I was browsing through several blogs and sites last night and learned something interesting.
Lou Reed who passed away this week was married to Laurie Anderson.
She has written about his passing, saying he was a “prince and a fighter”.
Laurie Anderson remembered her husband Lou Reed as “a prince and a fighter” and for “the incredible joy he felt for life” in a letter published yesterday in The East Hampton Star on Long Island. Reed died Sunday at 71 of liver disease while the couple were at their home in Springs, New York.
“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,” Anderson wrote. “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.” Read more »
Lou Reed has died aged 71:
The NZ Herald reports:
Singer and guitarist Lou Reed has died at the age of 71.
The legendary musician, best known for his work as guitarist, singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground, passed away at the age of 71, six months after undergoing a liver transplant in May. Read more »
That is what Andrew Sullivan asks in referencing this article at The Atlantic by Leah Sottile.
In my experience, metal isn’t for angry people. It’s bigger than anger. Better, even. I’ve found most metal musicians and heavy music aficionados aren’t nearly as pissed off and angry as people assume.
And that got me thinking: Is it possible that listening to angry music could make people happier? Do hours and years of loud riffs and screeching vocals pummeling your ear drums actually mellow you out? Read more »
The moral of the story? No matter if you are a drummer or a party leader – you’re replaceable.
To all the Fathers out there, Happy Fathers Day.
Special Fathers Day thoughts to my Dad.
My favourite song about fathers is Cat Stevens singing Father and Son.
This song, from Day Above Ground, called ‘Asian Girlz’, is making all the news all over the world and has more than one million views on Youtube in just 3 days.
Fairfax even had a story about it yesterday…but have now taken the story down. Why is that? Are they censoring news?
Here is a screen shot from Google of their article in the search results. Read more »