Monday, 11 January 2016
Freak Out In A Moonage Daydream
We were in Paris at the end of October. At dusk we crossed the road from the Seine, by the bridge with the padlocks (now being removed), towards The Louvre. It had been stupidly warm for late October. The Eiffel Tower was lit up in the distance. We walked up to an arch leading into the courtyard of the Louvre as a busker was hitting some chords. As we walked towards him and the archway we got a fade in effect and as we passed him he hit the chorus of this song...
'Keep your electric eye on me babe
Put your raygun to my head'
I nodded and dropped a coin as we walked past and then as we moved away he faded out...
'Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah'.
You could put together a list of ten David Bowie albums and one hundred songs and still be arguing about what to leave out. I'd take his work over that of both The Beatles and The Stones. He inspired many of the people who came after him and who have been featured on this blog. I'd wager most of the people who blog in the blogroll to the right have his albums in their collections. His songs, his look, his art, his influence is almost incomparable in popular music. RIP David Bowie.