2013 in albums I couldn’t stop listening to
“Write what you know. Write what you don’t know. But most of all, write what you’d rather not know.”
“I’m always puzzled by the rhetoric of excellence. If I think about improving, then I feel bad about where I’m at. I don’t ask myself what I’m doing. I just do. It’s sort of a meditative discipline. I don’t ask myself what could be better because then I would just focus on what’s wrong with stuff. I just do and assume that the more you do something, the more you practice the tools you’ve acquired, the better you’ll get.”
“You protect yourself by thinking if you have all these rituals and routines then nothing can get you.”
“The last sentence in a piece is another adventure. It should open the piece up. It should make you go back and start reading from page one.”
“There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.”
― Lou Reed
Lou Reed died today at the age of 71.