Geezee wrote:There was a Bowie tribute led by Mike Garson on Saturday night (and available for 24 subsequent hours). Compared to the BBC tribute a few years ago, which was quite serious and po-faced, this one was really quite good - lively, fun and diverse, and I'm quite surprised they were able to put this all together virtually so well. A really tight band, part of which being Zoomed in, marshalled by Garson, and some nice reimagining of certain songs (like Win and surprise version of Slaughter on 10th Avenue). Of course some inevitable misses here and there, but Garson really put something pretty unique together - Corey Glovers Young Americans, Catherine Russel's Conversation Piece, Gail Ann Dorsey's Strangers When We Meet all really worked really well. Hope it comes it out as a standalone programme at some point. (I do wonder what caused the event to be delayed by 24 hrs - it was supposed to be done on Friday. Although they cited COVID, it seemed from Garson's statement that it was more to do with the troubles in DC, which I wonder how it would impact this kind of event).
A friend got me a ticket for that but when I tried to watch it after the event, it wouldn't let me view it. I don't know whether to pursue it or not given how much I disliked the event I went to in 2019.
As a fan, the poignant sadness is disappearing for me year on year. At my birthday party last year me and ALB were dancing to Bowie and both grinning, which given the misery of our messages a few years before was progress
This year, we drove back from the coast and listened to the radio shows he hosted. I laughed all the way back. He was a funny old fuck, wasn't he?