Saying goodbye to Lou Reed and his rock ‘n’ roll heart

    It was shocking to learn on Sunday afternoon that Lou Reed had died. He seemed like such a tough guy that he would prevail against most anything. But he had been a smoker, certainly a user of drugs, and a hard drinker. He underwent a liver transplant in April—also a surprise—but he paid the price when his body gave out at 71. Lou was a tough guy. That is, he waded into dark allies with self-assuredness that he’d … [Read more...]