The Pretty Things Have Gone to Hell

Bowie, Bowie, Bowie. All things Bowie this week. Found the 2 DVD set at Circuit City for only $24.99, snatched it up and have been watching/listening to Bowie since Sunday. I knew he was influencial, but really had no first-hand knowledge into how much so.

Favorite parts: The Dick Cavett Show performance from 1974 is a definite highlight. This was during Bowie’s Thin White Powder period and he is coked up to the max. He sweats his way through this live performance of “Young Americans” while a young, but fat, Luther Vandross sings background and dances like a little queen. Beautiful.

“Boys Keep Swinging” – prime example of the Triology period with Bowie in drag as not one, not two, but three different fucked up ladies. Great dancing, too, and that’s not an ironic statement. Nice moves.

There are even some gems from the later period, such as the Earthling videos and the Pet Shop Boys duet version of “Hallo Spaceboy”. But sweet Christ, the “Hours” videos are still dead boring.

In other dumb stuff:

continues its downward slide to suckiness. More postings by street teamers, wannabes and Franz. Ugh. It used to be a nice place, with more than average discourse. We’ll see how it goes.