Articles tagged david bowie

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology

In this excerpt from his memoir, Thomas Dolby recalls the breathtaking experience of playing with David Bowie at Live Aid, 2004.

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David Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? (1974/1976)

The second in the lavish series of box sets surveying David Bowie's career contains some essential classics, but is stretched a little thin and has some disappointing omissions.

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Rob Sheffield’s ‘On Bowie’ Is a Textual Funeral for an Idol

Portrait of Rob Sheffield as a young American.

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Living the Dream: Robin Clark and Carlos Alomar Remember David Bowie and Luther Vandross

"Then we got to a point in our lives when we met David Bowie … and I didn’t even know who David Bowie was."

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David Bowie - “I Can’t Give Everything Away” (Singles Going Steady)

This is a mesmerizing soundscape of synths with occasional flourishes of lush guitar and sci-fi effects that recall Bowie's early character of Ziggy Stardust.

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22 Mar 2016 // 1:00 AM

On David Bowie’s Life of Resistance

David Bowie's life shows us that the boundaries imposed by a dominant culture are more fluid than mainstream society allows – and that resistance is not futile.

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Chaos Does Not Mean Despair in Bowie’s Soundscapes

What Bowie's music describes, again and again, is that we were endlessly, relentlessly killing ourselves.

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Buried Bowie: 25 Deep Cuts

For all of the imagery that dominated the religiosity of Bowie  --  the fashion, the characters, the hairstyles --  what matters most are the songs. Here are 25 killer deep-cut Bowie originals, album by album.

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12 Jan 2016 // 11:35 AM

David Bowie - “Lazarus” (Singles Going Steady)

David Bowie painted his last strokes with life and death, in such a way that wasn’t contrived or overbearing.

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Mourning the Alien: The Many Lives and Powerful Death of David Bowie

In remembering David Bowie, we ask that you remember him two ways: through the eyes of so many others who saw so many different things in him, and through the biggest lie that he ever told us.

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Five Songs to Prove David Bowie Is Impossible to Capture in Five Songs

Here are five songs that capture how difficult Bowie was to capture. But it was always so interesting to try.

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There’s a Starman Waiting in the Sky: Remembering David Bowie

Artists too numerous to count have been influenced by David Bowie’s music, style, and various personas. He will never be forgotten.

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As Long as There’s Fire: David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ to ‘The Next Day’

Forty years after "Heroes", we discover the doomed couple wasn’t so doomed after all, those declarations of love weren’t as futile as we thought, and there are indeed heroes to be found.

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Counterbalance No. 16: David Bowie’s ‘The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars’

Up next for the Counterbalance series is No. 16 on Acclaimed Music's Big List—David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Press your space face close to mine!

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The Great I Am: Magic, Fascism, and Race in David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’

Blackstar addresses the tension between David Bowie’s avowed attraction to ideologies of blood and soil, and his equally committed obsession with African American musical forms and tropes.

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8 Jan 2016 // 10:10 AM

David Bowie - “Blackstar” (Singles Going Steady)

David Bowie offers up his iconic self in equal measure to both worshippers and detractors on "Blackstar".

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8 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

David Bowie: Blackstar

Blackstar is Bowie’s most unconventional album since his dual '70s masterpieces Low and ”Heroes”, and is a breathtaking and relentlessly fascinating piece of work.

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David Bowie: Five Years (1969-1973)

David Bowie presents a lavish box set containing classic albums that have been carefully remastered for amazing sound clarity.

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Adrien Reju - “Soul Love (David Bowie Cover)” (audio) (Premiere)

New York singer-songwriter Adrien Reju takes on the music of Ziggy Stardust as part of her unconventional examination of love on her new record Strange Love and the Secret Language.

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Adrien Reju - “Last Call” (audio) (Premiere)

The Sam Cooke-inspired "Last Call" is a track from Strange Love and the Secret Language, the forthcoming album from singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Adrien Reju.

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Searching for Wholesome Online Fun: LDS Gamers

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"While being skeptical about the Church ever officially endorsing video games, LDS gamers remains hopeful about the future, knowing that Mormon society is slowly growing to appreciate gaming.

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