Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the list includes Marvin Gaye, Link Wray, David Bowie, Jean Knight, and The Rolling Stones.
To the end of his life, David Bowie was excited about creating innovative sounds and collaborating with new musicians.
We have the obligation to look behind the music and the culture that glorified and perpetuated it.
“It might sound a little kooky comparing David Bowie to poet William Butler Yeats, but they had similar pitfalls as artists.”
Both David Bowie and Norbert Stein present distinctive and subtle approaches to the hybridizing of poetry and music.
Bowie the Legendary Rock Star and Bowie the Fashion Chameleon were flashier, bolder, than Bowie the Cinematic Iconoclast.
I trust Bowie, the way I trust Stevie or Miles or Aretha or Duke or Bach or Debussy or Ornette or Rahsaan or the recently departed Paul Bley.
Before Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, before Iggy Pop, before the New York Dolls, David Bowie was my personal post-’60s music inamorata.