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rifftraxmike:

It’s bothered me for more than 40 years. That line in David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” where Major Tom rather reasonably requests of Ground Control that they tell his wife he loves her very much and they slap him down without even considering it.

I had insomnia one night and though I can’t say that Space Oddity caused it, I did get up and write this response, which my wife and some RiffTrax people were kind enough to record. Bill Corbett is Major Tom, Bridget Nelson is his wife, I am Ground Control, and Conor Lastowka is the Narrator (he also graciously edited.) 

Commencing slow clap…

Very well done.

DAVID BOWIE IN MEMPHIS 1972 SUPER 8 UNEARTHED

“Elvis is English…” 

Mike McCarthy of Guerrilla Monster Films has been in touch with the news that he has posted a shaky, albeit fascinating, bit of silent super 8 footage from Ziggy and The Spider’s evening performance in Memphis in 1972.

The film went live on the eve of the 41st anniversary of the show, which originally took place on Sunday, September 24th, 1972 at Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee.

Despite the fact that the quality is not good and there is no sound, it’s still definitely worth a watch just to see the brilliant young Bowie throwing a few shapes which are pure Elvis (The Memphis Flash) via the Lindsay Kemp school of mime.

More details here.

emergentfutures:

Web Helps Musicians Sell Shares of Royalties
“Me and most writers can’t walk into a bank,” Mr. Glass said in an interview from his home studio in Los Angeles. “Banks don’t understand how songwriting works, how the whole business of royalties works.”
So Mr. Glass turned to the Royalty Exchange, a Web site where musicians can sell parts of their royalty income to investors. He put 15 of his songs on the block — including “Miss You Like Crazy,” a Top 10 hit for Ms. Cole in 1989, of which Mr. Glass was a co-writer — and raised $158,000. Mr. Glass retains most of his rights to those songs, but will now share part of the income with an investor whenever they are played on the radio or streamed online.
Full Story: NYT

Bowie Bonds 2.0

emergentfutures:

Web Helps Musicians Sell Shares of Royalties

“Me and most writers can’t walk into a bank,” Mr. Glass said in an interview from his home studio in Los Angeles. “Banks don’t understand how songwriting works, how the whole business of royalties works.”

So Mr. Glass turned to the Royalty Exchange, a Web site where musicians can sell parts of their royalty income to investors. He put 15 of his songs on the block — including “Miss You Like Crazy,” a Top 10 hit for Ms. Cole in 1989, of which Mr. Glass was a co-writer — and raised $158,000. Mr. Glass retains most of his rights to those songs, but will now share part of the income with an investor whenever they are played on the radio or streamed online.

Full Story: NYT

Bowie Bonds 2.0