Friday, January 9, 2009

I'm Happy, Hope You're Happy Too!

Ashes to ashes. Oh how I do love that song.

Yesterday wasn't only Tommy Mullane's birthday, it was David Bowie's birthday as well. David Bowie = 62 years young.


And so a little David Bowie youtube time. Is that so wrong?

What is the effect of time on music? What is the effect of time on the musician? What is the effect of time on the musicians hair? I aint got not money and I aint got no hair... Can we learn anything about the effects of time on David Bowie and the song "Ashes to Ashes" vis a vis "our" culture in general?

Do "we" even have a culture anymore?

yes yes, the usual lamentations. Seems like the more things change, the more they stay the same. Hands up, who wants to go to Pioneer Square, sing God Bless America and have a good cry?

The Video

The 1980's

The 1990's.

The 1999's

The 2000's

The 2002's

The 2002's some more

The 2003's

The, uh, later on in the 2000's

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Did you know today is Richard Nixon's birthday?
Did you know tomorrow is Rod Stewart's birthday?