Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A David Bowie Birthday

Today is David Bowie's 67th birthday! I always like to acknowledge DB's birthday, being that he is my idol and all that.

I love this picture. It's been on my computer for quite some time-I don't even know where I got it from.

If you remember, on this day last year, DB announced the coming release of his first album in ten years! What an exciting day for his fans!

And while there were jokes made at my expense about his birthday ("Are you going to have a party?" "Are you going to dress up?"), I decided that a little tribute to his last album would be a nice way to go. I did joke about throwing him a party, but I don't think anyone would come celebrate with me...

Moving on.

It took a little while for his latest album, The Next Day, to grow on me. But after many listens (despite being unsure, I couldn't stop listening), I looked forward to the distinctive style of this album and got excited for the songs to pop up on my shuffled David Bowie playlist (which has about 200 songs on it, so it takes a long time to cycle). Here are The Next Day highlights (in my opinion).

I hope you are all familiar with this one, which is my favorite on the album: Where Are We Now? Love it. And isn't English a special language? The line, "The moment you know you know you know" totally makes sense.

This one, like the above, was released early, and there is something about it that I like: The Stars (Are Out Tonight).

The title track! This one was probably the first one to catch my attention after the two above: The Next Day. I realize that this is a bit disturbing, but I LOVE that DB is singing on the stage through all of these blasphemous images. It seems appropriate. I still love the song.

I am not sure when it happened, but this random song became a favorite: Dancing Out in Space. It doesn't have a music video, but it's a great song. I like the beats and the way he sings it. Oh those syncopated beats always get me.

So thank you, DB, and happy birthday!

"As long as there's me. As long as there's you." ~David Bowie "Where Are We Now?"

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