David Bowie

10 David Bowie Songs Covered by Women

David Bowie led the way for mainstream rock ‘n’ roll musicians to play around with gender bending. So naturally, his catalog of songs provides plenty of opportunities for female performers to build upon his musical foundations. In honor of his 67th birthday, here are ten examples of how Bowie’s songs transcend gender as much as they offer room for other musicians to put their own stamp on his compositions. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Most Fascinating People of 2013

It wouldn’t be the end of the year without an onslaught of top ten lists, and perhaps the least fascinating one is the most obvious: Barbara Walters’ most fascinating people of the year. She announced nine of the ten picks this week, and they’re not too surprising: Miley Cyrus, Kanye and Kim, the guys from Duck Dynasty, Jennifer Lawrence, Prince George. Yes, the baby. Walters’ picks, of course, give us the inspiration to come up with out own favorite pop culture heavyweights of the year. Here’s who we’d choose as the most fascinating — and each one of them can actually articulate thoughts through… Read More

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David Bowie’s 10 Best Music Videos

We’ve been constantly spoiled by all things David Bowie-related this year — a new album, a bunch of new singles, a deluxe version of the album… and now, in the last month, not one but two new videos for James Murphy’s remix of “Love Is Lost.” The second of these premiered yesterday, and it’s a spectacular piece of CGI work from director Barnaby Roper, apparently constructing the startlingly realistic animations of two people from scratch and then getting them to, well, get it on. It’s the latest fascinating video for which Bowie has been responsible — he was one of the first to pioneer the video as an art form, way back in the late 1960s, and he’s appeared in many weird and wonderful clips throughout his career. Here are ten of our favorites. … Read More

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Deconstructing David Bowie’s DIY Video for “Love Is Lost”

Happy Halloween: there’s a new David Bowie video! As with his excellent album The Next Day itself, the video for James Murphy’s remix of “Love is Lost” arrives unexpectedly and with a minimum of fanfare: Bowie wrote, shot and edited it all himself, apparently over the course of last weekend. The video apparently cost Bowie all of $12.99 to shoot, which only goes to show that you don’t necessarily need a massive budget if you have interesting ideas. And our hero most certainly has those — the video finds him revisiting the idea of confronting himself, a constant theme throughout The Next Day, and is a remarkably bleak and discomforting viewing experience. As ever, there’s a heap of fascinating imagery to unpick, so join us as we (over)analyze the hell out of it. … Read More

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James Murphy Made a Ten-Minute Remix of David Bowie’s “Love is Lost”

The DFA just released a ten-minute David Bowie remix by none other than DFA founder and LCD Soundsystem mastermind James… Read More

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An Annotated Guide to 15 of David Bowie’s Favorite Books

The Independent recently published a pretty fascinating list of David Bowie’s 100 favorite books. It was well stocked with classics — The Iliad, Madam Bovary, The Great Gatsby, 1984, and The Stranger all feature — but there are also a heap of fascinating lesser-known books, so much so that we thought we’d put together an annotated guide to some of the titles that caught our attention. Here are 15 that we can either vouch for directly or have added to our collective Flavorwire reading list. … Read More

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How Many of David Bowie’s Favorite Books Have You Read?

Today UK newspaper The Independent published a rundown of David Bowie’s 100 favorite books. It’s a pleasingly eclectic and interesting list,… Read More

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