Lou always appeared to be a surly SOB and the gossip seem to back that up. Often cited as the “godfather of punk,” he brought a downtown swagger and snarling embrace of ugly and untouchable topics to his music that was shocking and addictive. No one else was singing about NYC’s gritty/dirty/druggy/ dangerous/exhilarating street life in the 60s/early 70s. Ol’ Lou knew some fascinating people and had some tales to tell. I, for one, am all ears.