Monday, January 18, 2016

So David Bowie changes into another sort of star... L.A. Record re-run my interview re his IS documentary

"You Can't Stop Looking..."

As I had recently initiated and taught the first Bowie course at NYU's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, I still felt immersed in Bowie-world... and naturally, he had featured in the Punk course I was teaching at the end of 2015. But Bowie's multiplicities tugged at the hearts of almost everyone. Consistent even in his inconsistencies, Bowie gave us a really perfect example of how if you live a truly ever-evolving artist's life, right through till the end, your work can keep on growing even after you fly 100,000 miles...and in his final missive, "Blackstar," with a closing act of generosity, he gave us a hint of how not to be scared of death....