The day "that fine, fine music" died

Not sure what I can add to the many, many tributes to rock pioneer Lou Reed, who died today at age 71, so here's a link to a couple of good ones, from the New Yorker and from my cyber-friend Greg Mitchell. I'll always think of Reed as a guy who with the Velvet Underground wrote and sang the tune that -- of all the many, many songs that try to define what rock 'n' roll is really all about -- actually sang the song that defines what rock 'n' roll is all about. It's called, appropriately, "Rock & Roll" and it really captures the shock, awe, and life-saving powers of that fine, fine electrified music:

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