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Lou Reed by TheKemper

Lou Reed was proof that artists are more important than all the people making noise about art.


Lou Reed was everything that Any Warhol could not be even though everybody loved Andy. 


Without Lou Reed's work I might not be able to believe that the New York in which I was raised really took place.


Peel a banana.




His wife's obituary:  www.easthamptonstar.com/Obitua…

"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."

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jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I was/am a big Lou Reed fan, back to the Velvet Underground. I remember many, many years ago, there was a big snowstorm in DC. Lou Reed was playing downtown, and my boyfriend and I had no car. We took buses until they stopped running because of the snow. Then we tried to get rides, and finally walked a good distance to Constitution Hall. Out of the entire place, there were only a handful of people who had made it. Lou Reed came out, thanked us for making the effort to get there, and then had everyone move as close as possible to the stage. Then he put on one of the best damn concerts I've ever seen. RIP Lou Reed.
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makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014
For all the years I put-in in DC, I was never rewarded that well!
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, it was UNFORGETTABLE. How long were you in DC? Actually, I was only hmm..maybe 16 years old at that concert. I still remember what I wore-weird?? It was a velvet hooded cloak over something, but mainly all velvet-black. Very appropriate for a blizzard- ??? No, not really..still, memories, love them :heart:
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makepictures Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
Three years in DC for law school.  How great to see Lou Reed at 16.  I first saw Bob Dylan at 15 in the Village.
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, boy- you commented on this on 12/11/14. I guess I don't have to state the obvious- I am WAY BEHIND on everything here on DA. I may request a math whiz to figure out a formula for this problem: "How I can respond to comments, thank people for favs & watches and STILL look at photos & take photos & make a living & take care of ..myself?" The kicker is that there are many X factors that must be considered & only I know about them, so I guess I have to figure out my own formula No, I disagree!  Hey, based on past experiences, that shouldn't be too hard :D. Do I respond here to all the GREATS I saw at 15, 16 & 17 years old? Compare our pasts? No, probably not a good idea, yet.. I may be back, or I'll send you a message. In my mind, I was never 14 or 15, too wise & self-sufficient. I think I missed childhood, but you can't have everything :D  
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, hell! OK- which law school? Georgetown, George Washington. American University- or none of those? Other concerts that I remember from age 14 to 17 or so: I saw Rolling Stones, John McLaughlin & the Mahavishnu Orchestra (twice) followed by Frank Zappa (who was featured & normally fantastic, but just came out on the stage and shook his head- said he didn't think he could follow that performance), Spirit, Pink Floyd, the Who, Santana, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan- oh, forget it- too many to remember. I love NY, always have.  
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
shakespeareskull emoticons wink 
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PAULLONDEN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Andy Warhol 
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KovoWolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
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EVEL-ONE Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
 Oh no ,
How? I didn't hear about it.
Do you know what happened?

The world has lost a large part of it's magic
without him. 

It so sad :heart:   
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pulbern Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:( :clap:
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wingsofdragons Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
so sad  we have lost a beautiful person
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TheKemper Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for choosing my art, even if the circumstances suck balls.
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makepictures Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
It's off my favorite photo of him.

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TheKemper Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
yep.  Transformer.  amazing picture, amazing record.
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Photographer
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makepictures Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Photographer
BANANAH!!
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