Awesome is as Anderson Does

"Art rock" icon Laurie Anderson is an overall awesome person, an artist of many kinds. I just got an announcement from her mailing list that she and her husband, Lou Reed, are king and queen of this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade.

That is awesome.

She also has a new album coming out next week. Awesome. It's difficult to overestimate the impact Laurie Anderson has had on my musical tastes and on the way I look at the world.

2010.06.17 at 12:00am EDT