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How William S. Burroughs Influenced Rock and Roll, from the 1960s to Today

It can be difficult to know what to do sometimes with adding machine heir and Naked Lunch and Junky author William S. Burroughs. In the trickle-down academese of contemporary jargon, he is a “problematic” figure who doesn’t fit neatly inside anyone’s ideological comfort zone, what with his unrepentant heroin addiction, occult weirdness, conspiracy mongering, and extensive firsthand knowledge of criminal underworlds. There was no one better qualified to midwife the counterculture. NME’s L...
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Salvador Dalí Strolls onto The Dick Cavett Show with an Anteater, Then Talks About Dreams & Surrealism, the Golden Ratio & More (1970)

There was a time when you could flip on the TV in the evening, tune in to a major network's late-night talk show, and see Salvador Dalí walking an anteater. That time was the early 1970s, the network was ABC, and the talk show's host was Dick Cavett, who dared to converse on camera, and at length, with everyone from Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen to Norman Mailer and Gore Vidal to David Bowie and Janis Joplin, and John Lennon with Yoko Ono. Whether they went smoothly or bumpily, Cavett's...
Tags: Google, Art, Television, Abc, College, John Lennon, America, Earth, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Satchel Paige, Salvador Dalí, Gore Vidal, Woody Allen, Janis Joplin, Dick Cavett


Shorties (R.I.P., Author Charles Portis, New Music from Anna Calvi, and more)

R.I.P., author Charles Portis. Stream a new Anna Calvi song that features Charlotte Gainsbourg. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $1.99 today: The Collector's Apprentice by B.A. Shapiro Stream a new Waxahatchee song. Hannah Rothschild recommended books of British satire at Literary Hub. Stream a new song by Greg Dulli. BuzzFeed and Literary Hub featured new essays by Brandon Taylor. Aquarium Drunkard found some interesting music at Bandcamp. Book Riot re...
Tags: Music, David, Brooklyn, Chelsea, Pakistan, New York Times, David Bowie, Kate Bush, Toni Morrison, Jenny Diski, Julian Barnes, Highland Park, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Carson, Lauren Groff


Shorties (Three Interviews with Jenny Offill, The Best Breakup Songs, and more)

The Paris Review, Shondaland and Vulture interviewed author Jenny Offill. The Ringer and SPIN listed the greatest breakup songs. February's best eBook deals. eBook on sale for $2.99 today: The Black Presidency by Michael Eric Dyson Laura Stevenson played a Tiny Desk Concert. Jared Reinmuth discussed his graphic novel Big Black: Stand at Attica with the New York Times. Stream a new song by Habibi. Off the Shelf recommended impactful books for Black History Month. Maura J...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, Palmer, David Bowie, Poland, Joan Didion, Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, Vanity Fair, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, Virginia Woolf, Gang Of Four, Kim Gordon, Atomic Books Comics Preview




RuPaul says the “drag fun ended” when he got famous

“When I got famous, that’s when the drag fun ended for me, honestly. I couldn’t terrorize y’all’s neighborhoods anymore because I became the face of drag! I’ve always been ambitious and I’ve always liked to look under the hood to see how things actually worked. So I knew that if I was was going to do drag and make it above 14th Street so to speak, I had to calculate the image. What I did was I had one part Dolly Parton to two parts Cher, one part David Bowie and a big heaping spoonful of Dian...
Tags: Lifestyle, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Diana Ross, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Seth Myers, Dragaholic, Rupaul's Drag Race, Rupaul, In Quotes, Betty, 14th Street, Late Night With Seth Myers, Joe Beercan


David Bowie Became Ziggy Stardust 48 Years Ago This Week: Watch Original Footage

For all the not-quite-believable material in the annals of 1970s rock history, is any more difficult to accept than the fact that Ziggy Stardust first materialized in the suburbs? Specifically, he materialized in Tolworth, greater London, at the Toby Jug pub, whose storied history as a live-music venue also includes performances by Led Zeppelin, Fleetwood Mac, Genesis, and King Crimson. There, on the night of February 10, 1972, David Bowie — until that point known, to the extent he was k...
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On this day, in 1972, Ziggy Stardust touched down on planet Earth and began jiving us that we were voodoo

