A truly gifted performer has left us, taking a part of our youths with him. Lou Reed was sent before his time. He grabbed life by throat, and kept his grip until today. "Transformer" blew me away. That cover picture of the rent-boy with the baby's arm and cocked cap. "Satellite of Love" and "Perfect Day". All things considered, Lou had a good innings--he would have said this himself.
RIP, great man!