Tag Archives: David Bowie

Outro #4: On Paying Tribute

What good does it do to pay tribute? What does it accomplish to declare to the world that you see the worth of something, that you thrill to it? The question seems pressing to me after my last post, which … Continue reading

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Queer: Queen, “We Are The Champions” (1977)

Is there a queer musical hook?  Try not to think about dress, gestures, biographies, or lyrical content.  Also, try not to think about the sense in which music as such—our most sensitive, fluid, pleasure-seeking idiom of expression, swamping or seeping … Continue reading

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When I’m a Young Dude: Mott the Hoople, “All The Young Dudes” (1972)

Whenever words and music are combined, it’s customary to treat the music as the more or less helpful servant of the words—and alas, many terrible songs have been composed in that way, words first and music as their accessory—but since … Continue reading

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Categories & Nominations

If you feel the urge to point out a category or hook but not yet the urge to analyze it (or your urge is to see if someone else will try analyzing it), here’s a place. GREAT SCREAM 1.  Roger … Continue reading

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