“One chord is fine. Two chords are pushing it. Three chords and you’re into jazz.”

– Lou Reed

Much of my music passes the above “into jazz” marker. That said, Lou Reed taught me a great deal about productivity, creativity, and the maxim that “sometimes, less is more.”

Sad tonight for Laurie Anderson, and for us, who are deprived of more “more with less.”

4 Responses to “RIP Lou Reed (1942-2013)”
  1. Jack says:

    Bye LOU :(

  2. That’s been a long time coming. The second record I ever bought in high school was White Light, White Heat. Seeing VU at the Bottom Line was my spouse’s first and only rock concert. Good bye, Lou…

  3. Sparky P. says:

    To me, Lou Reed was the first rock performer who never really “sang”; his vocal style was always more of a Sprechstimme quality.

  4. Christoph says:

    He will be missed :( I had one of my most magical moments on my piano with his songs. My wife can confirm this. Said to see him go.