The Greenwich Village Annual Halloween Parade is always an amazing spectacle, including last night. Lou Reed (1942-2013), New York's rock poet laureate, offered a more haunted, melancholy perspective of the event in his song "Halloween Parade." As the costumes swirled about him, Reed thought of the people no longer around. Above, Reed performed the song with his wife Laurie Anderson on violin in Paris, September 2009. You can also listen to the original and read the lyrics from Reed's 1989 album "New York"–or listen to the entire album, one of his greatest.