Media Questions Of The Week

Why are so many artist catalogs being sold? 


Is the February 2022 issue of British Vogue with all Black models on the cover an example of ‘Black Skin Porn?’

David Bowie: Let’s Dance Demo

[youtube id=”PExpZECskrs”] David Bowie would’ve been 71 today (January 8th) and Parlophone Records is marking the day with the release of the “Let’s Dance” demo. Nile Rodgers’ unmistakable rhythm guitar is part of the unknown band on the recording that happened in 1982 at a studio in Montreux, Switzerland. Rodgers says,

“I’ve been blessed with a wonderful career but my creative partnership with David Bowie ranks very, very, very high on the list of my most important and rewarding collaborations. This demo gives you, the fans, a bird’s eye view of the very start of it! I woke up on my first morning in Montreux with David peering over me. He had an acoustic guitar in his hands and exclaimed, “Nile, darling, I think this is a HIT!”.

This recording was the first indication of what we could do together as I took his ‘folk song’ and arranged it into something that the entire world would soon be dancing to and seemingly has not stopped dancing to for the last 35 years! It became the blue print not only for Let’s Dance the song but for the entire album as well.

If you played 2nd guitar or drums let us know who you are!

The time we spent mixing it just before Christmas was full of tears as it felt like David was in the room with us. Happy Birthday David, I love you and we all miss you!.”

David Bowie: The Last Five Years HBO Trailer

[youtube id=”OwuuDpwPYxo”] David Bowie: The Last Five Years is an exclusive HBO documentary about Bowie’s music and his The Next Day and Blackstar albums. Friends and musicians who worked with Bowie discuss his lifetime of artistry and those last two albums which are companion pieces. Archival footage is also mixed into the storytelling about his music. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2015 but continued to work until his passing in 2016. Bowie was rare because of his overall achievements through the decades but who died still at his best as an artist. The documentary will air on HBO next year.

David Bowie-No Plan Official Video

[youtube id=”xIgdid8dsC8″] David Bowie’s 70th birthday is today and his final recordings were released as the No Plan EP. The video for the “No Plan” single features rows of televisions inside of the Newton Electrical shop which is a reference to Bowie’s character in The Man Who Fell To Earth and his Lazarus musical. People stand outside the shop to watch the screens as they display the lyrics to the song and a still of Bowie. On Tuesday it will be one year since Bowie died from liver cancer.