TVD’s The Idelic Hour with Jon Sidel

Greetings from Laurel Canyon!

Woke up to a Canyon covered in fake spider webs, rubber bats, and plastic skulls. Halloween week was sweet, save one sad note.

Lou Reed died. Now five days after the news, what is there left to say? Has the internet sucked out every accolade, playlist, or song to post?


Thinking about what I would do for this week’s Idelic tribute to punk’s godfather, I thought of what Lou might say. Maybe he’d say, “Who the fuck cares?” Lou was a deep New Yorker, sarcastic, mind blending, incredible, brilliant, and beautifully free.

I’ll be your mirror
Reflect what you are
In case you don’t know
I’ll be the sun
The wind and the rain
The light on your door
To show that you’re home.
When you think the nights as in your mind
Bent inside, you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands, cause I see you.
I find it hard
To believe you don’t know
The beauty you are
But if you don’t
Let me be your eyes
A hand to your darkness
So you won’t be afraid.
When you think the nights as in your mind
Bent inside, you’re twisted and unkind
Let me stand to show that you are blind
Please put down your hands, cause I see you.
I’ll be your mirror

I mean, what can you say about the fucking guy who dressed us in skinny black jeans and escorted us to the dark side of town?

As a teen, just the sight of his record covers opened the door to a new aesthetic. Punk in its inception was literally a term which described Lou Reed. After all, he was a prick but made us realize our lives and our music were going to be different and cool.

I am not traumatized or in deep mourning. I just want to listen to an Idelic Hour of Lou Reed songs.

Respect and RIP dude…

The Idelic Hit of the Week:
Twin Shadow – Perfect Day

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