Allo and happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? Me too! Fun and productive, a nice mix, but alas it’s time to start a new week, time to reset the countdown and get busy doing what they pay ya to do! A new week isn’t only about getting back to the grind, it’s also the beginning of new opportunities! Take tonight when Baby & I will be submitting some of our work to YUMMY! a food themed art & design show (sounds delicious, eh?) that runs from this coming weekend through the middle of September over at Junctionview Studios!
And, if the good lard’s a-willin (and the creeks don’t rise) I SHOULD be getting back my computer from the shop tonight or tomorrow. Turns out she was pretty cooked, software-side, so it’s a re-format and re-load which means I’ll be getting her back with none of my software (joy)…
No computer equals no vinyl rips and I’m starting to suffer from vinyl withdrawals, so I did what any man with an amazing community of music geeks would do, hooked myself up with one of THEIR vinyl rips! The one I got stuck on is a doozy, a classic, an epic, yep just like it says up in the title of this post, it’s The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie!
K. West? God… has Kanye taken credit for that yet?
Now… I have a confession to make. I never got into David Bowie…. I know, I know, sacrilege. You don’t have to tell me that, I know. Let me explain. Back in my very impressionable youth, Mama Tsuru had nothing but soul, R&B, Motown, and gospel on and my dad was all about his Neil Diamond & Barry Manilow (on 8-tracks, I believe). That was the 70’s and early 80’s. Along came my glorious teenage (noted for it’s lack of gloriousness), and pop music (i.e. Duran Duran et al), etc, swept me up before I fell hard for Progressive Rock in my teen-teen years and eventually into the Femmes and what not, then the 90’s came about and that just threw monkey wrenches in everything…
Then the many times I had to start over, start over, and start over, selling off vinyl, then cassette, then CD collections to make it to the next stage of my life. Things like that make it hard to keep looking back, got to move forward, and before you knew it, Bowie just didn’t exists in my musical universe!
The little experience I did have with Bowie was limited to his 80’s years, the duet with Mick Jagger, “China Girl” and the one about shoes & dancing. The songs were fine, but they didn’t really connect with me in a way that would lead me to his back catalogue and discover early Bowie or anything, I was too busy discovering early Yes!
Years go by and the music path evolves and evolves but never a connection is built until now, until this vinyl rip. Yep, THIS vinyl rip.
WOW, this album is amazing, but you already knew that, didn’t you? There are a million reviews and a million write-ups and probably a million dissertations on this album about aliens, sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll, so I’m not going to go into all of that as I want to figure it all out by my lonesome. I want to, after all these years, figure out what they hell all this Bowie stuff is about and I think this may be the album to do it with? And what better way to explore the world Bowie created than on the format so many people did back in 1972, on lovely vinyl?
So, let’s do it…. Let’s start this week off with a masterpiece & a classic, let’s set the tone, set the mood, and have the best week of our lives (that is, until NEXT week), as…
HitMeWithMuzak’s The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust Vinyl Rip!!!
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