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RADIO BROADCAST #355
Fanatic. It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? It is obvious that everyone passes away but some people are larger than life and when they eventually leave, it’s almost science fiction. A world without David Bowie is simply less artistic, less mysterious, less musical. We are very lucky to have the records he made. If you get a chance, Fanatic, please check out Blackstar, the man’s last album. It is beautiful as it is haunting and sad. I played it three times in one day in Bristol, England, after I got the news of his passing. I want to play it again but I feel too beaten up to face it right now.
Any death is a loss and I would not say that one is bigger than another. That being said, sometimes, someone leaves and the whole world takes notice. That is the case with Mr. David Bowie.
I am damn sorry that this show is pretaped and we will be unable to bring you a show that you deserve, one where we could immerse ourselves in the man’s amazing music. How about this: Let’s do it in February.
I am on tour for the next few weeks but will be back and we will not only pay our respects to Mr. Bowie, but our good pal Lemmy.
At least we have a little Bowie music for this show. The rest of the tunes are good as well. As always, we hope you dig the show.
Hang onto yourself and STAY FANATIC!!!
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