How many hours of my life have I spent listening to David Bowie?
Bowie the Visionary
“So it’s like, just take advantage of these last few years because none of this is ever going to happen again.”“The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it.I see absolutely no point in pretending that it’s not going to happen.I’m fully confident that copyright, for instance, will no longer exist in 10 years, and authorship and intellectual property is in for such a bashing.”At 55, I don’t really think it’s going to change very much.As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three.How long? And what do I do with the time I’ve got left?
TIMARU HERALD WANTS TO KNOW WHOSE SHIRTS YOU WEAR
(via youtube. thank you, youtube)
There is not a ‘favourite’.
Bowie sings of Jung, Himmler, Crawley, Orwell…
Don’t believe in yourself
Don’t deceive with belief
with death’s release
I’m not a prophet
or a stone age man
Just a mortal
with the potential of a superman
I’m living on
“Big Brother”Lyrically, the song reflects the ending of Nineteen Eighty-Four, where Winston Smith’s brainwashing is complete, and he loves Big Brother.“Chant of the Ever Circling Skeletal Family”This song is David Bowie’s interpretation of George Orwell’s “two minute hate” from his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four”.Its mesmerizing chanting represents the mind-numbing influence that the two minutes has over the brainwashed citizens of Oceania, 1984’s totalitarian government.”
To make “Low,” Mr. Bowie recalled: “I had brought the idea of having fundamentally an R & B rhythm section working against this new zeitgeist of electronic ambience that was happening in Germany.
It was terribly exciting to know that one had stumbled across something which was truly innovative.
This post could go on for ever, but it must end somewhere.
When I feel like adding something I will.
Thank you David Bowie.