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15 August 2003 @ 05:41 pm
The Undereducation of America's Youth at a New Low...  
So, I'm sitting here at work when my pal Chris the Security Guard (TM) comes around. He tells me how he just picked up some cool posters for his dorm at the collectibles show we have here today. He purchased a poster of Elvis and another of Eminem. Talking about posters and decorating, I took what I felt was my chance to brag.

ME: Well, my favorite is my 40x60 inch poster of David Bowie
Chris: David Bowie...is he an actor or something...?
ME: You don't know who David Bowie is? Are you serious?
Chris: I dunno, if you tell me something about him, maybe I heard of him...
ME: You don't know who David Bowie is!?!?
Chris: Uh, no. What does he do?

There's no way one can be educated in what "he does" without good speakers and a lot of time. I tried and failed miserably. Not one song I tried rang any bells.

I think I'm gonna cry.
Mood: Stunned
Music: David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes (in my head)
Mellenabsentmammoth on August 15th, 2003 06:49 pm (UTC)
Beck - Diamond Dogs
J. Moleneilx on August 15th, 2003 07:02 pm (UTC)
I'll have to check it out.

Check out "Rebel Rebel" by Sigue Sigue Sputnik, it was on the David Bowie Song Book tribute thingy.

Hey is it kewl if I add ya?

Mellenabsentmammoth on August 16th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC)
I'll have to check out your choice as well then. You can find the Beck cover of Diamond Dogs on one of the Moulin Rouge! soundtracks, that's the film for which it was recorded (although the actual version appears on the album, there's only about 10 seconds of another, less cool version in the movie).

I like friends adding and adding friends, so please feel free, as I'll do likewise.
J. Moleneilx on August 16th, 2003 04:37 pm (UTC)
ta-da got ya added
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Mellenabsentmammoth on August 16th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
Why, exactly, is that?
just johnjustjohn on August 16th, 2003 09:33 am (UTC)
Kthor? The God of Kthunder?