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Breakfast Tribute–Lou Reed

on October 28, 2013

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It’s sad to say good-bye to another unique performer in New York’s music history. Patti Smith must be feeling very alone. While I strenuously disagree with Lou’s New York-centric complaint that San Francisco’s Grateful Dead is “tedious, a lie, and untalented,” I couldn’t admire more his unfailing pursuit of new insights into life and love and artistic expression.

Reed’s obituary in today’s Times would no doubt have bored him to death, but I appreciated it for its inspiration for this morning’s post. Today’s generation of iTunes’ buyers don’t know what they’re missing when they buy one song that flies through the ether and lands in their player without context or the graphic talent of a marketer like Warhol.

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