Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Mayonnaise Soda

From, eh, Channel Ate, one of the great food related songs: Lou Reed's What's Good.

Reed uses food to express his odd pop wisdom about experiencing life as he copes with the loss of a friend.

Not incidentally, looking back to the WesFoodie's Yiddish Walkabout of the Palate, Lou Reed was a student (at Syracuse U.) of Delmore Schwartz and not accidentally, a Jew as well. So in his own beautiful and idiosyncratic way, Lou Reed has carried forward the great Yiddish tradition - he is of the Zscheni (Yiddish for "genius").

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