David Bowie

Behind the Song: David Bowie – ‘Subterraneans’

‘Subterraneans’ is the closing song on what has become perhaps David Bowie’s most critically acclaimed album: Pitchfork placed Low at number 1 on their ‘Top 100 Albums of the 1970s’, on Q’s list of the ‘100 Greatest British Albums Ever’ Low was Bowie’s highest entry at number 14, and while elsewhere it vies with Ziggy Stardust and Hunky Dory, and occasionally Station to Station and “Heroes”, Low is the constant,…

David Bowie Top Ten Songs

David Bowie’s death on Sunday in New York transmitted the rarest of shocks, its announcement rudely waking those of us in the UK, disrupting sleep patterns across the US, and disorienting admirers the world over. After suffering a heart attack midway through the Reality tour in 2004, he had stepped back from public life: his last live performance, alongside Alicia Keys at the…

Cultureteca 29.11.15

On Cultureteca this week, David Bowie announces Blackstar for the date of his sixty-ninth birthday; NASA’s Curiosity rover relays the first images of active sand dunes on Mars; Raspberry Pi unveils a single-board computer for just $5; the 2015 Davis Cup in tennis reaches a climax, with Great Britain against Belgium; and Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy breaks a Premier League record for…