When I was a sophomore in high school, I was watching Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’ with a friend. The episode featured Lou Reed, and at this point, he was entirely foreign to me. My friend insisted that Reed was a genius, though, and from that day forward, I was absolutely hooked on his music. Within weeks I had surpassed that friend dramatically in immersing myself in Reed’s catalog. All these years later, that discovery remains the most poignant of all for me - it changed my life.