Friday, December 16, 2016

And The Stars Look Very Different Today...


Despite all the great new music released this year 2016 will be remembered as the year we lost so many iconic artists. Here's hoping that 2017 does not follow a similiar trajectory. Like so many I grew up listening to the music of David Bowie, always eagerly awaiting what he would do next. Over the course of 29 studio albums he remained a musical pioneer with a breadth of vision that was unparalleled. My introduction to the music of Bowie was the Let's Dance album which, although not amongst his best work, certainly piqued my interest and started my journey into Bowie's back catalogue. From there I worked my way backwards to the classic 70's albums, with Station To Station becoming, and remaining, one of my all time favourite albums. Even now, almost a year after his death, it is hard to believe that we will not get to hear a new Bowie abum in the future. 2016 however saw the release of his best work for many years with Blackstar quite rightly sitting atop most of the year end best album lists and is a fitting end to the career of one of the most influential and enigmatic musicians these Isles have ever produced. I had the good fortune to see Bowie in 2003 on what would turn out to be his last tour. With a setlist including Rebel Rebel, Changes, Starman and Ziggy it was a night I will never forget and illustrated why the music and legacy of David Bowie will never die.


17 comments:

  1. Welcome back to the blogosphere, Scott, (and with a great tribute post, too!)

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  2. Fuck sake Scott, where the hell have you been! Welcome back pal

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    1. What do you mean, it's only been a year :-) Be back again in December 2017...

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  3. Welcome back Scott, good to hear from you

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  4. Lovely to see you again. And a great post. Fab that you saw Bowie!

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  5. Thanks SA and C,feels good to be back. When I started the post this afternoon I had completely forgetten how to add a pic and video it's been that long...

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  6. Nicely said Scott. Have you heard the three otherwise unavailable Bowie tracks on the 'Lazarus' soundtrack? 'No Plan' is particularly wonderful.

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    1. Haven't heard them yet The Swede, hoping I've dropped enough hints for Xmas and a copy of the soundtrack will be in my possession a week tomorrow.

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  7. Great to see you back Scott
    Hope all is well with you

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  8. Thanks CC,all good here..good to be back.Hope all is good with you.

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  9. Good grief, now THAT's what I call a Christmas present: he's back!!! Hope the next hiatus won't take as long as the last one, Scott: good to have you back, man!

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    1. Thanks Dirk, I'll be back posting more regularly in 2017.

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    1. Thanks Luca, hope you and yours had a great Christmas and New Year.

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  11. Happy New Year Marie, best wishes for 2017.

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