I am a DJ, I am what I play...
Those of you that missed David Bowie's take-over of the airwaves on
The songs in the list below with no artist name next to them are obviously David's own recordings and the titles in brackets are the original albums that each song originally appeared on. Ziggy Stardust served as an introduction to the show and David's own choices in order of broadcast were:
New Killer Star (Reality)
She'll Drive The Big Car (Reality)
Never Get Old (Reality)
Looking For Water (Reality)
She Ain't Right For You - Macy Gray (The Trouble with Being Myself)
Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) - Scritti Politti (Cupid and Psyche '85)
2 + 2 = 5 - Radiohead (Hail To The Thief)
Out Of Time - Blur (Think Tank)
Fairytale Of New York - The Pogues And Kirsty MacColl (If I Should Fall From Grace With God)
Modern Love (Let's Dance)
Fantastic Voyage (Lodger)
I'm Afraid Of Americans (Earthling)
David introduced most of the tracks with a few words about each and there were some fascinating insights, including this about She'll Drive The Big Car:
Staying with, I guess, an American theme because.. well, much of the album is American. I wrote the album in New York and my wife and I and our child are residents and citizens of that particular city so it's very hard to not be totally influenced by it, it's so dominating a place, there's such a buzz there. It doesn't stop for 24 hours a day and it just goes on. New York goes on and on. For some people it doesn't go on and on and the woman who is the progenitor of this next song, 'She'll Drive The Big Car', is a woman who feels her time has come to an end and she shall not go on and on. And she drives down by the river every day and it does occur to her, one day, that she and the rest of her family will pay a more intimate trip to the river and I think we are left with the idea at the end of the song that she probably turns the car off the road into the river. It's a sad little American story. It seems most great American tragedies have something to do with an automobile, so that's why this particular one takes place in a car. It's called 'She'll Drive The Big Car'.
Susan 'Busy Fingers' * Smith has kindly typed up the whole transcript, which you can read
Susans has also typed up another recent radio interview that makes for great reading. It's one that David did with Richard Allinson last month (09.13.2003 REMINDER: LISTEN TO DB ON RADIO 2 TODAY) which you can also read by going
We also hope to have the transcript for you soon of David's appearance yesterday on Gary Crowley's show. (09.05.2003 NEWS: HELP GARY CROWLEY QUIZ DAVID BOWIE NOW)
* I should point out to those of you with your minds in the gutter, that this nick name refers to nothing other than Susans' typing skills!