Notwithstanding the mounting excitement in respect of the above, Musical Monday is about... well, music. And in terms of real stars over the last decade or three there's no doubt that one man from these shores has stood the test of time. Not only has his music continuously evolved, but he's also been a pioneer in utilising the new media to make his art more accessible, to more people, than ever before.
When I was in my early teens, my sister had every one of his albums and whenever she went out I'd be rooting around in her bedroom in order to borrow my favourite, which I'd then play on Mum and Dad's stereo downstairs (they had one of those "Radiograms" - wooden cabinets with the speakers on either end; you had to lift the centre section at the top to get to the turntable... remember them?). I'd usually find one or two other items of interest in there too, most notably the magnificent hardcore porn collection she thought she'd hidden under the bed, but I tended to hang around in her room with that... well, I was adolescent and overflowing - almost literally - with testosterone. What else was I to do?
For those of you who are now overcome with the tension and suspense that I very carefully created above, I should probably tell you that the man in question was David Bowie, and my favourite album was The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars. The track I've chosen is the very last on the album, Rock 'n Roll Suicide. And I love it just as much now as I did then.
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