Category: David Bowie

David Bowie's new book 'Bowie: Object' rocks the Frankfurt Book Fair

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One of the hottest properties making the rounds at that annual festival of literary wheeling and dealing, the Frankfurt Book Fair, isn’t some tome by the hot young author du jour. It’s a hard-to-classify work of nonfiction by a veteran rock star. Call it a book oddity.

To hear it from reports coming out of Frankfurt over the last four days, David Bowie’s mysterious secret project, “Bowie: Object,” has been generating a hive of buzz. Word of the book first leaked on the Publishers Weekly website last week, forcing the Thin White Duke to address its existence on davidbowie.com.

“We still don’t want to give too much away just yet, suffice to say that David Bowie has been working on a book called ‘Bowie: Object,’ ” a post on the site reads.

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The return of the Thin White Duke: The deluxe edition of David Bowie's 'Station to Station'

 

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Pop & Hiss' list of things for you to do today:

1. Tell your mother you love her.

2. Freak out that there's very little of summer left.

3. Obsess over something/someone you shouldn't obsess about. Decide to stop obsessing.

4. Listen to David Bowie's 'Station to Station,' streaming now on KRCW.

We're suspicious of expertise, but it is our expert opinion that listening to Bowie's 1976 magnum opus of strung-out future funk would be simply phenomenal for your day. From the opening stalk of the title track to the wounded clutch of the closing sentimentalist's tune "Wild as the Wind," "Station to Station" could be Bowie's most focused work and probably the most unfortunately persuasive case for the merits of death-defying amounts of drug consumption.

The occasion for such splendid streaming? EMI will be releasing two bonus-crazy packages of "Station to Station" on Sept. 28.

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