A lot of people who love music are really saddened by the passing of Lou Reed. I have to admit, I'd never listened to Lou before meeting Dan Zielske back in 1989 in Grapevine, Texas.
But Dan and weird music went hand in hand and I found his quirky taste utterly charming. He expanded my musical views to be sure, even if I never really did come around on Orchestral Manuevers in the Dark.
It's been really cool to read all of the tributes to Lou's music and his infuence but I couldn't help but think, "Did he know he was that influential and that revered?" I'm guessing he did. Duh. He's Lou Reed. But it got me thinking about a book I recently read, Tuesdays with Morrie, wherein Morrie held a living funeral for himself so he could hear all the loving and tender and funny things people had to say about him.
Maybe that was a little self-serving, but heck he was dying, so why not?
Today, tell someone how much you appreciate them. Keep it simple. Spread it around.
As we are getting ready to enter a month where gratitude is the focus, why not?
I'll leave you with my favorite Lou Reed song. RIP Lou.