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Homage to David Bowie Mural on Lafayette Street

david bowie mural photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

When David Bowie was alive, he spent his time in NYC living in the SoHo neighborhood; specifically, in a luxury apartment building located at 285 Lafayette Street. Since Bowie’s passing in 2016, various pieces of street art have popped up on the block as a continuing homage to the late icon. The mural above is the latest. At first glance, it looks like just a random collage of images with the featured one being some sort of monster or alien being. But if you stop to take a closer look, you can’t miss the visage of David as Ziggy Stardust over on the right.

bowie as ziggy photo by gail worley

Not only that, lyrics from the song “If You Can See Me,” (off The Next Day) are visible just below Ziggy’s chin. Other Bowie motifs include an astronaut (possibly a nod to Major Tom / “A Space Oddity”) as well as the Planet Earth, which is mentioned in the chorus of that same song. Circling back to the blue Alien creature, that could refer to “Loving The Alien.” As far as the preponderance of mushrooms and butterflies, they could be references to drugs or spirituality, but your guess is as good as mine. I wasn’t able to identify the name of the artist anywhere on the piece, and a Google image search turned up zero results. Feel free to leave your thoughts about this enigmatic piece of street art in the comments

 

The Beatles’ Apple USB Drive Features Full Band Discography!

Beatles USB Port

Wow, what a fantastic Christmas gift this would be for the Beatles fan in your life (hint hint)! Apple and EMI are cooperatively releasing this very unique Beatles inscribed, apple shaped 16GB flash drive with all 14 of the group’s released LPs plus 13 mini-documentary films! That’s just crazy! The Beatles’ music is included in both 24-bit 44.1Khz FLAC and 320 kbps MP3 format, and has, of course, been digitally remastered prior to encoding. The drive is also packed with album art and liner notes. OMG! Complete track listings can be found here.

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Happy Birthday, Glen Matlock!

Sex Pistols Matlock
Glen, Johnny, Steve and Paul Circa 1976

Glen Matlock, bassist for the Sex Pistols, was born on this day, August 27th, in 1956. The Sex Pistols, including Matlock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Favorite Sex Pistols Songs: “I Wanna Be Me,” “Pretty Vacant,” “Silly Thing.”

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned to Love iTunes

Fad Gadget
“Feel the blaaaade…”

Since 100% of the music I featured on my various radio shows, way back when I was a pretty fucking fabulous DJ, is on vinyl – and I haven’t owned a turntable in 20 years – iTunes has surfaced as a nothing-short-of -miraculous way for me to recreate many of my righteous playlists from the early ‘80s. And that just rules. I can’t believe I was able to even survive for such a ridiculous amount of time without the ability to hear the deliriously soaring keyboard strains of “Airport” by The Motors, The Shoes’ scathing post-break-up diatribe “I Don’t Miss You” or the borderline aural perversion of “Lady Shave” by the late great Fad Gadget at a moment’s notice.