Some readers are listening to a Bowie album every day this month. If that appeals to you, here’s a place to talk about what you’re hearing. I put up a new open thread each Monday.
Usual commenting guidelines apply: have fun; don’t be jerks, etc.
This week’s schedule is: Feb 15, Scary Monsters; Feb 16. Let’s Dance; Feb 17. Tonight; Feb 18. Never Let Me Down; Feb 19. both Tin Machine albums; Feb 20. Black Tie White Noise; Feb 21. Buddha of Suburbia.
Other odds and ends:
* Tin Machine II is out of print and is going for silly prices in the used markets. You shouldn’t buy it there: it’s up on YouTube for now.
* I was sent a review copy of a new book assembled by the Historic Newspapers group—it’s a leather-bound, personalized collection of Bowie newspaper articles, dating from the early Seventies to his death. Most articles are from the Daily Mirror, and a few are fairly rare (the first article reprint is from April 1971, a look at “domestic life” at Haddon Hall; I’d never seen it before). Lots of good photos, too. Fans may find it of interest; price is rather substantial.
* A young man who goes by “Jack SS” has ambitiously tried to cover all of the Blackstar songs by himself: you can listen here.
* Are you still interested in more “reissued” entries? Yea or nay in the comments.