Lou Reed struck me as crochety. He'll probably hate reading that, as well as this headline, given that prior to our talk, 1) I was instructed to refrain from asking any personal questions, and 2) it describes him, not his music. He answered every music-related question I proffered in a world-weary, resigned tone, shooting them down with remarks such as "Does this have something to do with Metal Machine Music? Or is this a psychology test?" or "That's such a music-journalist question," as if he had to suffer stupid journalists... More >>>