Ah, but there's that O'Hara poem, too. This one gets a bit of dailiness from the past, where O was on the day itself, & then into the memory.
Still, this is felt, as remembering some real.
On Nov 6, 2013, at 12:04 AM, Bill Wootton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Well, the light bulb died too, at a stretch, Max and a live Lou favourite was The Day John Kennedy Died. But I take your point.
>> On 6 Nov 2013, at 5:55 pm, Max Richards <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> I may be the only person on this list not to know Lou Reed's sound or lyrics or story - till I saw some obituaries…
>> (Your title, Bill, covers less than half your lines, but I guess that's no problem.)
>> good funny memories well evoked.
>>> On 06/11/2013, at 6:53 AM, Bill Wootton wrote:
>>> The Day Lou Reed Died
>>> Not a Perfect Day for liver-ravaged Lou
>>> or perhaps it was, surrounded bedside
>>> by friends and family, as reported.
>>> Lou's 'Transformer' was on constantly
>>> at a party I went to in Balwyn one night,
>>> in 1973 it must have been. And I mean
>>> someone just put the stylus back on
>>> as soon as 'Goodnight Ladies' finished.
>>> Didn't sound repetitive; we just got more
>>> and more absorbed in that brittle world.
>>> Finishing playing pool in a sunken rumpus
>>> room later, no one could find the light switch
>>> so John Kenneth simply punched the globe,
>>> shattering it and leaving little shards on cloth.
>>> Back upstairs they were still listening to Lou.
>>> 'Sa - da - lite of love ...'
>>> Leaving the party, scenes of disarray -
>>> overflowing ashtrays and spilled drinks
>>> and in the corner on a beanbag, Jim H
>>> coiled up, headphones on,
>>> still wild siding with Lou.
>>> Vale Transformer.
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