Apparently David Bowie told Laurie Anderson that Lou Reed’s collaboration with Metallica, Lulu, was his masterpiece. Anderson said so when accepting Lou Reed’s entry into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. I love that record. It is an endless well of inspiration. It’s epic, it’s dense, and it’s challenging. I do understand why there are some people that will never get that record, as it is steeped in chaos at times, but they are missing out on a one of kind. However, I never tire of hearing it. As dark as it is, its poetic ambition is astounding. I find it stimulating and life affirming. You don’t make such a thing unless you find the world an interesting place. It’s a record that is never far from my mind.