I thought I’d follow up last week’s solid gold classic with another legendary track. It really doesn’t get much better than this. Huge strings, subtle piano tones, a slowed-down Amen beat and yes, one of the greatest vocal performances of the twentieth century.
Yes, it’s an absolute epic. It’s a
Sometimes you just have to drop a fat one. Epic house chord stabs, anthem feel. Play it loud, hands in the air. It’s a floor filler. It’s a
Computers eh? They’re amazing. Of course they’re incredibly frustrating and inexplicable at times as anyone who has tried to install a wireless printer will tell you, but generally I think they’re pretty neat and could well catch on. Maybe one day we will have them in our homes. Think how cool that will be. We could all be in contact, look at videos of cats and stuff. Amd every week, we could get an email from someone sending us a pic
and suggesting we write 100 words each about it, and share them somewhere we can all read each other’s work.
Yep, the future is going to be amazing, we will all be living on Venus, driving hovercars and holidaying on Pluto. And the warpdrive trip there will be really quick so you won’t have time to read a book or watch a film. You’d probably get about as much time as it takes to read my FriFic this week…
“What’s this creature called?” the guest asked, pointing at a yellow insect on the stairpost. Iqbal examined it. He had never seen such bright markings before. “That’s a Yellowback,” he improvised. The guest nodded
By chance, Iqbal mentioned this to Yashif, the hotel’s proprietor, showed him its striking colour. Yashif investigated and, a few entrepreneurial phone calls later, a consignment of Yellowbacks arrived. They would add colour and charm to the hotel, he thought, the guests would love them.
But Yellowbacks breed. And roam. That year’s meagre harvest was consumed in less than a week.
The next year’s never grew.
Heroes is many people’s choice as their favourite Bowie tune, and here it is having been put through two remixes by two of my favourite musicians. Philip Glass has released orchestral intepretations of the Low and Heroes albums, and Richard D James, aka Aphex Twin, then got his supremely talented hands on the title track of the Heroes symphony and remixed it even further beyond the original.
I know this won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I don’t care. It’s extraordinary, it’s a
A Suitable Boy. Lord of the Rings. Clarissa. War And Peace. What do all these books have in common? Read more…
This has to go down as the best sample of the year. Read more…