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Bowie gives US a gift on HIS Birthday

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Out of nowhere, David Bowie announced today the arrival of his new single “Where Are We Now” and accompanying video. Also, announced is the forthcoming brand new album due in March.

All on his 66th birthday.

I thought he was supposed to be the one getting gifts. Instead, we got one.

It’s been 10 years since David released anything new. He has been a ghost, with rumors of retirement. But, like most creative people, he creates on his own schedule. He always has. No surprise there.

What is a surprise is this single is not the big grand re-entrance one might expect from the absence of such an iconic figure. Instead, we get a very understated, melancholy song that seems as personal as anything else he has done. It’s not Ziggy, but he hasn’t been Ziggy since 1973 anyway. If anything it is reminiscent of the Berlin years (Low, Heroes, Lodger), which is fine with me.

At first couple of listens I like the song. It’s nice. Not sure it will become a huge hit, but that’s not what he is about anyway. His fans will gobble it up.

The nice thing is the return of Tony Visconti as his producer. Visconti and Bowie have a long relationship of great music.

Looking forward to the album and hopefully a tour.

Happy Birthday David and thank you for the lovely gift.

David Bowie – Where Are We Now http://youtu.be/FOyDTy9DtHQ

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About Stevie GB

60 year old stand up comedian from Long Island. My approach to comedy is telling the truth about being married, middle aged and living in the suburbs. I enjoy making people laugh without making them feel uncomfortable. My act is clean and clever. Featured in Newsday and on News12. Winner of the Huntington Arts Council Laff-off, 2006. 3rd place winner of LI Press Best of LI 2011, A regular on The Long Island Comedy Festival for 9 consecutive years. Opened for Dennis Miller, Louie Anderson, Kevin Pollak, Bobby Collins, Bob Nelson, Uncle Floyd, Kevin Meaney, and many more.

2 responses to “Bowie gives US a gift on HIS Birthday

  1. THAT WAS ORGASMIC, no other words can be used to describe it, hope he tours soon!

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