May 26th, 2004

i'm good!

Englishmen going insane...

All right, so everybody was right about the Buddha of Suburbia album. It's bloody brilliant, just really great all around. Hearing a different version of Strangers When We Meet was pretty weird, but not in a bad way. The whole album is a prelude to the greatness that would be Outside, which I still like better than Buddha, despite what the critics say. I read the liner notes online, where Bowie says:

"A major chief obstacle to the evolution of music has been the almost redundant narrative form. To rely upon this old war-horse can only continue the spiral into British constraint of insularity. Maybe we could finally relegate the straightfoward narrative to the past."

Well, that explains where Outside came from, too. Let's hope he goes through another period like this on his next project.

Thanks again to Alex for the CD. I am, of course, going to have to try and find my own copy somewhere in this world (wide web). Stupid "out of print" crap.

Anybody still reading this who hasn't at least heard Sex and the Church best do so as soon as possible. That is all.
  • Current Music
    David Bowie - Sex and the Church (i.m.h.)
i'm good!

Wishful thinking...

There needs to be a tour where Rasputina opens for David Bowie. Then Brandon and I could be proper groupies, or groupies proper. Whichever. It'd be good times.
  • Current Mood
    dreaming...
i'm good!

Meet me in Cognito, baby...

On another note entirely from my usual bizarre Bowie-centric religious beliefs, I started Tom Robbin's latest novel, Villa Incognito just the other day. It's been a while since I've had the good fortune to read for pleasure, and I figured this would be a good start. Aside from his mispelling of the word "sensei", it's all right so far. I mean, it's not a hard word to spell. Knowing Japanese has made me a bitch about that sort of thing though, so really I'm the only one who cares about that, hehe.

The first section was all about Tanuki, and it's made me want to watch Pon Poko again. I haven't watched it in, I dunno, about three years. If anyone cares to watch a medium quality VHS of it with me sometime, let me know, because company is always good.

Anyway, since work is slow, I'm going to go back to reading.
  • Current Music
    zoning out the mall music