Lou Reed in September 2013?

Lou Reed in September 2013?

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“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Sep 6, 2013
On Friday, May 31, 2013 11:29:21 PM UTC-4, tr...@iwvisp.com wrote:
> Lou Reed, the US songwriter, poet and vocalist with the Velvet
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> Underground, had a liver transplant last month, according to his wife,
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> the musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson.
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> "It's as serious as it gets. He was dying. You don't get it for fun,"
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> said Anderson, who added that her husband was now on the road to
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> recovery following the life-saving surgery.
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> Reed, 71, cancelled a number of concerts in April and had surgery in
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> Cleveland rather than in his native New York due to what Anderson
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> described as the "dysfunctional" hospitals in his home town. She said
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> in an interview with the Times: "I don't think he'll ever totally
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> recover from this, but he'll certainly be back to doing [things] in a
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> few months. He's already working and doing t'ai chi. I'm very happy.
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> It's a new life for him."
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> The couple, above, have been together for more than 20 years but got
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> married in 2008 following a spur-of-the-moment decision while talking
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> on the phone.
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> Anderson, whose 1981 single, O Superman, reached number two in the
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> British charts, spoke of her awe for the operation which saved Reed's
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> life.
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> "You send out two planes – one for the donor, one for the recipient –
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> at the same time. You bring the donor in live, you take him off life
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> support. It's a technological feat.
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> "I was completely awestruck. I find certain things about technology
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> truly, deeply inspiring."
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> Reed surprised fans in New York in March when he appeared at a
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> playback of his seminal album Transformer.
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> Best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the
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> Velvet Underground, Reed has also had a successful solo career
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> spanning a number of decades, producing hits such as Walk on the Wild
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> Side in 1972. Recent collaborations have included a 2011 album with
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> the rock group Metallica.
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> Anderson is due to perform at the Barbican in London this month with
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> the string ensemble, Kronos Quartet.
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> Ray Arthur

I haven't seen any updates on this... anyone know Lou Reed's current health condition?

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#2 Nov 7, 2013
"Passion--REALISM--realis m was the key. The records were letters. Real letters from me to certain other people. Who had and still have basically, no music, be it verbal or instrumental to listen to.[...] I'd harbored hope that the intelligence that once inhabited novels or films would ingest rock, I was, perhaps, wrong." -Lou Reed

No, Lou Reed... those of us who followed your sound & vision know you nailed it, time after time, & opened the doors for so many of us to make a stab at a fusion of song & story, and we will keep banging the door.

Adios, King.

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