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Sometimes you get so lonely.

Feels like there’s no one to talk to , so I talk to you again.

Watched “Spinout”, the 1966 Elvis movie.  In this movie, Elvis sings a song called “Smorgasbord”.

A song called “Smorgasbord”.

And in this song, there’s a line:

“I’ll take the dish I please, and I please the dish I take…”

Go to :15.

I know it really wasn’t his fault, but this is the year “Revolver” and “Pet Sounds” came out.  After “rubber Soul”.

This song was written by the same team that wrote “Devil In Disguise”.

I find it difficult to list my favorite David Bowie album, since most of them have some pretty big flaws. I suppose I would choose Hunky Dory from start to finish. But if there’s one record of his that influenced me more than any other (I didn’t hear Hunky Dory until well into my 20’s) it would have to be “Low”. The choices he made production-wise with those Berlin records still befuddle me. The drums are cacophonous but the bass (played by the tragically underrated George Murray, my favorite bass player of all time) is something that I try to emulate even now in my own ham-handed way. I also love this video for the way Bowie can teeter and fall at any minute.  Coke? Heroin? No sleep? Who cares?

Stanley Dorfman also directed:

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I’m stupid, maybe.

Explain Eminem to me.

Last night I was literally too bored to move, and the TV found its way to something called “Eminem Takeover” which featured nothing but Eminem videos. Torture. Someone explain how this ridiculous piece of ego:

is any less laughable than this:

or any less sad. Note that the Eminem “song” features the standard sensitive female singer chord progression. So pretty much the rock-bottom lazy LCD (lowest common denominator) with string bed underneath to make it (shudder) DRAMATIC. It’s shit. I’m worse off for having seen it. So explain this guy’s popularity.

Explain Beyonce to me. Some twisted marketing campaign to turn a pretty good singer into some kind of faux diva (she’s not a diva..in fact, this guy was more of a diva than she ever was or will be. Go to 6:30 into it and he explains.) with “attitude”. In reality, she’s not fit to mop Aretha’s flop sweat.

It’s too bad our standards are so low, and that there’s nothing that separates the real with the fake. I can’t watch Palladium without looking for disparity between what is being projected sonically and what I am seeing.

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