Did you know that the late David Bowie pioneered the art and technology “livestreaming” even before the new millennium? I was there in New York City when the Album Network teamed with David’s bowie.net to live stream his show from the Kit Kat Klub November 19, 1999. Here’s “China Girl” from that show.
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“The way you change Music is by changing the music,” David Bowie told me, without any hint of irony whatsoever, as we discussed 1976’s Station to Station. Songs include “Golden Years”,”Stay” ,”TVC 1-5″ ( Bowie said that the unused tune for the Man…Earth soundtrack was about a girl and her relationship with her television),”Wild is the Wind” , and the title song, often cited by post-punk bands including The Cars, Talking Heads, and Gary Numan as a major influence.
this ultra-rare live acoustic performance by David Bowie of the Velvets’ “White Light/White Heat” in New York City 1996
By 1975 David Bowie had abandoned the Glam Rock he had virtually invented in the guise of the ego-tripping tragicomic Fallen Rock Star, Ziggy Stardust. Bowie’s mid-decade “Young Americans” album with the #1 hit “Fame” pointed directly toward Disco’s dominance a mere two years later…
When David Bowie performed “Changes” in Los Angeles in 1974, now with historical hindsight we can see that David Bowie gave us hints of a musical left turn even that night.
A lot has changed since April 1983, not the least of which is in the areas of communication, information, and entertainment. So it was no surprise that multi-media maven David Bowie, who seemed tailor-made then for the dawn of the MTV era in America when Let’s Dance was released, would later be among the first to embrace computer-generated gaming and virtual reality, which David discusses at length here.
Forty-five years ago this month, David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust” changed the trajectory of rock music, fashion, and gender social issues in just 38 minutes.
According to the late David Bowie , New York City police discovered that his name was next on a hitlist of targets of John Lennon’s assassin , Mark David Chapman …(more)
In memoriam : the echoes In the Studio of Neil Peart of Rush, Walter Becker of Steely Dan, Ric Ocasek of The Cars, Paul Barrere of Little Feat, plus David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Chris Squire, Chris Cornell. Hour two of three.
In memoriam : More Echoes “In the Studio”, pt 3 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie