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John Cale is paying tribute to his "school-yard buddy" Lou Reed. The Velvet Underground leader passed away from liver disease one year ago Monday.

Cale marked the anniversary by honoring his former bandmate with a new video for a re-recorded version of his 1982 track "If You Were Still Around."  In the clip, Cale is surrounded by orbs with images of Reed, Andy Warhol, Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, Nico, and others. 

In a statement released with the video, Cale wrote that he's "thinking of Lou."