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Walk on the wild side: 'I like to keep his very dangerous and wonderful and generous spirit afloat,' says Laurie Anderson about losing husband Lou Reed

Walk on the wild side: 'I like to keep his very dangerous and wonderful and generous spirit afloat,' says Laurie Anderson about losing husband Lou Reed

Walk on the wild side: 'I like to keep his very dangerous and wonderful and generous spirit afloat,' says Laurie Anderson about losing husband Lou Reed

Laurie Anderson has as many questions as answers. What do people in Ireland think of Covid-19? Are we frightened? What's going to happen next?

It is Thursday morning, March 12. Anderson is in Adelaide, Australia, so it's night-time there. It's a couple of hours before Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's momentous announcement of a shut-down of schools and colleges and indoor gatherings of more than 100 people, rendering all gigs null and void. The closure of pubs would come a few days later.

But at 9am that morning, it still feels like a comparatively normal day and Laurie Anderson is talking to Review in advance of a pair of shows at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, next weekend. The concerts, of course, are cancelled now although its bookers are determined to get her back at a future date.