"Wicked as fresh red paint and poisonous as dried spiders" since 2005.
Monday, January 11, 2016
"THE STARS LOOK VERY DIFFERENT TODAY"
I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT A SHOCK IT WAS TO LEARN OF DAVID BOWIE'S DEATH.
My mother has always been a huge Bowie fan so I pretty much grew up listening to his music since I was the size of a little bitty alien. "THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS" remains one of my top 10 favourite albums. And Bowie himself has proved to be a major formative influence in my life. He famously was a chameleon and strove to be a leader and not a follower; to head in directions that were least expected. Robert Frost's "road less travelled". Along the way he's managed to create some phenomenal music. As a woefully inadequate tribute, I thought I'd list my top 10 favourite Bowie songs. Now, this is a particularly impossible and painful task -- to pick only 10 -- but I've taken my protein pills and put my helmet on. So here goes . . .
10. MODERN LOVE
9. PLEASE MR. GRAVEDIGGER
8. THIS IS NOT AMERICA
7. LADY STARDUST
6. FIVE YEARS
5. QUEEN BITCH
3. SPACE ODDITY
2. ASHES TO ASHES
1. LIFE ON MARS
All I can say is that the world just got a lot less interesting.