshadowing.

Sunday Morning
 
2013-11-01 09:19:26 AM
I'm not sure how anyone who pays attention to the vividness and precision of lyrics could not instantly miss Lou Reed. I could see how people might say he's not for them as he never really seemed to be bland enough to please everyone. Personally, I'm glad he was apparently honest enough to do what pleased him and I think more Lou Reeds would make the world a better place overall. I love and respect the fact that he was always an honest pain in the ass. He didn't dumb down life or make it easy for people, but at least he seemed pretty genuine and true. If one can either be easy or be honest and the latter makes them a pain in the ass, I think it's worth it to be the pain in the ass. Thanks for that, Lou. I think some people appreciate it.
 
2013-11-01 09:22:04 AM

Alphax: I remember a Laurie Anderson song or two from the 80's, had no idea she was even acquainted with Lou Reed.


red5ish: I'm a big fan of Laurie Anderson but had no idea she was married, least of all to Lou Reed. I wish her well.


I came here for this.

Looks like they married in 2008.

I liked Lou Reed, but Laurie Anderson was more interesting as an artist to me.
 
2013-11-01 09:22:51 AM
A radio station I listen to was playing Satellite of Love yesterday.  What a bunch of crap.  I like Lou Reed a lot more than a few people in this thread, but it was comical to me that someone would pick that one to point out his musical contributions and significance.

The obituary was nice, and I'd love to read a more expanded story of their last days together if he did, in fact, die while doing tai chi.

/it was the winter of his life, but he died in the Fall.  Works for me.
 
2013-11-01 09:38:20 AM

Alphax: I remember a Laurie Anderson song or two from the 80's, had no idea she was even acquainted with Lou Reed.


Same here - I remember her from  seeing a couple strange videos back in the 80s (and maybe an SNL appearance - can't remember).  She looked a bit on the strange side.
 
2013-11-01 09:41:16 AM

The Muthaship: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Dude had like 2 good songs.

Sounds high.

Here's my eulogy for him: Sh*tty musician, terrible singer, incompetent lyricist, complete asshole.  Pass me a shovel.


No one has ever dared to be as edgy as you, sir.
 
2013-11-01 09:58:30 AM
Oh, Laurie Anderson. I need some coffee. Also, beautiful tribute.
 
2013-11-01 10:07:08 AM

SlagginOff: No one has ever dared to be as edgy as you, sir.


Actually, I think my lack of edginess is part of what makes me despise him.
 
2013-11-01 10:11:07 AM
I'm still not sure if this actually happened, but here's my (possible) CSB...

It was early in the afternoon at Lollapalooza 2010. A hot and sunny day, and I was sneaking through the bushes in an area I wasn't supposed to be in, trying to avoid heavy foot-traffic. Coming toward me, also sneaking through the bushes, was an older couple in loose-fitting clothes. She was carrying a parasol.

I was two steps past them when it occurred to me... that was Lou and Laurie! No, it couldn't be. He had played a sub-headliner set the year before, but was not on the bill this particular year. But still, that was them. I'm 90% sure. So I turned to say something like, hey, you're Lou Reed, or something even dumber. And I said no, just let the moment pass.

To this day, I wish that I'd had something interesting to say in that moment. (Or this one, for that matter.)
 
2013-11-01 10:17:22 AM
Venus in furs. That is all
 
2013-11-01 10:21:50 AM

The Muthaship: SlagginOff: No one has ever dared to be as edgy as you, sir.

Actually, I think my lack of edginess is part of what makes me despise him.


What part makes you be "that guy" in his obituary thread?
 
2013-11-01 10:22:42 AM

LesserEvil: Alphax: I remember a Laurie Anderson song or two from the 80's, had no idea she was even acquainted with Lou Reed.

red5ish: I'm a big fan of Laurie Anderson but had no idea she was married, least of all to Lou Reed. I wish her well.

I came here for this.

Looks like they married in 2008.

I liked Lou Reed, but Laurie Anderson was more interesting as an artist to me.


I've had the pleasure of seeing her live on two occasions. She's very original and entertaining.

Saw Lou once too, in a small half-filled theater. He was superb.
 
2013-11-01 10:22:57 AM

someonelse: What part makes you be "that guy" in his obituary thread?


It may be my last chance?

Watch for me in David Byrne's obituary thread.

It will be worse.....
 
2013-11-01 10:33:24 AM

Ed Grubermann: Her songs about her father's death are some of the most haunting pieces of music I've ever heard. Been a fan of hers for years.


Absolutely. She's an incredible talent.

Let X equal X.
 
2013-11-01 10:36:46 AM

phenn: Ed Grubermann: Her songs about her father's death are some of the most haunting pieces of music I've ever heard. Been a fan of hers for years.

