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Aloha Friday Motivation | Lewis Allan Reed Edition | POST:102723

  Happy Aloha Friday! On October 27 th 2013, ten years ago today, Phish took the stage at the XL Center and dropped into a cover of Lou Reed’s “ Rock and Roll ” Just a few hours prior to the show, it had been announced that Lou Reed, musician, poet, punk, addict, visionary, etc…ad infinitum…had died. The cover was a glowing tribute owing to the fact that, when cultural phenomena occurred, Phish typically ignored referencing it in their music. So, to open the show with this cover signaled that Lou had had a heavy influence on the band, which Trey acknowledged at the conclusion of the song, calling for a brief moment of silence. Lou Reed was an enigmatic tour de force, equal parts puzzling and brilliant, drizzled with humor and an unhealthy dose of contentiousness. Born in Brooklyn, his rise to fame of public notoriety was as crooked a path as his long time love affair with drugs and alcohol. But Lou survived, created, annoyed, tested the limits of just about everything. Never a w