Tag Archives: David Bowie

7 and 7 is 1977

We continue the top 7 of  each year ending in 7. 1977 was another electric year for new sounds that might not have been top sellers the year they were released but influential for many years to come. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols: The Sgt. Pepper album of 1977.  You will hear […]

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Favorite Albums 2016

My top ten list in no particular order.  As I look at the list, there is a lot of despair, desperation and death but also a little bit of hope and faith in moving forward.  May 2017 brings a little more of the latter. David Bowie “Blackstar” A great album that sadly became more poignant […]

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Mercury Prize Nominees

The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. The shortlist is chosen by an independent panel of musicians, music presenters, music producers, music journalists, festival organisers and other figures in the music industry in the UK and Ireland. The main objectives of the Mercury […]

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Favorite singles for now

A number of my favorites.  My only rule is they had to be yours also, meaning they actually had to enter the music charts (any format) at some point by June 2016.  In my opinion, these 10 songs represent a good portion of what was exciting about listening to music in the first half of […]

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Quarterly Report

Let’s face it, there is too much music out there to keep up.  We stream an album once and move on to the next one.   But there is so much joy to be gained by listening to an album so many times you know the words by heart.  I listened to Pet Sounds yesterday […]

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5 Years

I flipped my Rhino Calendar to May and there was David Bowie 5 years 1969-1973.  He had an insane output of amazing music in that span. Space Oddity Man Who Sold The World Hunky Dory The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars Aladdin Sane Pin-Ups It reminded me that I’ve […]

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Record Store Day 2016

Just like SXSW, Coachella and The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Record Store Day started out as a great idea to fill a niche but is now an idea that has become too big for its britches.    Long lines, limited availability and hoarders selling their stock for double the price on eBay have […]

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Covering Bowie

It’s been two months since David Bowie’s passing and as many of you know there have been many attempts to honor the man by covering his music. Some of been really stellar (Lorde at the BRIT awards), some have been ambitious but fallen flat (Lady Gaga at The Grammys) and some are sincere but questionable […]

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Young Americans

I’ve pretty much realized that the majority of the albums I’ll listen to this year will be David Bowie records. Young Americans came out March 7, 1975 and it’s still as relevant as ever.  As I found on Wikipedia: The record showed off his 1970s “obsession” with soul music, he let go of the influences he […]

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Bowie in the mid 1990s

Great footage is popping up on YouTube for David Bowie fans.  A couple of my favorites are during his artistic resurgence in 1995 starting with the album Outside. Bowie didn’t really know what to do after his biggest commercial success with Let’s Dance in 1983.  He released a couple lackluster albums, did a “never going to […]

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