inessential by Brent Simmons


I'm going to the Lou Reed show tonight. Years ago I made up a song: I Wanna Be Lou Reed. It's still true. If you're roughly my age (early 30s) there's a strong chance you think that the Velvet Underground invented music. You've noticed that "icon" is an anagram for Nico. When people mention The White Album, you think of VU's white album with the big yellow banana on the cover.

Sheila's got more about Lou Reed -- and about the long-awaited return of Jamie Moyer to Seattle's starting rotation.