Log in | Jump |
Blessed be the funky. And the unfunky, they too shall be blessed. Just less funky.
This thing was constructed on April 10, 2009, and it was categorized as Rock.
You can follow comments through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and trackbacks are closed.

Surely I shouldn’t be watching this right now, since David Bowie is a PRS registered UK artist and YouTube and PRS are in dispute and all the music is blocked. Not this though, thanks to @lagowski for the steer. Mind you, Bowie has advocated and pioneered the use of music on the internet, and like Prince, and a select band of enlightened “old style” artists has seen the value of digital music sharing: an essential route to new fans, along with radio, tv and playing live. If they have never heard you, they can’t like you. For artists with something to say, it’s also a direct channel to the people they love the most – their fans. Do not underestimate the power of disintermediated uncensored mass communication.

This is a pretty rousing live version of the classic Bowie song, his rock anthem par excellence, but you can hear the march of a thousand gigs in the performance. Bowie uses his mature voice in a unique way though, what energy. I’m a big fan of Bowie’s “trilogy” songwriting period: Low, Heroes, and Lodger.

The first single I ever bought (aged ten) was Space Oddity.

/end fandom.

Post to Twitter Tweet this Post to Facebook Share on Facebook

This thing was constructed by .


You can follow comments through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and trackbacks are closed.

Comments are currently closed