posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 02:24 AM
reply to post by boymonkey74
Sorry dude I loved his stuff, he was a true artist.
Very likely he was. Chacun à son gout
. Glad you got something positive out of him.
I guess you have been very straight all your years.
That kind of personal allusion is unworthy of you. No, I wasn't very straight all my years, but I've never had much sympathy for the
self-destructive loser narrative and I still don't. Watching good friends slide down the tubes while making heroes, role models and excuses out of
people like Lou Reed didn't help.
But that's not my real complaint. My complaint about Lou Reed is that he was (1) a bad musician and (2) a bit of a prat. No doubt he had his
troubles, but that's never an excuse, is it?
Why even bother slagging the guy off? If you don't like the dude don't comment next time.
Because my goat is got by all the people who were essentially indifferent to Lou Reed while he was alive, but who are all posting videos of Walk on
the Wild Side
on Facebook and elsewhere along with their RIPs. People who only knew Lou Reed for that one song. People who, if they were more
familiar with Reed's work, would run screaming from it. Consider this my one-man backlash against internet Philistinism.
Again RIP dude you made my life take a different turn and cheers for that.
Oh yes, RIP by all means. I'm glad he had a positive effect on your life. Maybe your tribute to him should be a few words about that on this thread.
No doubt they'll make more pleasant reading than my animadversions.