So he leafed through a magazine...
Being a South Bank Centre member, I was very happy this morning to have the above publication drop through my letterbox. In celebration of the tenth annual Meltdown Festival, the magazine has a three page feature and a front cover with details of
"Bowie is well suited to the Meltdown ethos, casting his net wide for the most intriguing, exciting musical developments he can find. Experimentation is woven into his DNA. And if sometimes things don't go according to plan, that doesn't matter. 'I'm so eclectic that vulnerability is involved,' he said in 1978. 'I thrive on mistakes. If I haven't made three good mistakes in a week, then I'm not worth anything.' In a pop world far too timidly sanitised for its own good, Bowie's most valuable legacy is the lesson that risks are worth taking."
And with the publication of the full Meltdown schedule yesterday, David Bowie has again stayed true to that ideal.
The South Bank Magazine is free to members and callers to any of the venues under the SBC umbrella.