Photo of the Ziggy Stardust album cover by G.
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
40 years ago on this day, June 6, 1972, David Bowie released his epic album “Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars.”
The following 11 songs have rocked all of our worlds:
Five Years / Soul Love / Moonage Daydream / Starman / It Ain’t Easy / Lady Stardust / Star / Hang onto Yourself / Ziggy Stardust / Suffragette City / Rock and Roll Suicide.
Perfect album. Many happy returns Ziggy! Thanks for making all of our ears so happy for the last 40 years and beyond!
Photos by G. Art by OCMC.
Last year, I was lucky enough to interview artist OCMC (Oh Captain My Captain), and aside from seeing his art on the streets, I had not had the opportunity to see his art in a gallery setting. Good news for all of us! OCMC is showing his latest works at the School of Visual Arts in New York.
Oh Captain My Captain
The School of Visual Arts is located at 209 East 23rd Street in Manhattan. The exhibit will run throughout February 2012.
Photo by G.
David Bowie is Back!
Rumours have been circulating about David Bowie’s health for some time and the superstar announced via Twitter (on November 1 and 2, 2011) that he is back!
His tweet from November 1 said: “Just when I wanted to call it quits there goes Lou Reed inspiring the hell out of me!”
He followed that up on November 2 with: “Back into the studio we go! (January) Great to be working with Lou again on “More Than Meets The I” . We’re both on cloud 9!”
Best news ever! Welcome back David. We’ve been waiting a long time!
Keep abreast on the latest by following David Bowie on Twitter and According2g on Twitter.
Photos by G.
Life On Mars Revisited by David Bowie, Mick Rock, Barney Clay
The Creators Project is an event not to be missed. Last year, I attended the inaugural launch party in New York and it was one of the best events I’ve ever been to. It was at Milk Studios in Chelsea and it featured 12 hours of music and art installations. This year, they switched it up a little bit and held the festivities over 2 days and in Brooklyn, spread out across multiple locations in Dumbo. Gone were the free alcohol and food, but the art was pretty interesting. Most installations were made with cutting edge technology and it was surely a stimuli overload for the good.
Jumbletron by Black Dice and Animal Collective
The weather was slightly chilly, but it was a gorgeous day to wander around and discover one cool art installation after another. These photos you see don’t represent how cool each installation was, including the top photo of being engulfed by larger than life cinema screens featuring a tripped out remixed video of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars.”
Origin by United Visual Artists
You were encouraged to interact with the art, which is always welcome in my book, as you will see in the next photo. The Creators Project also runs October 16, 2011 by RSVP only. Hopefully you got your confirmation because you will not want to miss this!
Super Pong by SuperUber
Peace from G at the Creators Project 2011
Photo by G.
Moonage Daydream Street Art
Freak out in a moonage daydream!
PS. Aren’t the lyrics, “I’m a mama papa coming for you…” Just sayin’….