Lou Reed is alive. Alive in those countless basement bands that he sparked. In the iconic rock artists he inspired. In the musical genres that spawned from his genius as well as the Velvet Underground's. Lou is alive on the radio. On turntables. On iPods. Lou is alive in those signature musical statements that he put his stamp on. Unconventional guitar chord progressions. Spoken vocals. Delirium. Lou is alive in art. In film. In poetry. In the relentless desire to experiment. Lou is alive in New York. Lou is alive in the world. So yeah, Lou Reed most certainly isn't dead.