November 1, 2013

"Last week I promised Lou to get him out of the hospital and come home to Springs. And we made it!"

"Lou was a tai chi master and spent his last days here being happy and dazzled by the beauty and power and softness of nature."
He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai chi with just his musician hands moving through the air. Lou was a prince and a fighter and I know his songs of the pain and beauty in the world will fill many people with the incredible joy he felt for life.

Long live the beauty that comes down and through and onto all of us.
For reference: This isn't Lou, but is the 21 form:


2 comments:

Oso Negro said...

Sunday morning, praise the dawning
It's just a restless feeling by my side
Early dawning, sunday morning
It's just the wasted years so close behind

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning and I'm falling
I've got a feeling I don't want to know
Early dawning, sunday morning
It's all the streets you crossed, not so long ago

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Watch out, the world's behind you
There's always someone around you who will call
It's nothing at all

Sunday morning
Sunday morning
Sunday morning

EDH said...

Lou Reed's Jewish Identity: A Look Back At The Iconic Rocker's Relationship With His Faith

Though he was often flippant about his Jewish roots, his performances in Israel in spite of calls from other artists for a boycott lead some to believe that his connection to Judaism ran deeper than he perhaps let on. He last visited in 2008, and more recently, a team of researchers named a spider native to Israel after him. The aptly-named arachnid is a velvet spider that lives underground, a nod to Reed's background in the iconic rock band The Velvet Underground.

“My God is rock ’n’ roll. It’s an obscure power that can change your life,” he once said. “The most important part of my religion is to play guitar.”

It appears that he reconnected with his Jewish identity more formally later in his life.