Lou Reed is SXSW 2008′s Keynote Speaker

From Statesman:

Eleven years after Louis Black called Lou Reed’s booking at the old Austin Music Hall “disrespectful to the Austin music community” when it bumped up against the Austin Music Awards, Reed will be the keynote speaker for the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference and Film Festival. The speech will be in conjunction with a screening of Julian Schnabel’s film “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin,’ ” which documents a recent performance of the landmark 1973 album. (full story)