Asked for a record for my 15th birthday and my dad got me ‘Coney Island Baby’. Wonder what he thought of the cover?
One of my first pot experiences was getting high and listening to my cut-out copy of ‘Take No Prisoners’. Still can’t decide if worth the money…
While in high school, getting high with Greg and James and listening to ‘Heroin’ from ‘Rock and Roll Animal’ in the dark.
After hitchhiking my way across the USA, one of the housemates shows up with some stolen credit cards. Picked up a tape of ‘Berlin’ while on a shopping spree in Westwood.
Returned to the East Coast and was working at Penguin Feather Records when ‘New Sensations’ came out. Played it all the time in the store and caught a show down at DAR Constitution hall.
Once back in school, art class teacher invited us to bring in music to listen to while we worked. ‘Murder Mystery’ went over like a lead balloon. That’s Art Class at a Community College for you.
While traveling back and forth to Charlottesville to finish a B.A., ‘New York’ was my driving music. ‘Good Morning, Mr. Waldheim’ was my wake-up music that first term.
When first out of grad school, my wife got me the Velvet’s complete box set. Nothing like coding to ‘Sister Ray’.
Amazed to hear in 2008 he married Laurie Anderson, another one of my favorites.
Happy to hear him with the Gorillaz, happy to know he was always doing new things.
And just this summer, part of the vacation playlist included him singing a Sea Shanty.
One of the constants of my life has passed. Most glad he traveled here for a time and reported on what he saw.
"All conditioned things are subject to disintegration"