Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lou Reed: Things Even Out - Issa's Sunday Service

There's a bit of magic
In everything 
And a bit of loss
To even things out
~ Lou Reed

The Last Interview

Lou Reed - In Memory - 9 Songs 
Nine Songs by Lou Reed

"To our neighbors:

What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.

Lou and I have spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we’re city people this is our spiritual home.

Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!

Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature. He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air.

Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life. Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us."

— Laurie Anderson
his loving wife and eternal friend


to saintly eyes
they are bodhisattvas...
cherry blossoms
translated by David G. Lanoue


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Ed Baker said...

call "it" by any other name....
the sound is ....... Love

there is NEVER ever any need to
sanitize the WOOSSHHHH of it-all, ever.

this is an hell-of an interview ! thanks.

Andrea said...

Great post on many levels. Thank you Lou, Laurie, Don and Master Issa.

Mary Frederick Ahearn said...

Ed says it all - thanks once again, Don for bringing this to us. Very moving.

Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Cheers, Ed, Andrea, and Mary ... ever faithful readers.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the wonderful post and interview - Lou Reed was cool - way back to Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground . . .

If you google "lou reed interview metallica" -look for the thing - you'll find an amazing interview of Lou Reed and the Metallica band members - 2011 - concerning the "Lulu" album - the collaboration between Reed and Metallica. I find the album incredible - it's really weird and really good. In the interview Lou Reed says that it was his best work, for what that's worth. Also it amazed me that Reed posted the album online on a website where anyone could listen to it for free - and it's still there - incredible.


Issa's Untidy Hut said...

Thanks for the reminder, Jeffrey - I've yet to take on the challenge of the Lou/Metallica collaboration and will do so with your prompt.