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Bowie – My First Great Obsession

Brixton Bowie by Micha Theiner

I wanted to write in greater personal detail about David Bowie and the depth of impact his music and words had on me during my formative teenage years – this occurring when I was between the ages of 12 and 15. I’d uploaded a blog post once I’d heard about his death, but I’ve found myself needing to revisit what was a magical mystical part of my musical / life initiation, as much for myself as anyone else, both by listening through the records I loved, and still love, whilst getting it all into words somehow. Once I started writing this I couldn’t contain it – it was bursting out of all sides. So please excuse me for the tangents I go off on and the jumping about – there’s no easy coherent way for me to express this. For a period following his 6th July 1972 ‘Starman’ performance on Top Of The Pops, until 1975, when I began to disengage, Bowie ruled ok in my world.

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Ten Books I’ve Read At Least Twice

List of ‘Ten Books I’ve Read At Least Twice’ for RVNG INTL website in the US (July 2008).

  • A Clockwork Orange – Anthony Burgess
  • Animal Farm – George Orwell
  • Days In The Life – Voices From The English Underground 1961-1971 – Jonathon Green
  • In Search Of The Miraculous – P.D. Ouspensky
  • Slaughterhouse-Five – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Steppenwolf – Hermann Hesse
  • The Day A Team Died – Frank Taylor
  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test – Tom Wolfe
  • The Longest Cocktail Party – Richard Di Lello
  • Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance – Robert M. Pirsig

Source:
http://igetrvng.com/prsnts/180

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