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Saying Goodbye to Lou Reed

   Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is. – Saul Bellow      On October 27, we lost Lou Reed. As the internet lit up with shock and then sadness, I felt numb. “These are Coptic times” to paraphrase Bad Brains. Cynicism reigns supreme. Here I am a struggling writer in a morally corrupt LA, feeling bad about a rich, …

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Here Comes the Waves: Lou Reed In Memoriam

In the early 90s, I remember an intense conversation with my friend Rob about a goth girl he had met and was thinking of dating. He was physically attracted to her, and she seemed into him, but she hated Lou Reed. And that bothered him. “I don’t understand it,” I remember him sayiing. “She likes the Cure and Siouxsie and …

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