Imaging walking into the Toby Jug Pub in Tolworth, England on February 10, 1972 expecting to see a folkier, more mellow David Bowie and encountering Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars instead. The world didn't know it yet, but it shifted on its cultural axis at this moment. This video is from later in the year, stitched together from various bits of footage and synced with the audio from his Oct 20th Santa Monica show. Image: YouTube
Tags: Post, Video, News, Earth, David Bowie, Mars, Ziggy Stardust, Monica, Rock N Roll, Androgyny, Tolworth England


New book about the books that changed David Bowie's life

The incredible museum exhibition David Bowie Is included a list of 100 books that were not necessarily his favorites but rather those that influenced him the most. Author John O'Connell used that list as the basis of his own book, Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life, containing plot summaries, analysis, and his thoughts on how each text connects to Bowie. From John Quin's review at The Quietus: O’Connell rightly reminds us that Bowie was a Mod and that h...
Tags: Post, Books, Music, News, Berlin, David Bowie, William Boyd, Warhol, Kerouac, Authors, Low, Bruce Chatwin, Bowie, Spike Milligan, O'Connell, Alfred Doblin


Shorties (Gish Jen on Her New Novel, An Interview with Jana Hunter of Lower Dens, and more)

The Los Angeles Times profiled author Gish Jen and her novel The Resisters. Jen relished the freedom of imagining the future — freedom from reality and freedom from anger. “If you try to write about our present moment, you might get caught in outrage. By setting ‘The Resisters’ farther in the future, I was able to make it less driven by reaction. I could focus on what it might mean to live in a world resulting from the consequences of our present decisions. Ironically, I’m better able to des...
Tags: Music, Nigeria, Africa, BBC News, David, West, New York Times, Vogue, David Bowie, Zimbabwe, Bob Marley, Martin Luther King, Los Angeles Times, Michael Stipe, Cbc, Zadie Smith


How Pushkin Became a Cat.

Ilya Vinitsky reports for NYU’s Jordan Russian Center (Part I, Part II) on the backstory of a surprisingly popular American cat name: At the tail end of 1934, when Gorky and Co. were defending the honor of the USSR’s national poet from bourgeois vulgarity, with the result that the eponymous Moscow café was deprived of its name, the famous Hollywood singer and actress Lilian Harvey (1906-1968) ran a notice in Los Angeles newspapers. Her blue- and brown-eyed white Persian cat, who went by the name...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Russia, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Arizona, David Bowie, Linguistics, Moscow, Philadelphia, Jordan, Ussr, Nyu, Gorky, Morley


Busy Friday, But Is It Good? Looking At New Releases From Bieber, Carly Rae And More

The end of the workweek always brings with it a lot of music, but for whatever reason today is particularly jam-packed, with releases from Carly Rae Jepsen, Lil Nas X, David Bowie and many others.(Image credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Tags: News, David Bowie, Carly Rae Jepsen, Bieber Carly Rae


David Bowie – “Nuts”

The forthcoming Is It Any Wonder? EP compiles six unreleased tracks from David Bowie's career, all of which seem to be from the '90s. So far the weekly drops have given us the live ChangesNowBowie version of "The Man Who Sold The World" plus the trio of "I Can't Read '97," … More »
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‘I Knew Inevitably It Would Betray You.’ James Taylor on Avoiding the Trap of Celebrity

It’s a dreary afternoon, so James Taylor is building us a fire. First he drags a bucket of kindling into the living room of his sprawling western Massachusetts house. Then he kneels on the rug in front of the hearth and begins, with deliberate precision, to chop up a few choice pieces of wood with a hatchet. Once the fire is crackling, he slowly unfolds himself into a standing position–all six-plus feet of him, still lanky and imposing at 71–and settles into a plush armchair. It’s the kind ...
Tags: Music, New York, London, Lana Del Rey, News, Taylor Swift, Massachusetts, New York City, Uncategorized, Paul Simon, America, Barack Obama, David Bowie, Broadway, Elton John, Brazil


