Lou Reed, who died yesterday, was an amateur photographer. Here he is photographing the people photographing him at the opening of the "Lou Reed's New York" exhibit at the Serieuze Zaken Studio in Amsterdam, October 10th, 2007. Photo by Corine van Mierlo, courtesy loureed.nl.
I've never seen the book.
(Thanks to Steve Rosenblum)
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Michael Tapes: "I had the pleasure of producing a live radio concert with Lou Reed on Dec. 26, 1972. It was part of the WLIR Radio Concert Series which we broadcast live from the Ultra-Sonic Recording Studios once a week for several years. I believe it was the first show he did as a solo artist. Or perhaps the first broadcast as a solo artist. It was a great night. Here is a photo by Steve Orlando:
"A funny Lou Reed story...I was assisting on a session with the Chieftains in Nashville in the late '90s. I had just come back from England where in the cab on the way to Heathrow I listened to the entire Lou Reed 'New York' album which had just been released. I was blown away by the live sound of the recording. Done in the studio, but with a sound and energy of a live performance. Talk about coincidence...the engineer I was assisting on the Chieftans' session was the engineer who did the Lou Reed recording! You can't get much different musically than the Chieftains and Lou Reed, so I asked the engineer how he came to work with Lou on that record. He told me, 'Lou is now drug free, and I was the only engineer he could find in NYC that didn't do drugs.'
"Rest in peace, Lou."
Ludovic: "do not have a single Lou Reed music file on my hard disk. It is, however, filled with several gigabytes of music by Laurie Anderson, whom he married, so at least people have a reference point when I try to explain my odd musical tastes."
Lynn: "On the news last night, a nice story about Lou Reed's most recent visit to Sydney. Early morning visitors to the Opera House were delighted to find Lou running a Tai Chi class on the grass nearby."