20 January 2016

As desperation takes hold

Did not know this song could get any better.


A chance meeting in 1983 had David Bowie, Bernard Sumner and Peter Hook chatting away over beers in the Kings Arms in Salford. “…So we were all there just having a laugh and we joked that he should come n have a jam with us, then next minute – well, it was the next day actually, but i didn’t expect he’d definitely come by – and we were in the practice rooms and we were playing Love Will Tear Us Apart and I was like, f%$k we’re playing Love Will Tear Us Apart with David Bowie singing, this is crazy. We never released it – Bowie took a recording of it, and just layered some more vocals on for fun, sent it back to me…”

Via Sonic More Music.

When shitty things happen in life, it never ceases to amaze how therapeutic art is to help stitch up wounds. Books, films, poetry, but most of all music. David left us such a great care package.

After getting over the initial shock of his death, two things bugged me:

Q: How did David stay so out of the radar? He lived in New York for christ's sake.
A: Here.

Q: Why didn't he tell us/me that he was sick?
A: Here.

So there you go.

Glass half full response: a bit of death is probably a good way to start 2016 anyway. Keeps things in perspective.


This remains my favourite latter-day Bowie pic ^