Saturday, December 13, 2014

Saturday Night at The Liberal Curmudgeon: David Bowie Live

With his constantly changing persona, appearance and musical direction, David Bowie is rock's ultimate postmodernist. Above he performed the song about one of his alter-egos, the rock star "Ziggy Stardust," in Paris, 2002. In the animated interview below, Bowie discusses Ziggy–whom he refers to as "half out of sci-fi rock and half out of the Japanese theater"–and the other characters he's created. Bowie's imaginative forays must have something to do with the fact that he's one of the most well-read rockers, as is clear from his list of "75 Must-Read Books."


Michael J. Mand said...

Loved the music; didn't like the scene. With the exception of Aladdin Sane, Ziggy was probably the last album of Bowie's that I embraced.

Jeff Tone said...

The music is always more important than the scene.