Lou Reed must be broke. Or maybe he lost a bet. I can't think of any other explanation for why he's agreed to go all Beats by Dre on these Klipsch earbuds. Everyone needs to pitch in here.
There's something humiliating about seeing Lou Reed—Lou Fucking Reed—modeling a set of metallic purple in-ear headphones. This man is a rock and roll pioneer who struck fear into the hearts of the status quo. I don't believe that Lou Reed wears these in-ear headphones, but if he does, I don't want to know about it. I don't want to think about him walking the dog in the morning. Or going to Starbucks. I want to think about him strung out on the floor of the Factory saying weird and important things to Nico, Andy Warhol, and John Cale. Nevermind that there's no way that Lou Reed had anything to do with the design of these headphones. Purple? Not even in a glam way, man. This is a parody of a sponsorship.