Bowie reinvented himself musically, but I believe as much is communicated through the album art, as sparse as it is, and through the videos, as is communicated through its music and lyrics. It begs for visual interpretation.
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And some days it’s nothing but bad news…
Back in July of 2011 I had the privilege of traveling to Graz, Austria. I had been invited to present a paper on the relationships between seventeenth-century pietism, Kierkegaard, and twentieth-century existentialism. I had the pleasure of reading aloud a paragraph by Heidegger and then exclaiming to the audience, “Why the hell do we readContinue reading “And some days it’s nothing but bad news…”
RIP: Johnny Winter
Great blues and rock guitarist Johnny Winter passed away at age 70. I’ve always loved his cover of “Highway 61 Revisited” And I love how much he uses the lower registers in his lead guitar here: His most famous song is probably “Rock and Roll Hootchie Coo,” but many of us under 50 or soContinue reading “RIP: Johnny Winter”
12th August 1827 – the Death of William Blake | Dorian Cope presents On This Deity
While I think the gnostic Blake thesis is overly simplistic, much appreciation for this tribute to Blake’s life on the anniversary of his death: 12th August 1827 – the Death of William Blake | Dorian Cope presents On This Deity.