Rock In Peace: Lou Reed

There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.

Lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter of the Velvet Underground Lou Reed, passed on at the age of 71 this weekend. Perhaps best remembered for the solo hit Walk On The Wild Side, Reed was an icon of the music industry whose career spanned nearly 50 years.

Apart from Perfect Day, my favorite Lou Reed song is Sweet Jane, although I am partial to the Cowboy Junkies version which Reed himself admits is “the best and most authentic version I have ever heard.”

But anyone who ever had a heart
they wouldn’t turn around and break it
and anyone who ever played a part
They wouldn’t turn around and hate it
Sweet Jane, Sweet Sweet Jane…