So our pal Sal Nunziato asked us to contribute a little negativity to a tribute to David Bowie over at Burning Wood/Burning Love yesterday.
It was all mostly tongue in cheek, obviously, except that I really dislike David Bowie (and always have) and Sal doesn't.
In any event, just by way of a postscript, I thought I'd add a little positive stuff about the guy.
Just to show I've mellowed.
FOUR REASONS NOT TO HATE DAVID BOWIE
4. There's a very nice bootleg from somewhere of a sort of Buddy Holly-ish acoustic and tambourine version of "Hang on to Yourself" that I like unreservedly.
Oh. There it is.
3. He produced Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes."
He also wrote it. Of course, his own version(s) of it sucks, but it's his song and the Mott version is one of the great singles of the 70s..
2. He produced The Stooges Raw Power.
Bowie's mix of the album sucks, of course. But he produced it when nobody else would, and for that alone he deserves respect from mere mortals.
1. Although gay, he married the most drop dead gorgeous woman in the history of the world.
Wait a minute -- that last one actually pisses me off, now that I think of it.