Archive for January 11th, 2016
Holy crap… I just discovered that David Bowie passed away over the weekend. (Three kids under the age of 4 limits the amount of “news” that gets received.)
It’s…an odd thing to process. I mean, I was never a huge fan, but when I was younger I understood, on some level, how much of an impact he had on the music industry. It’s an odd thing to say that he’s no longer going to be involved with it.
My favorite song of his – this may seem weird to see – isn’t a distinctly “Bowie” song, yet at the same time, it is. It’s his version of Little Drummer Boy with Bing Crosby. Apparently, unhappy with the the arrangement (and it’s lack of showcasing some of his range), he wrote the lyrics for the other half of the song (what he sings).
I think it’s (past) time to check out the rest of his discography…
This video from Disturbed was circulating around on Facebook last week (at least, that’s when I first saw it). I’ve mentioned my…apprehension about covers before, but this is one that works. (Interesting side note: Being familiar enough with the original, I found there were sections of lyric that I hadn’t registered before that I was actually able to hear clearly in this version…)… Here’s The Sound of Silence.