Absolutely. She's an incredible talent.

Let X equal X.


I met this guy,
And he looked like he might have been a hat-check clerk,
at an ice rink.
Which, in fact, he turned out to be.
And I said, "Oh, boy. Right again."

Her first solo collection, "Big Science", is a masterpiece.
 
2013-11-01 10:42:28 AM
So sad, I bet she's wondering who's going to Walk the Dog now.
 
2013-11-01 10:43:38 AM

markfara: Her first solo collection, "Big Science", is a masterpiece.


Fark it. I'm going to put that bad boy on right now.  ;-)
 
2013-11-01 10:43:51 AM

exvaxman: Australian news service played an interview they did with him.
It was awful for the interviewer. He does not accept fools and ripped her a new one. Including asking if she was going to ask a quality question. Darn but I will miss him just because of that interview.


As a radio guy who has done many interviews over the last 25 years with a lot of showbiz people, I've never been unlucky enough to get an interviewee like that. If I do, I will cut to commercial and tell them to GTFO. I don't care how rich and famous you are. As long as the interviewer is being decent and respectful, there's no reason to be an asshole. Sure, they're doing me a favor by being on my show. But I'm doing them a favor by helping them pimp their album/tour/movie/whatever. Plus, it's always their people who call us to book the interviews.
 
2013-11-01 11:04:31 AM
http://youtu.be/MwpdvkMCIEE

Lou Reed's New York album from '89 just for all you haters talking trash on a revered artist

/ RIP Lou
// Condolences to Ms.Anderson
/// slashies
 
2013-11-01 11:28:06 AM

Dopgang: http://youtu.be/MwpdvkMCIEE

Lou Reed's New York album from '89 just for all you haters talking trash on a revered artist

/ RIP Lou
// Condolences to Ms.Anderson
/// slashies


Love that album. Perhaps even more than any other he has done.
 
2013-11-01 01:02:26 PM
Bless her for loving him.
 
2013-11-01 02:19:35 PM

buntz: OH Superman....ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-11-01 02:24:30 PM

Mr_Fabulous: I'm still not sure if this actually happened, but here's my (possible) CSB...

It was early in the afternoon at Lollapalooza 2010. A hot and sunny day, and I was sneaking through the bushes in an area I wasn't supposed to be in, trying to avoid heavy foot-traffic. Coming toward me, also sneaking through the bushes, was an older couple in loose-fitting clothes. She was carrying a parasol.

I was two steps past them when it occurred to me... that was Lou and Laurie! No, it couldn't be. He had played a sub-headliner set the year before, but was not on the bill this particular year. But still, that was them. I'm 90% sure. So I turned to say something like, hey, you're Lou Reed, or something even dumber. And I said no, just let the moment pass.

To this day, I wish that I'd had something interesting to say in that moment. (Or this one, for that matter.)


For what it's worth, I found your anecdote mildly interesting. At least I would repeat it if it were mine.
 
2013-11-01 02:27:17 PM
Lou Reed left an indelible mark on modern music.

Laurie Anderson is amazing.  She is also very strange, but equally amazing.
 
2013-11-01 02:57:48 PM
If Lou was as good as everyone likes to claim it seems to me he would have a sold a few more records.

After all there are probably 3 mm people in the US who consider themselves hip to Lou and even THEY didn't rush out to buy his product.

Just pointing out the obvious.

And yeah, the live version of 'Sweet Jane' from RnR Animal and the song 'Street Hassle' are farking awesome.
My point still stands..
 
2013-11-01 03:00:55 PM

douchebag/hater: If Lou was as good as everyone likes to claim it seems to me he would have a sold a few more records.

After all there are probably 3 mm people in the US who consider themselves hip to Lou and even THEY didn't rush out to buy his product.

Just pointing out the obvious.

And yeah, the live version of 'Sweet Jane' from RnR Animal and the song 'Street Hassle' are farking awesome.
My point still stands..


I've got pretty much everything he ever did. Not saying I absolutely love ALL of it, but I do own it.

That's just me, though.
 
2013-11-01 03:50:58 PM

douchebag/hater: If Lou was as good as everyone likes to claim it seems to me he would have a sold a few more records.

After all there are probably 3 mm people in the US who consider themselves hip to Lou and even THEY didn't rush out to buy his product.

Just pointing out the obvious.

And yeah, the live version of 'Sweet Jane' from RnR Animal and the song 'Street Hassle' are farking awesome.
My point still stands..


You don't have to go out and buy an artists every recording and still think that they are great artist. Nor do you have to do so and acknowledge what a huge impact Lou had on other artists, musicians or otherwise. I mean, I can see how Mozart made a huge impact on artist the world over, but I'm not going to go out and buy a bunch of Mozart records. Classical ain't my thang.
 
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