Tag Archives: david bowie

TO BE PLAYED AT MAXIMUM VOLUME

I just picked up (or rather, UPS shipped me, from Amazon) the Ziggy Stardust 40th Anniversary LP/DVD-Audio edition, and I am in heaven. ZS was the first Bowie album I owned (on CD, the Rykodisc version) and it’s always been … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

My Teenage (Book) Crush

Inspired by this post over at The Awl, I thought about the books I read as a teen, and which ones I had absolute crushes on, and which ones I would be embarrassed by today. Surprisingly, there wasn’t too much … Continue reading

Posted in Miscellaneous | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Music: David Bowie’s Hallo Spaceboy

This Bowie song is one of my favourites, and this particular version (filmed during his 50th Birthday concert in 1997) is intense. 3 drummers, including Dave Grohl, several guitarists and bassists, and Bowie….

Posted in Music | Tagged , | 2 Comments

David Bowie is 65.

Expect me to do this every year, because I’ve been a fan of David Bowie since I was a kid, and I doubt I’ll ever stop. Though he hasn’t put out any new music since 2003-4, I keep hoping. So … Continue reading

Posted in Music | Tagged , | 2 Comments

The Unabashed Francophile Post, Part 11: My Trip to Paris (3)

Oh, my third day in Paris was a lot of fun! After a nice lie-in, we went to the Cimetière du Montparnasse. There are hundreds of famous people buried here (including the chess great Alekhine, philosopher Baudrillard, Charles Baudelaire, Guy … Continue reading

Posted in The Unabashed Francophile | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review: David Bowie – Starman

David Bowie: Starman, by Paul Trynka. (website) I haven’t read any biographies of David Bowie in recent years, maybe because a lot of what I picked up in the early 90s could easily be classified as utter rubbish. Over-dramatic tellings … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Music: David Bowie “Quicksand”

Posted in Music | Tagged , , | Leave a comment