Lou Reed, born today, has reached the age of 69.
Yeah. Nearly seven decades on this planet, the survivor, and one of the inadvertent inventors of punk rock has influenced thousands and made it into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame with lo-fi songs about drugs and sex and obsession.
This shouldn't freak me out, as John Cale, another founding Velvet Underground member, has a birthday exactly a week from today, and he too, will turn 69.
We all get old. That's reason enough to celebrate.