Lou Reed dead at 71.
It's hard to believe that someone I listened to so much back in the day could be gone. Not that I ever met him in the flesh, but having a living connection to the music makes it seem more...editable. Unfinished, still flexible. Now it's just a bunch of catalog numbers.
But exceptionally influential, rocking catalog numbers.
Lou playing with the Raconteurs at the VMAs in 2006.