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Washington Post : 06/09/02
This interview is slightly different from many others, in that David plays DJ for the reporter, and talks about his influences throughout the whole of his career. It begins:- "James Brown is great. Jacques Brel is great. So why not combine them? Why not marry the distinctly American fervor of funk to the heart-tugging gravity of French art songs? You know, create a sort of James Brel. Or a Jacques Brown." Fascinating stuff..
The Observer : 06/09/02
' As he brings 'Be My Wife' to a close, Bowie turns to the audience, grins the widest of grins and leans into the microphone. 'Waddya reckon?' he asks. 'Good innit!' Awe-struck, the entire audience mutely nods its agreement. All three of us.
Associated Press : 06/14/02
"My entire career, I've only really worked with the same subject matter," he said. "The trousers may change, but the actual words and subjects I've always chosen to write with are things to do with isolation, abandonment, fear and anxiety ? all of the high points of one's life."
Asked about his career's high points, Bowie said: "What I'm most proud of is that I can't help but notice that I've affected the vocabulary of pop music. For me, frankly, as an artist, that's the most satisfying thing for the ego."
USA Today : 06/11/02
Bowie's personal take on his creative legacy is, at first blush, relatively modest. ''I feel so knocked out that something I've done has permeated these little seeds I've unwittingly planted,'' he says.
''But in the back of my mind,'' Bowie adds, with an impish grin, ''I think there was always a sense of, 'There -- follow that.' ''