Bowie Top Six #5: Word On A Wing, 1976

'Religion is for people who fear hell,  spirituality is for people who have been there.' Yoo-hoo The day David Bowie's death was announced via Facebook was awful, from waking up to the news, but made more tolerable by people posting their favourite Bowie songs; the ones that meant the most to them. Mine is Word On... Continue Reading →

Bowie Top Six #3: Heroes, 1977

'Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming'   The David Bowie Archive 2012 Image/V&A Images By 1976, David Bowie, superstar, was suicidal. His nose was always dripping, as if he had a perpetual cold. His cocaine addiction was veering out of control, like a vehicle with no brakes. 28, he had not quite... Continue Reading →

Bowie Top Six #2: Fame, 1975

'I think too much has been made of this alter ego business.I mean, I actually stopped creating characters in 1975  - for albums, anyway.' Bowie did big boys' music for big girls' blouses throughout his theatrical glam rock period, when I paid scant attention. I was more into Steve Harley, Judy Teen. Retrospectively, I collected and still... Continue Reading →

Bowie Top Six #1: Starman, 1972

 'Style is about the choices you make to create the aspects of civilization that you wish to uphold.'    'David Bowie' remains in Bardo for 49 days from his departure on January 10th, i.e.: another six nights. He is more present now in our consciousness than before his ostensible death, since when everyone else has... Continue Reading →

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