I WUZZ FEELING VERY BLUE...
Podcasts 13 & 14 feature responses from myself and others to David Bowie's death on January 10th 2016.
I thought seeing as absolutely no one seems to have paid tribute to Bowie or talked about how much he affected their lives, I should give it a go as I'm such a trailblazer.
The two podcasts feature contributions from BaaadDad (talking in 1997 about the media response to the death of Princess Diana), Dara O'Kearney who wrote a wonderful blog post about his unusual relationship with Bowie, Kathy Burke who describes the bizarre Bowie based misunderstanding that unfolded on Celebrity Big Brother the week of his death, Johan Renck, who directed the videos for Blackstar and Lazarus, Jonathan Ross who talked to me about his own relationship with Bowie and his music, and Gaz Coombes who recorded a cover of a classic Bowie track in his home studio, especially for this podcast.
There's also a recording of my friend Dan Richards playing 8 Line Poem at the end of Part 1.
MUSIC CLIPS USED IN THE PODCAST
Extracts of Bowie's music featured in the podcasts: Quicksand, Moss Garden, Remembering Marie A, I Can't Read, Blackstar, Lazarus, Glass Spider, Space Oddity (Buckles remix), I Can't Give Everything Away...
'GRIEF POLICE' VS 'BOWIE BLUBBERERS'
I thought this was a nice response from Sali Hughes to Camilla Long et al who got so irritated by the outpouring of sentiment from 'Bowie Blubberers'. Sali's piece made me feel better on the day. Speaking of Camilla Long, you can see her tweets about Bowie HERE although it should be noted that this Express piece wilfully ignores the tone of a tweet Camilla wrote after Michael Jackson's death in order to make her appear more of a hypocrite.
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MY 2013 6 MUSIC DOC ABOUT BOWIE IS HERE
RANDOM BOWIE BITS THAT CHEERED ME UP THAT WEEK IN JANUARY
'ZIGGYOLOGY' a book by Simon Goddard that sometimes reads like a kind of sci-fi novel with the forces of time, space and cultural history conspiring to create the perfect conditions required to create a 'Ziggy'. At first I thought it would be rather an irritating read, but it's totally absorbing, well researched and clearly a labour of considerable love.
PUSHING AHEAD OF THE DAME, a very well written and exhaustively thorough analysis of every single Bowie song! And there's a book, REBEL REBEL, that's come out of the website too. It's not dissimilar to Ian MacDonald's Revolution InThe Head about the Beatles. I would think every Bowie fan would be grateful for a copy.