Lou Reed was one of those artists I’ve had enormous respect for even if I didn’t listen to him 24/7. But last week I picked up Lou Reed on the Spotify radio feed. What an influence he had on contemporary acoustic — lyrics and sound as poetry. Little did I know he would be dead as of yesterday, October 27. 71 may be a ripe old age for members of the Velvet Underground. Hopefully Reed’s music will not die. Rolling Stone magazine has published 20 Essential Tracks

He had a great run!