I found this excellent David Bowie doll in the general store at The Drake Hotel in Toronto (which is also one of my favourite places to play at) and I had to grab it. I subsequently found out that it is one of many created by Canadian artist Suzie Smith and she’s created a whole […]
A Space Oddity comprises a remix CD, with 15 new versions of classic Bowie tracks like Heroes, Let’s Dance, and Ziggy Stardust, a 100 minute mixpiece with all these new versions mixed continuously, and also a movie, synchronising this mixpiece to a re-edited version of Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Produced by producer Fritz von […]
Were mullets ever really ‘in’? Okay, so David Bowie rocked a decent one during his Aladdin Sane period, but then Billy Ray Cyrus went and ruined it all with his tangled mess. Amongst the hirsute members of The Rate My Mullet website, this ubiquitous hairstyle has clearly never gone out of (or perhaps, more likely, into) fashion. Now you can vote on which mullet takes the cake. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
We Fell To Earth’s debut album contains grains of that desert night ambiance. Richard and Wendy’s harmonise beautifully on the likes of Lights Out, but tasty electronics are never far away, notably on the pulsing, bleeping Sovereign. We checked in with Wendy Rae Fowler and asked her about the songs that we’re on high rotation […]
From the various responses I got from my previous post about hipster hate being misguided, most people defined a hipster as people who are very young (let’s say below 25), live off of their parents, and don’t contribute to the scene they glom onto. The problem I have with this is that in my personal experience, this is not how most people define hipsters.
The rhythms and melodies in this track by The Arcade Fire roll and roll with a wonderful, stuttering urgency, breaking down tragically and heroically in parts before regrouping again for its triumphant finale. Even the great David Bowie is humbled by the intensity of the delivery and the sheer brilliance of the songwriting.