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Sad news that Lou Reed passed away… I was never a hug fan of his music, besides some of the more well known songs like “Wild Side”…but in college I did geek out about the Velvet Underground and their debut record, mainly because of this song:
Such a powerful song, and Lou’s voice is so haunting and heavy. I have to thank my buds Bill Reid & Marco Collins for both sharing this video…I couldn’t imagine trying to interview Lou, but I would hope I would bring a little bit more to the table than these “journalists”:
In a 1982 interview, producer Brian Eno had a great statement about Lou’s influence…saying that while the first Velvet Underground album may have sold only 30,000 copies in its early years, quote, "everyone who bought one of those 30,000 copies started a band." I couldn’t agree more with this!
Based on Brian Eno’s comment about Lou Reed…when has a celebrity inspired you to do something, and what was it? Here are some of the texts we got:
I was 8 years old I watched the first Rambo movie inspired me to be a Marine
Dwayne the rock Johnson inspires me to get up and give it my all everyday
Dave Mustaine's battle with heroine helped me to get clean 13 years ago
Any celeb (Macklemore, Steve O, etc) who live in the chaos and dysfunction of the limelight that are outspoken about their recovery inspire me to keep this battle going just one more day.
Yo Steve when I saw Brock Lesnar F5 the Big Show at Survivor Series 2002 at Madison Square Garden it inspired me to start working out. I still can't squat 500 lbs like he can but I'm getting close.
Strange as this might be, BJ, you inspired me to see a therapist, since I have some issues like you. I am better off for it. My wife is happier too. Thanks!