‘There’s a Wide-Open Horizon of Possibility.’ Musicians Are Using AI to Create Otherwise Impossible New Songs

In November, the musician Grimes made a bold prediction. “I feel like we’re in the end of art, human art,” she said on Sean Carroll’s Mindscape podcast . “Once there’s actually AGI (Artificial General Intelligence), they’re gonna be so much better at making art than us.” Her comments sparked a meltdown on social media. The musician Zola Jesus called Grimes the “voice of silicon fascist privilege.” Majical Cloudz frontman Devon Welsh accused her of taking “the bird’s-eye view of b...
Tags: Music, New York, Hollywood, London, News, Berlin, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Gold, Kanye West, David Bowie, Alan Turing, Bronze, Evans, Grimes, Drake


Savages’ Jehnny Beth Is Going Solo. Don’t Tell Her It’s a Mistake.

David Bowie’s final album reminded her albums outlive artists, so she worked on her new LP “as if I was going to die.”
Tags: News, David Bowie, Beth, Jehnny Beth, Pop and Rock Music, Savages (Music Group, Jehnny, To Love Is to Live (Album


Zoë Kravitz in ‘High Fidelity’: TV Review

For a show built around its central character’s obsession with music, “High Fidelity” makes some pretty generic choices. As Zoë Kravitz’s character Rob reflects on the nature of romance, she plays David Bowie’s “Modern Love”; thinking back upon the defining relationship of her life — now concluded — she hears Sinead O’Connor’s “Nothing Compares 2 […]
Tags: Reviews, David Bowie, Rob, Sinead O'connor, Zoe Kravitz, High Fidelity


Zoë Kravitz’s Hulu High Fidelity Series Is So Much More Than a Gender-Flipped Reboot

For all its arcane music-geek delights, High Fidelity isn’t exactly a showcase for complex female characters. Released in 2000, director Stephen Frears’ adaptation of the Nick Hornby novel about a self-absorbed record-store owner (John Cusack’s Rob) who keeps sabotaging his relationships features a roll call of cool Gen X women: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lili Taylor, Sara Gilbert, Cusack’s sister Joan, Danish actor Iben Hjejle as Rob’s latest girlfriend. They are love interests, exes, helpful f...
Tags: New York, Television, News, Mac, Colorado, Uncategorized, Chicago, Brooklyn, Ocean, David Bowie, Nick Hornby, Rob, Tracy Morgan, Hornby, Lenny Kravitz, Lisa Bonet


CD Review: Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”

One could successfully argue that the Pet Shop Boys are one of the greatest singles bands of all time. They’ve notched 22 Top 10 hits in their native UK, only one behind George Michael, a mere three behind both David Bowie and Queen, and one song ahead of the Rolling Stones. They also sent an additional 20 songs into the Top 40, 17 of which peaked in the Top 20. They are pop royalty. And it wasn’t done in some white-hot flash of creativity; their UK Top 40 streak spans 24 years and 10 albu...
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Album Review: Pet Shop Boys, “Hotspot”

One could successfully argue that the Pet Shop Boys are one of the greatest singles bands of all time. They’ve notched 22 Top 10 hits in their native UK, only one behind George Michael, a mere three behind both David Bowie and Queen, and one song ahead of the Rolling Stones. They also sent an additional 20 songs into the Top 40, 17 of which peaked in the Top 20. They are pop royalty. And it wasn’t done in some white-hot flash of creativity; their UK Top 40 streak spans 24 years and 10 albu...
Tags: Music, UK, Berlin, David Bowie, Queen, George Michael, Nile Rodgers, Album Reviews, Rodgers, Neil Tennant, CD Review, Stuart Price, Rolling Stones They


David Bowie – “Baby Universal ’97”

