Tag Archives: David Bowie

Postscript: Bowie and Lucifer

“We were listening to a lot of Kendrick Lamar,” says producer Tony Visconti. “The goal was to avoid rock & roll” Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/the-inside-story-of-david-bowies-stunning-new-album-blackstar-20151123#ixzz43sxhv5bn ***** The wings of Coincidence flutter about me again. I had a bit more to say on the topic of Bowie and Lucifer so I decided to prepare a postscript to […]

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Wondering about Bowie

I wrote last week about the difficult pleasure of trying to interpret David Bowie’s songs. Some people probably think it’s pointless to try and find any meaning in his lyrics in the first place because of his famous “cut-up” method for generating lines. And others would argue in a general way that all art is […]

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Listening to Bowie: the playful dichotomies

David Bowie keeps getting more and more interesting. Never mind that he died on January 10 this year. Good works don’t die, and death doesn’t seem to have done anything to dull the luster of his songs. If literary immortality means achieving the kind of life now shared by the likes of Dante Alighieri and […]

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What is a blackstar?

Inscrutable. Opaque. Beautiful meaninglessness. Those are some of the words critics use to describe the songs of David Bowie, particularly his grand, 10 minute track off the new album with the same title, Blackstar. The video for the song Blackstar came out about a month ago. I saw it and was spellbound. I watched it […]

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