Blue, blue, electric blue… that’s the colour of my room…

Low is an album that must be listened to in its entirety, in order. Gone are the days of “Side 1” and “Side 2” — and hence musicians that actually create records that way — but you’ll notice a distinct shift from the first few tracks when the album takes a decidedly experimental turn. In…

She got a camouflaged face and no money…

Up until today, I had never seen the full, 20-minute short film that accompanied the release of Blue Jean. There’s a two-part version below, but for the video as a whole with better film quality, visit our friends at VEVO. My first thought watching this — having no idea if there’s a back story or…

She turns me on… don’t get me wrong… but I’m only dancing…

When it came to sexuality, the point was ambiguity. It had less to do with homosexuality, or even bisexuality, than a simple challenge of cultural norms or even, let’s face it, an attempt to shock, to get attention, to step out of the mold. It wasn’t political. It wasn’t advocacy, as we know it today…

And the pills that I took… made my fingers disappear…

If you watch the old Time Will Crawl video — this clip — you can easily be distracted by the bizarre and disjointed acrobatics. Part of this may have been deliberate at the time; part of it may be the result of the fact that the scenes are just Glass Spider tour rehearsal footage, and…

Peace on earth… can it be…

It’s a little out of season, but you have to give a nod to the classics. A lovely version of a Christmas carol, at a time when people still did sing carols at Christmastime.

Is it any wonder…

You’ve got the 90’s version of Fame — appropriately called Fame 90 — with that stylish video featuring the work of a dancer, Louise Lecavalier, from La La La Human Steps. The same imagery and human contortions that accompanied Bowie on his “Goodbye to the Old Hits,” tour, 1990’s Sound + Vision. I remember that…

Jonny wants a woman… Jonny wants to think of a joke…

Ok, I’ve already posted a video for today and technically I’m Afraid Of Americans has already appeared on this blog. But this 2002 performance of the song is just so Bowie — everything we, I love about him as a performer — what everyone should see and adore about his sheer talent — is on…

Oh no… not me… I never lost control…

On American Idol last night, Keith Urban complimented a teenage contestant by saying his voice defied gender, “like Bowie.” Bowie, as we all know, perhaps defied gender in more ways than the tone of his voice. He has, and had, a particular talent for making androgyny at different times startling, compelling, accessible and sexy. There…

Beep Beep…

Maybe it’s about fascism, or maybe it’s just about the banality of fashion. It falls, probably deliberately so, smack in the middle of New Wave music. There is a certain irony perhaps — if indeed the song questions the entire fashion industry, or even its manifestation in the late 70s and early 80s —  in…

Don’t stay in a sad place… where they don’t care how you are…

Sometimes, before I upload these videos, I read through the YouTube comments. Normally they are some variation on “Bowie is a rock God,” or “I would go gay for David Bowie.” Many of this song’s comments, on other video versions besides this one, speculated on its meaning. Some said it was about death. I am…