The David Bowie archives are releasing an unreleased track from the vaults every week for the next couple weeks. They'll all be compiled on an EP, Is It Any Wonder?, that'll be out next month. We've gotten three so far -- ""The Man Who Sold The World (ChangesNowBowie Version)," "I Can't … More »
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How the Psychedelic Mellotron Works: An In-Depth Demonstration

Recorded music history is filled with instruments that appeared for a brief time, then were never heard from again—relegated to the dustbin of too-quirky, heavy, awkward, tonally-unpleasant, or impossible-to-tune-and-maintain. Then there are instruments—once they assumed their basic shape and form—that have persisted largely unchanged for centuries. The Mellotron falls into neither of these categories. But it may in time transcend them both in a strange way. “Of all of the strange instru...
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David Bowie – “Stay ’97”

Every week for the next few weeks, we'll be getting a new track from the David Bowie archives, all of which will be compiled on the Is It Any Wonder? EP. So far we've gotten "The Man Who Sold The World (ChangesNowBowie Version)" and "I Can't Read '97," and today we're … More »
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Remembering Terry Jones, Monty Python Polymath

When the Oxford English Dictionary added Pythonesque to its pages, Terry Jones didn’t take it as a compliment. The mission of Monty Python, the influential comedy troupe of which Jones was a founding member, was to be “unpredictable” and “unquantifiable,” he said at a reunion in 2009. To be distilled into a mere adjective meant they had “failed utterly” in that quest. But Jones, who died on Jan. 21 at the age of 77, could not be defined. It was while studying at Oxford that Jones met Michae...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Oxford, David Bowie, Monty Python, Brian, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Jones, Terry Jones, Gilliam, John Cleese Eric Idle Graham Chapman, Pythondom Jones


Halsey's Glittery Manic Bruise Is "Like a Badge of Honor" - Here's How She Creates the Look

Inspired by David Bowie's fearlessness and Patti Smith's androgyny, Halsey bravely takes on new beauty looks no matter how extreme, including the glittery bruise she gave herself on the cover of her latest album, Manic. In a Vogue makeup tutorial, the "You Should Be Sad" singer shared exactly how she created the watercolor-like look and opened up about her inspiration behind the beautiful yet slightly gruesome makeup. "I wanted to make it almost like a badge of honor for what I've bee...
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‘Naughty boy’: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

By JILL LAWLESS LONDON  — Terry Jones, a founding member of the anarchic Monty Python troupe who was hailed by colleagues as “the complete Renaissance comedian” an d “a man of endless enthusiasms,” has died after a battle with dementia. Jones’s family said the 77-year-old died Tuesday evening at his home in London. In a statement, his family said he died “after a long, extremely brave but always good humored battle with a rare form of dementia, FTD.” Jones’s wife, Anna Soderstrom, and children B...
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Lance Olsen's Playlist for His Novel "My Red Heaven"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Lance Olsen's novel My Red Heaven is bold and inventive in its form without sacrificing readability. Another must-read book from a writer never afraid to take chances. Publishers We...
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Jessica Andrews' Playlist for Her Debut Novel "Saltwater"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Roxane Gay, and many others. Jessica Andrews’ novel Saltwater is an audacious debut, an inventively told and intimate coming-of-age story. The Independent wrote of the book: "Jessica Andrews’ debut novel shimm...
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"I’ve always been a wriggler. I mean, I am my own fantasy. I am the ‘Cosmic Dancer’ who dances his way out of the womb and into the tomb on Electric Warrior."

"I’m not frightened to get up there and groove in front of 6 million people on TV because it doesn’t look cool. That’s the way I would do it at home. It’s not serious. I’m serious about the music, but I’m not serious about the fantasy."Said Marc Bolan in 1971, quoted in "The Timeless Glam Perfection of T. Rex: Why Marc Bolan Still Casts a Spell/The new Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have been a guiding spirit for cosmic dancers from Prince to Harry Styles" (Rolling Stone). Born in 1947, the ...
Tags: Music, London, Law, Dancing, David, David Bowie, Rex, Hackney, Potatoes, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ringo, Marc Bolan, Bowie, Tony Visconti, Roll Hall of Fame, Rock Roll Hall of Fame