Last weekend when I finished recording tonight's The Bottomless Pit, it had to be reworked to include an acknowledgment of the passing of one of the greatest of the greats, a man whose work I admire deeply — Lou Reed. I really regret that I didn't manage to meet him when I had the chance.
For most of the show, as originally planned, I borrowed my son Dean's iPod, set it on shuffle and tried to make sense of whatever jumped out. One unfortunate error: during the show I say that Dean is 15 years old — he's actually 14. Oops!
I had changed my tune by the time I was out of my teens, but when I was 14, if a piece of popular music wasn't brand new or "of the moment," I'd usually either ignore it or make fun of it. I'm glad to say that Dean has a better and smarter attitude about music; his iPod is filled with all kinds of great stuff that I've never heard before, mostly recorded before either of us was born. How about that!
Anyway, please join me for all that and more, on The Bottomless Pit, Saturdays at 10pm EDT — right after Vin Scelsa, right before Kara Manning — on 90.7FM WFUV and streaming online.
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