Archive for the 'David Bowie' Category

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Folk / glitter / spaceman / plastic soul / mainstream pop icon and beyond, David Bowie transcended – no matter the genre or medium. The following collage is comprised of an hour’s worth of oddities and curios spanning a half century, unwashed and somewhat slightly dazed. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed / 1966-2016

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Rob Sheffield’s On Bowie begins plainly: “Planet Earth is a lot bluer without David Bowie, the greatest rock star who ever fell to this or any other world.” I read those words early Wednesday morning and turned them over in my head a few times, preparing myself for a book that more or less held that sustained, […]

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

David Bowie had a habit of covering the songs of other artists, sometimes sublimely, sometimes woefully. In turn, covers of Bowie songs range from the “why?” (see Barbra Streisand’s “Life On Mars?”; well, don’t really) to the weird to the rare version that manages to surpass the Bowie original. The earliest hail from a time […]

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

On May 20, 1979 – two days after the release of Lodger – David Bowie, along with a pile of his favorite records, took the reins at BBC Radio One. For two hours Bowie ran through and commented on a eclectic array of sounds; those of his influences, his contemporary peers and artists he himself […]

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Héros. French single release, 1977. Repose en paix, David Bowie. David Bowie :: Heroes (French Version)

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

New Bowie. There is only one. Via Blackstar, out January 2016.

Monday, April 13th, 2015

For several years now, Chris O’Leary’s Pushing Ahead of the Dame blog has been one of the Greatest Things On The Internet, with O’Leary guiding readers through the endless twists and turns of David Bowie’s fascinating career, song by song. Last month, Zero Books published Rebel Rebel, the first volume of this gargantuan project, covering […]