Archive for the 'David Bowie' Category

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Cracked Actor, the BBC produced Bowie documentary focusing on the changeling’s time spent in LA post-Ziggy/pre-Station To Station, is a raw—at times unsettling—look into the artist’s life and career during the mid ’70s. A period often mythologized as a sort of hedonistic manifest destiny gone purgatorial limbo, the always svelte Bowie is positively skeletal here—a […]

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Versatility: a trait that when forced, more often than not, suffers from feeling exactly that way. Historically this is an issue David Bowie has avoided for the most part—especially during his 70s peak. Unlike a number of the artist’s contemporaries, Bowie has, rather effortlessly, traversed the ins and outs of various trends, fashions, and genres […]

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

“We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep beep.” From 1980. “Fashion,” one of my favorite Bowie bangers with Robert Fripp happens to be one of my favorite Bowie videos as well. Beep beep. + Download David Bowie via eMusic’s 35 free MP3 no risk trial offer ____________________________________________________________________________________

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Bowie’s Space Oddity LP has never ranked as one of my favorites in his catalog—and one would be hard pressed to hail it as essential—but damn if the 2nd disc of this new reissue doesn’t just keep bringing me back. Tracing various sides of Bowie’s early persona, from rough-hewn to orchestrated, the set paints an […]

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Ever seen a grown man attack a guitar? Watch Adrian Belew on tour with Bowie in ’78. + Download DRM free digital music via eMusic’s no risk 25 Free MP3 trial offer. —————————————————————————————————————————–

Monday, August 25th, 2008

Speaking of Brian Eno collaborations, last week at the Echo, Sylvia’s between-band DJ set included “Boys Keep Swinging,” my favorite track off Bowie’s Lodger LP. Culled from the third and final installment of Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy, with Eno wearing the producer’s cap, Lodger has the dubious distinction of being known as the most critically panned […]

Friday, August 8th, 2008

“It was like walking into the future. When that strobe light started going, it seemed like everything was black, white and silver – except for his red hair.” – L.A. DJ Rodney Bingenheimer This one, in the world of Bowie fans, is a long time coming. Culled from a local radio (KMET-FM) broadcast, October 20, […]

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

In keeping with this weeks Bowie vibe, here is a re-post from last May. Also, have you noticed the prominent use of the Mott’s “All The Young Dudes” in the Juno trailer?? While I was never an ardent fan of Ian’s band Mott The Hoople, I have always loved their biggest single hit, the David […]

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Last week I missed Of Montreal’s return trip to Los Angeles, as I had to unexpectedly leave town. I was especially looking forward to Kevin Barnes vamping on ziggy-era Bowie. It goes a little something like this… Related: Speaking of, have you read 2005’s Moonage Daydream: The Life & Times of Ziggy Stardust, peened by […]