Martha Thomases: Sweet Lou

Martha Thomases

Martha Thomases brought more comics to the attention of more people than anyone else in the industry. Her work promoting The Death of Superman made an entire nation share in the tragedy of one of our most iconic American heroes. As a freelance journalist, she has been published in the Village Voice, High Times, Spy, the National Lampoon, Metropolitan Home, and more. For Marvel comics she created the series Dakota North. Martha worked as a researcher and assistant for the author Norman Mailer on several of his books, including the Pulitzer-Prize-winning Executioner's Song, On Women and Their Elegance, Ancient Evenings, and Harlot's Ghost.

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  1. mike weber says:

    May i call to your attention this version of “Swwet Jane”.

    Lou said at one point that he hadn’t heard this track when he said that Cowboy Junkies’ version was “the most authentic” version he’d ever heard…

    Also, if you haven’t encountered it already, may i direct your attention to Laurie Anderson’s obit for Lou? (If you showed me the head shot that accompanies the post and asked me who it was, i might never have guessed Lou Reed.)

    Saw him once, back in the mid-80s, at the Fox in Atlanta.

    Neil Gaiman said “his songs were the soundtrack of my life.” Why was i not surprised.

    And one more thing: The title of this YouTube video is a spoiler. Try not to read it.

    But, even if you do, try to imagine what a mindf**k it was when i caught it unawares on MTV, back in the period when he was refusing to do music videos…