Postscript: Lou Reed

newyorker:

Sasha Frere-Jones remembers Lou Reed, who died today at the age of seventy-one: http://nyr.kr/1aiRlQx

"You can always imagine Reed and his characters talking directly to you, as if they were standing next to the song as it played, not entirely convinced by this whole ‘music’ scam."

Photograph by Chris Felver/Getty.