Legendary rocker Lou Reed–the very apex of cool for world-weary cognoscenti–has canceled his stint at the Coachella festival due to “unavoidable complications.” Reed is nothing if not a wordsmith, and it’s safe to say he didn’t arrive at this felicitous phrase without flexing some intellectual muscle. Think about it–what commitment could “unavoidable complications” not get you out of?
We hope it’s nothing serious–that Reed’s just talking a little walk on the wild side. But we do worry the musician may not be giving his linguistic invention its due. These days, if you come up with something as bulletproof and comprehensive as “unavoidable complications” you don’t just say it, you own it. (And no, it’s not enough that a Google search for the term shows nothing but Lou Reed results.) So in the interest of protecting Lou Reed’s rockin’ coinage (and intellectual property, as far as we’re concerned), yesterday we purchased the domain unavoidablecomplications.com–and we’d like to give it to him. Because Lou Reed just made up the Everest of excuses. He should at least own the .com.